Friday, January 07, 2011
Two Months Old!
You are two months old, now! Well, to be honest, you have been two months old for almost three weeks, now, but I'm only just getting around to posting this today. I've had it pretty much written in my head the whole time, though.
I started your one month letter by saying I couldn't believe it had been a whole month. Now, I can't believe it's only been two months. It feels like you've been part of this family forever.
This month was relatively uneventful. I had a pretty nasty flu bug at the beginning of the month, and I think you caught a touch of it, too. Even with a gassy, grumbly tummy, though, you were still a sweet, happy girl. You've been smiling more and more, and you readily recognize your Mommy, Daddy, and sister, greeting us with wide grins.
You pretty much spent this entire month growing. At your two-month checkup, you were almost 12 pounds (75th %) and 24.5 inches long (>97th %). Some of your 3-6 month clothes were already tight on you by the time I dug them out of storage for you. Yeah, I'm pretty sure you'll be taller than me before you're 12.
You didn't reach a lot of milestones this month. You're not quite laughing yet, but you coo a lot, and you have this squawky little quack that is almost a laugh. It's absolutely adorable. I think the biggest milestone was that, after weeks of chewing on your hands, you finally managed to isolate your thumb. You still don't get it in there consistently, but I think you're going to be a thumb-sucker like your sister and your Mama.
You're a pretty good sleeper, usually giving me a 4-6 hour stretch of sleep at the beginning of each night. Once or twice, you've even slept for a mind-boggling 8 hours. Of course, if you're taking requests, I wouldn't mind getting more sleep, but I really can't complain. Being up in the middle of the night is tiring, but it's really the only one-on-one time we get together, and you take full advantage by smiling at me and cooing and grabbing my fingers or hair. It's nice to have that little bubble of quiet, baby-love time.
I love you very much, and even though the logistics of having two kids are sometimes complicated, I already can't imagine life without you. You really are a blessing.