Lily has been in our lives for two months and Mark said it best, the time has flown by but it also feels like forever ago that we were in the hospital. After Lily’s first month I shared this update and I had not been cleared for cardio exercise so while mark was on paternity leave we WALKED. Not nearly as much as we would have done, say on our Italy trip, but for my first month postpartum I would say 74 miles of tracked walks is not too shabby!
That said, in Lily’s second month I also walked quite a bit, you can follow along on my Strava profile, but Lily and I just surpassed 140 miles with a few days left. If there is interest I’ll do a separate post about postpartum fitness but in May I also took two Pilates classes, one boot camp and went on four bike rides (three Peloton and one outdoors) but this update is about my little princess:
A few facts about Lily Harper for her two month update:
Nicknames: Lily Girl, Monkey, Squish (all the same as last month)
Firsts: Lily’s travels continue with her first hotel stay on the South coast of England in Bournemouth, a beach day at Mudeford Quay, and her first castle visit, she explored Highcliffe Castle. She now gives us daily smiles and can head up tummy time where she loves pushing with her legs – I think we will have an early crawler on our hands. Lily also spent her first time away from Mommy with a few afternoons being watched by her grandma where Mark and I had some alone time attending the theater and an Arsenal match.
Weight: Between 9 and 10 pounds.
Length: ~21 inches
Teeth: Lily has 0 teeth.
Loves: Lily loves being carried in the Babybjorn carrier which is new this month as she finally weighs enough. Our little girl also loves eating (which we affectionately call mommy milk). And everything from last month’s update remains true – being cuddled, playing with her hands, looking at her black and white cards, and the sounds from her white noise machine and Ewan the sheep.
Hates: Wearing hats, getting the hiccups, things being put over her head, and having to wait too long between feeds. She also started the month hating her car seat but thankfully has become a bit better.
In Lily’s second month the family time continued with her cousin Violet’s third birthday, a visit from her uncle and soon-to-be aunt from New York, and a lovely two weeks visit from my mom who Lily will call Mimi. We have also started a nighttime routine which kicks off with candlelit bath time, then a change with baby massage, and a “top up” feed in the dark with the white noise on. This has been going well so fingers crossed it continues!