Life has been busy lately, and it’s about to get busier. We close on our new house tomorrow and move in just 2 short weeks, so this will likely be my last post for a while. Since I’ve totally neglected my Ada updates, this one is for you baby girl!
Ada is, amazingly, 10 weeks old already. She’s growing like a weed, is finally over that nasty infant acne, and overall is adjusting well to life in a busy family. We had her 2-month checkup a few weeks ago, and she weighed in at 11 pounds even (50th percentile) and was about 22 inches long (also 50th percentile). She is now taking a healthy dose of Pepcid each day to curb her reflux, which was causing severe nasal congestion. We actually had to take her to an ENT because her congestion was so bad. He shoved a small camera up her nose and down her throat and it turns out it’s just reflux, despite our pediatrician’s concern that either Harper or Roman had stuck something up there. A few days of Pepcid cleared it right up and now she is sleeping and eating just fine!
I call Ada my “buddy” because we are rarely, if ever, apart. She is very attached to me and typically won’t let anyone else hold her for long, including Portman! She has been sleeping with us until we move, and I think it’s going to be a challenge getting her to sleep alone. She is an easy, sweet baby and sleeps really well. She falls asleep at night shortly after the other kids’ 7:00 bedtime, wakes up a couple of times to eat, and sleeps in with me until 8 or 9 (yes, I sleep in until 8 or 9 – my husband is amazing). During the day she naps, nurses, and survives constant hugging and kissing attacks from her siblings. Harper absolutely adores her and is constantly asking to hold her. She is very sweet and protective of her. Roman is still a little jealous, mostly when Portman is holding Ada, but he is doing much better. He doesn’t seem to care at all if I am holding or nursing Ada – he only gets upset if Portman picks her up.
I took a few photos of Harper holding her the other day. Seriously, Harper cannot get enough of her baby sister. Hopefully she will still be excited about her when I move Ada into Harper’s room next year!