Tuesday, June 04, 2013

2 Months

Weight: 12 lbs 14 oz,84%
Height: 23 inches, 76%
Head: 14 inches, 23%

Baby Evelyn,

You're two months old now and I'm frantically looking for the "pause" button.  I have loved watching you grow and change this past month, but you can stop for a while! You are such a happy baby and a joy to be around.

In this past month you have become more adjusted to the world and are a far more content baby. Mama and Daddy are learning you a little better and our days are going smoother. You have gotten into a fairly consistent routine of eat, play, sleep. I'm noticing that you are eating and sleeping around the same times each day. You are still a little unpredictable as to how often you want to eat, but I don't mind going with the flow.

You have become so much more interactive this past month. I love the time after you eat when you are the happiest. We often lay you on the bed and you will "talk" and smile at us. I also have enjoyed being able to put you in your bouncer in the kitchen with me while I'm working. You will sit there and just watch me do my work as you kick and "talk." I'm usually singing or talking to you as I work and will occasionally stop to make your music play on the bouncer. I love it when you will give me a big smile in those moments.

Bath time continues to be a favorite activity for you. When I first put you in the tub, you make a surprised face and almost look like you're going to cry. But I splash a little water on you and you start smiling and kicking around. You love to wiggle around, kick, and talk to me. I sing and will talk to you about all kinds of stuff. After about 15-20 minutes, I get tired of sitting on the floor and your water gets cold. You let me know that you are not happy about getting out. I let you lay on the changing table and air dry a while before I get you dressed, which makes you happy.

You love your Daddy! You have started being more content and happy when he holds you instead of always crying for me. He plays a little game with you where he kisses you and says "oh boy" and you love it! You give him a big smile and will usually talk to him. I love seeing the two of you together and how much he loves you. He comes right over to talk to you and kiss you when he comes home from work. You turn your head and look for him as soon as you hear his voice.

You have developed great sleeping habits this month. You typically sleep on our walk in the morning for about 45 minutes, then take a longer nap (1-2 hours) around 11, and couple more 30 minute naps in the afternoon/evening. You are usually asleep for the night around 10 or 11 and sleep until 3. After nursing and playing a while, you are back to sleep until 6:30. A few nights this past week you have slept 6-7 hour stretches at night, which is great! I do enjoy our middle of the night feeding. You are usually very smiley and happy, but then get very snuggly when you are ready to go back to sleep.

You have been quite a Mama's girl this past month, but you're starting to let your Daddy hold you a little more. I don't mind that you want me all the time. In fact, just today we were out running errands and you were in your car seat for several hours. When we got home, you were ready to nurse. As I nursed you and held you for a while, I realized that I had missed having you in my arms while we were out and about. Granted, it does get a little difficult to get things done when you want to be held, but we're working through it. I love our special times together when you're nursing or I'm rocking you to sleep. I love when you're happy and playing, but I sure do love your snuggles!

I love you, sweet girl, and I love being your Mama. I'm excited to see how you grow and develop in the next month.




Elizabeth said...

Aww, she's growing! Adele is in the 90th on length and 75th on the others.
Hattie has that blue dress with green buttons too.
She's a cutie!

Michele said...

It is amazing how fast she is growing and changing!! Evelyn has a beautiful smile! I can't wait to see her!
Love you all!!!

Sarah Griffin said...

We love lil Miss Evelyn! It is such a joy to be able to stare at her sweet face on our morning walks. Its also been a beautiful blessing to see you be such a wonderful mother(just as I knew you would be:)!

Christina T said...

How in the world is she 2 months old already?! She's beautiful, Lydia, and I love seeing how she's growing.