Thursday, September 17, 2009

two months

Sweet Leah,

Okay, I'm unfortunately continuing the bad habit I started last month. You actually turned two months last Friday, but now it's the following Thursday and I'm just getting to this. What can I say? Life with two kids is busy. Wonderful, but busy.

We had your two-month well child doctor visit on Tuesday. You passed all the tests with flying colors! And you hated the shots. It was so hard to watch! Much harder than I remember it being with Jack. Not that I love him less--I actually think he didn't cry as much. But I also don't remember THREE separate vaccines with him. Poor baby. (Although Jack wasn't in the clear this time--he got a flu shot and screamed just as loud as you did). You weighed in at 14 lb 11 oz (atta girl) and a lanky 25 inches long. Seriously, I just make babies that refuse to be on the charts. But I like them that way!

My favorite thing about you right now is your smile. In fact, just this morning, you woke up and started making some noises but not fussing. So I dozed for a couple more minutes and got up. When I peeked over the side of your bassinet, I was greeted with the widest grin from you! You actually smile with your whole face! Your mouth starts to grin and then opens wide, and your eyes are so bright. Then your whole body starts to squirm with happiness. I love it! It makes waking up after a difficult night a little easier. Although, last night wasn't so bad. We were in bed by 10:00, and you woke up at 2:00 and 5:00. Yup, that's a good night. Bad is when you go down at 9:00 and wake up at 10:45, 12:20, 2:00, 4:15, 6:05, and 7:30. Yes, we've had nights like that as recently as last week. Let's not do it too much more, though, okay? It's hard to even think about functioning the next day.

You're also starting to have lengthier awake times during the day. You actually seem amused by your bouncy seat and swing, as opposed to just enduring them while I shower or make lunch. You continue to prefer the Moby for sleeping during the day, which I don't mind right now. Sure, you'll need to learn to sleep in your own bed eventually. Like when I don't feel like wearing your 30-pound body on mine. But until then, I think it's cozy.

You experienced your first Minnesota State Fair a few weeks ago. You weren't impressed. Actually, you slept through nearly all of it. In the Moby. My favorite part about bringing you was taking advantage of FM 107's "Lactation Station." It was a huge tent full of rocking chairs and fans with a couple of changing tables. So nice! And much better than trying to nurse you in the bathroom or in front of half of our state's population. It will be fun when you're older--Jack really enjoyed the animals, merry-go-round, and a great big corndog. :)

I love you, sweet baby. You're growing entirely too quickly, but I'm enjoying you so much. Just keep those smiles coming and I'll be fine. :)



Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, in the picture I feel like she looks a LOT like her daddy. I thought she looked like you when I saw her in person, but in this picture...not so much :)

My kids are so opposite. They are definitely on the charts - on the exact opposite end from Leah. 25thish percentile :)

Mrs. G said...

Ha ha! A few more pounds and Leah will be as big as her buddy Paige! CUTE picture by the way...I would smile a lot too if you were my mom! Can you adopt me?

By the way, I need to sign this comment as Mrs. G, sorry. I set my kids up with blogs and it won't let me change my profile right now. :)