You are 2 months old today and it is SO fun to see you learning new things every day!
-Your smile is the BEST thing. You often have a pretty serious expression with a furrowed brow, you can be pretty intense. But when you smile and your face relaxes, we soak up every second! Every morning after you eat, there is a 15 minute HAPPY TIME where I get the best smiles and can't stop taking pictures (sorry everyone on instagram...i know it gets ridiculous)
-You make the BEST faces...are so expressive! It cracks me up!
-You are drooling ALL the time, and constantly trying to suck on anything, mostly your wrist or hand (you still can't find your thumb), rarely your paci, sometimes our arm or your burp cloth or whatever is closest to you.
-You spit up what seems to be MOST of your meal. What's the deal with that?
-Your head control is so good! When we put you on your tummy, you are pushing yourself up to see everything around you. (We are working on that arm strength already!)
-You scooch around whenever we lay you down. At night when we put you in your crib, you always end up in a complete circle or in the opposite corner. We always laugh at the positions we find you in.
-You LOVE to kick and use your legs! Standing (with assistance) is your new favorite thing and you are so strong. We put you on the nap nanny on your tummy so you can push up to a standing position and look over the edge. When we hold onto your fingers you can stand for a long time! I have a feeling you will be up and moving sooner than later.
-You are a pro eater, and eat about 3-4oz every 2.5 hours during the day.
-You are also a pro sleeper. Everyone is jealous. Although it still takes us 3 or more tries to get you down and asleep at night, you sleep between 9-11 hours pretty consistently! It. Is. Awesome. We try to put you down at 8, but usually it is 10pm before you are down for the night.
-You love to go jogging with your mom and it often puts you to sleep.
-Your 91 year old great grandmother came to visit you for the first time(the day before she fell & broke her pelvis in 2 places)
|Me and my grandma|
|You & your great grandma|
-You LOVE when your dad gets home from work! You love when he holds you, and he is the best at putting you to bed.
-You are 23 inches long and in the 94th percentile for length, 11 lbs 12oz and in the 90th percentile for weight, and the 86th percentile for your head size. Pretty proportional, way to go. I won't comment on your weight because you are a girl, and may be sensitive about it : ) but you are already too long for a few of your 0-3 month clothes!
We are SO THANKFUL God gave us YOU!
As for what's up with me- I really think I injured my lower back from holding my child. (You did see her weight, right?) She so often cries during the day unless she is HELD, and doesn't often let me even sit down with her (unless she falls asleep on me). So I have to stand and walk around, and I guess I lean back so she can rest on my chest. Anyway, I think that is why my back is killing me...I've had so many weird body aches since having her. Arms from holding her wrong well breast-feeding, upper back from pushing her in the jogging stroller, now lower back...No one prepared me for all of the post-pregnancy pain ; )
I have been running more since week 6 now that I have been cleared by the doctor. It is great because it gets us outside, puts her to sleep when she has been fussy, and gives me time to just think & be! But I have this nerve problem in my right foot, which is becoming a real issue. So pray for that to disappear.