It’s funny how in two short years, baby gear changes. Even when the Mini was on his way out of babyhood, something new would come out and I’d be remiss about not having the opportunity to use it. There’s not a whole lot that we needed obviously, save for clothes and maybe a few odds and ends, but otherwise, I tried to keep it lean, knowing that there was a lot of stuff that I got and never used the last time around. That said, there are a few things that I’ve been absolutely loving this time around.
Under the Nile organic burp cloths. Sure sure, a burp cloth is a burp cloth. I actually got these as a gift and I LOVE them. They’re very thick and soft. I use them in Little Girl’s co-sleeper so that I’m not changing her sheet the 77 times a night she spits up. Totally worth the money.
Aden and Anais muslin swaddling wraps. These are the most awesome blankets ever. I used them in the hospital for swaddling. I got a lot of compliments on them. They’re beyond huge, which I love, and they’re so light. I use them for shading the car seat in the sun, or for a blanket in the car. Perfect for summer. I always have one on hand.
Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller. I am a huge huge stroller snob. I sold my Rockstar baby, mainly because I wasn’t going to haul two strollers around, even though I really loved it. I can’t use a plain old Graco. I kept my Zooper for LG, when she gets older, but the indie twin kicks major ass.
Also, I lied. It’s a baby update. Mainly because I like looking back and seeing what the Mini did. I want to look back and not be delusioned into thinking either of my children slept right out of the womb.
LG turned two months old the other day, and I can’t believe the time is going so fast. Comparatively, she seems bigger than the Mini at this age. Like her brother, she is a good eater and a solid kid. No longer does she have the little chicken legs or tiny arms, but full fledged rolls. I look at her newborn pictures and think, what the fuck? She’s just growing way way too fast. We started her on meds for reflux and she’s a totally different baby than she was even two weeks ago. She loves to smile and coo. I even got a laugh out of her today. Overall, a happy kid, but she’s not content to watch the grass grow under her feet. She’s not happy to sit in one spot. She sucks at the sleep thing. She either naps all day, or not at all, and looking back at the Mini’s updates, he was largely the same way in regards to napping. I know he didn’t get his shit together on that front for months and months. As for sleeping at night, well, she’s just in the last week started going down around the same time, however, at this age, the Mini wins. He was sleeping 6-7 hours, she is not. She only gets up once a night, but it’s more like 4-5 hours. But that’s mainly because I top her off before I go to bed. She’s much like me, in that she has a very hard time falling asleep. I have some semblance of a night back. She’s recently started reaching for objects and noticing her surroundings more. She is a total Mama’s girl and her favorite spot to sleep is attached to me in some way. She has no desire to roll or try, it’s still really early, but given her dislike of being in one spot, I’m surprised she hasn’t tried mobility. I’m definitely not the least bit upset by this. I’d rather her be right where I left her, thank you. She hates tummy time, but has insane head control, so I don’t worry too much about her lack of tummy time.
That said, it’s funny (as in not really) how much more anxiety I have in regards to her developmental milestones. Much more than with the Mini, who hit most of his early milestones early or on time. Which really meant dick, given the fact that he’s got a processing disorder. I watch her like a hawk, and drive the Meester nuts.
People don’t tell you how much anxiety your child causes you. They don’t tell you that it quadruples with each subsequent child.