Tuesday, April 27

2 months.

yesterday we had the two-month checkup.
that's right, shots.
she was so brave.

we cuddled and took naps.
she's feeling better but she's still a tad cranky and very sleepy.

here's the good news:

our big girl weighs 11.5 lbs!
she's still in the 50th percentile when it comes to length and head size, but she's up in the 75th percentile for weight. what can i say? she's a good (and greedy) little eater.
(too bad none of the "mommy benefits" of breastfeeding have applied to me so far...)

she's sleeping a little better at night. i can actually get her to fall asleep in her bed and stay there for a few hours. she's also having an easier time getting back to sleep when she wakes up. whenever she wakes up she always has a smile for me. she also smiles when her diapers are really messy or when she spits all over my shirt. she has quite the sense of humor.

she holds her head up all the time and headbutts me when i try to support it too much. she's a wiggle worm! she still hates being on her tummy, though. she is trying desperately to find her thumb. she spends hours each day sucking on her fists, like she's trying to make her thumb come out. if i try to help her and give her the pacifier, she swats it away. she'll get frustrated after a while and take the pacifier, but she's gonna get that thumb any day now. she's independent and stubborn. she knows what she wants and she'll get it.

she still likes to be held or be moving all the time. in fact, i'm holding her right now and typing with one hand.

she also likes:

getting dressed
being outside
riding in the backpack (frontpack?)
any kind of music
having happy conversations
her paci
bathtime (finally!)
holding onto mommy's hair
rides in the car
when daddy comes home
anything daddy does
running errands
moving her limbs
stretching and wiggling
making noise

she dislikes:

holding still too long
when the car ride ends
being put on the floor after she falls asleep

(she's yawning. i promise!)

her eyes look like they are only getting bluer. her hair seems like it is getting lighter, too. who knows? maybe our two brown-eyed, brown-haired selves will have a blue-eyed, yellow-haired baby. either way, we can't wait to see what happens next.


Kristina P. said...

Oh, I love her little chins!

Just SO said...

She is the cutest!! And she looks like Erynn in that yawning picture!

Saimi said...

That was GREAT post!! It is so fun to see the changes they make as they grow and how their little personalities start to emerge.

She is absolutely beautiful!

Scaliwag said...

Who knows! maybe she'll be a strawberry blonde like Erynn.

Anonymous said...

oh she is getting chunkier! those pictures are so fun. i'm glad she is sleeping better for ya! happy 2 month check up!

sunnydays photography said...

what a cutie patootie! hey- the brunettes CAN have the yellow haired blue eyed offspring... never thought it would happen to me but it did! i bet she'll have light brown hair. yep.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Alayna had her 15 month check-up today. She did NOT appreciate the shots!! I hate check-ups just for that reason!
You little one is SOOOO adorable! Not helping with my desire to have a newborn. =)

Madalyn said...

I feel like a broken record but she is frikkin' cute!

..M.. said...

what a cutie pie!! she makes the BEST faces!!