Hazel at 2 months, or, siblings are different
Yesterday was Hazel’s 2 month birthday, so without further ado, here’s the rock hammer for scale pictures (I’m including 2 because I couldn’t choose just one to post).
Her legs are cut off at the bottom of that picture, so you can’t quite see just how long she is. So here:
Hazel is big. We had her 2 month appointment today, and the official stats put her at 99.89th percentile for weight (15 pounds even), and 98.49th percentile for length (24.5″). As comparison, Zoe was at the 45th and 35th percentiles for weight and length at that age. It’s strange having a big baby this time. With Zoe, I felt like I was always apologizing for her being so small (even though she’s right around average, it seems like everyone around here has big kids, must be the Scandinavian genes).
While there are a lot of things that are easier the second time around – for instance, I’m a lot less scared of permanently damaging Hazel – it’s been really hard to adjust to the differences between the two girls. Zoe trained me well to her needs, but it turns out Hazel is different. Which seems obvious until it’s 2 am and you’re on autopilot pulling on your experiences from the last 4 years only to find that this baby doesn’t like to be swaddled and doesn’t actually nurse to sleep. I’m learning, I expect I’ll keep learning. Hazel isn’t exactly a patient teacher, but at least she’s a very cute and sweet one.