Month two! We’re currently in this strange parenting paradox in which time feels like it’s both crawling and zooming by. On the one hand, bringing Wynn home from the hospital feels like it was at least six months ago. That’s how long it’s been, right? But when I look at Wynn, I feel like I blinked and suddenly my newborn has transformed into this big baby!
General Baby Thoughts
After month one, I mentioned wanting to savor every stage this second time around. Well, this second month, we totally failed on that front. At about 5.5 weeks old, Wynn became super colicky, and she’s just now starting to come out of it. We even had to postpone our trip to see family because of it. We were in survival mode up in here, and that’s the truth!
But our little bundle of tears has developed in other ways. She’s growing like a weed, just like her sister. Who knew Johnny and I would make such big babies? Wynn’s also rocking nighttime sleeping, and when she does decide to be happy, she puts on quite a show. Her smiles, coos, and little laughs are almost like a drug. It’s not just her mouth that goes wide into a grin. The apples of her cheeks rise up and her eyes become little half moons of pure happiness. We still just need to catch a good photo of it, and then I’ll share it and make everyone in the world instantly joyful… you can thank me later.
As far as the big sister goes, we’re still adjusting, but it’s definitely getting better. Hearing Sally call Wynn “cutie pie” is the very best, while watching her bite Wynn’s toe is the very worst. But where Sally used to be upset every time I nursed or stayed in my room with Wynn in the mornings (which was every morning), she’s now back to her happy self and doesn’t even notice that stuff anymore. So progress. Hooray!
Financial Baby Thoughts
Thankfully, all is as it should be in the financial realm of two-month-dom. We had a well visit for Wynn’s two-month checkup, which was covered by insurance. Aside from that, I purchased a pack of size 2 diapers (okay, a box of 186) for $36 (saving 20% by using Amazon Mom). I also spent $20 on a box of 864 wipes, which better last a good, long while. And finally, we purchased a white noise machine especially for Wynn (we have one in Sally’s room, too) for $20.
I still haven’t bought Wynn any clothes, poor little dear. But she seems perfectly content to wear and spit up on Sally’s hand-me-downs, so I’m rolling with it to save some money for now. So the grand total for month two is $76. And below is one of my more favorite photos from this second month. I told Sally I was taking a few pictures of Wynn by herself, but those words don’t mean nothing to Sally. And in this case, I’m glad she didn’t listen.