Friday, May 13, 2011

All About our Kailey Girl

Kailey just had her 2 month checkup yesterday and weighed in a whopping 11 pounds 6 ounces! She gained a pound and 6 ounces in one month putting her in the 75th percentile! Whew! She also grew 2 inches or so putting her in the 75th percentile for height as well. She certainly likes her bottles, unlike someone else we know who didn't do so hot when it came to drinking as an infant.

She is a pretty easy going baby and is smiling and cooing to our voices now. She is such a happy little girl but it can turn pretty quickly when she wants to eat. She goes from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds or less when she is hugry!

She does not tolerate tummy time too well (Colin never did either) and usually screams any time we put her on the floor on her tummy. Looking at this picture, you would probably think I'm lying, but this was the ONE time she fell asleep on her tummy...

She is very observant to the world around her and I notice that she smiles whenever Colin is nearby, even IF he grabs at her head.

She is a VERY strong little girl and is starting to hold her head up like a champ! In fact, she is so strong that it's hard to hold her sometimes when she is unhappy because she forces her body out in all directions. I decided to test out the bumbo seat and she can do a pretty good job in short stretches of time!

I can't wait to see what kind of relationship her and Colin are going to have with each other. As per usual, I'm impatient because at times, Colin is still very jealous of her and is not very nice to her. Chris made a very good point the other night when he said that a lot has changed for Colin lately between having a new little sister, teeth coming in, a change in his schedule at school, surgery, etc. Good thing he didn't see her trying out his seat!!

Sometimes we call her monkey arms because her fingers are so long and she still doesn't have great control over her arms yet. They are just very spastic and all over the place when she is active. You can kind of see it in this next picture...

When she smiles she has a beautiful smile and her eyes smile with her mouth. She has a cute little dimple on her right cheek which I just love! She just LOVES being naked and free so her most active happy time is on the changing table without any clothes or diaper.

The one itty bitty little thing that bothers/worries me is how she controls her neck when she is on the floor or in her crib, even in her bouncy seat. She always turns it to the left and especially when she is in her crib, she arches her back and turns her head and neck upwards to the left (almost borderline unnaturally far). I'm not sure why (those things start to pop back in my head that the PT and dr would talk about with colin with weakness on one side and all that crap). [sigh] Even with a kid WITHOUT Down Syndrome there are still things I worry about! And THAT one I worry about because of what I know about gross motor development BECAUSE of the Down Syndrome. Sometimes I wonder if it's because she has a bit of reflux so maybe her tummy is uncomfortable and she just arches and rotates because of that?

She's our little girl and I love her!! Happy 2 months Kailey!!


Runningmama said...

She is beautiful!

Kristin said...

She's getting so big!
Piper used to only lay with her head straight up looking at the ceiling. We took her in to see if she had neck muscle issues, but she didn't. She now has a severly flat head (and wasn't a candidate for a helmet either). Kids!

Jenny said...

What a sweet little girl :)

My Thoughts said...

Both Colin and Kailey are absolutely precious.
(-: Happy 2 month birthday sweet little Kailey!

randy said...

So adorable...Kailey has lots of different expressions for an infant! Some were quite serious and others just down right PRECIOUS! Waiting for the "attitude" face!
I know you are enjoying all the pink and purple - but your little Princess looks quite beautiful with her chubby cheeks in blue too!
Yeah for motherhood - now you are worrying X2!

Little Liam said...

She is a doll! Enjoy!!