You are two months old today! And you should probably get used to your momma asking time to please slow down because I will say it every single month.
You are still the sweetest, most content baby girl, and I am grateful every day that I get to stare into those big blue eyes and that I get to be on the receiving end of your adorable smiles.
You are much more alert and active this month. You look at our faces and into our eyes, and you listen to our voices and respond with tiny coos of your own. You love to hear Daddy sing, and you are very tolerant of Sammy’s affection. You’ve even gotten a few licks from Lucy this month. You are such a loved little one!
Speaking of love, there was a whole lot of it directed towards you during our visit to Dover and Landisville this month. You got to meet all of your great-grandparents and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. You were moved from one set of arms to another and slept so soundly in each. You added a few more pink outfits to your collection (though I still believe that purple and navy are your colors) and received more kisses than I could count.
Not only did you take your first long road trip this month (which you slept all the way through, I must add), you’ve also already been to the circus and the science center! You are perfectly content to sleep in your car seat or strapped to Mommy’s chest while we try our hardest to entertain big brother. It’s tough being a winter baby, and I appreciate your adaptability. I’ve become quite good at bundling up you and Sam and loading both of you, along with all of our gear, into the car for a morning outing.
You are such a good sleeper and sleep 5-7 hour stretches at night. We’ve just started the transition to your crib for naps, but you are still in our room at night. I really don’t mind having you within arms reach and actually look forward to our 3am snuggles. You barely open your eyes, and when I lift you to my shoulder to burp you, you usually lay your head on it and start snoring ever so softly.
I am still mostly feeding you on demand, typically every 2-3 hours during the day. You take several short naps in the morning and one long one in the afternoon — which, on good days, is timed perfectly with Sam’s nap!
You take a pacifier just before falling asleep. And if I can’t get one to you fast enough, you happily suck on your fists. You blow bubbles, which Sam thinks is so funny. And I have to put a bib on you if I don’t want a stream of drool to end up on your shirt.
You wear size 1 diapers and size 0-3 month clothing. I suspect you weigh about 11 pounds, but we’ll get the official number at your well visit later this week. You really don’t like to wear headbands, but I sometimes put them on despite your protests. I can’t help it. You’re my baby girl!
You rarely cry, but you sometimes let out random wails. Probably because it’s the best and fastest way to get our attention! You’ve also learned to cry real tears, which I just hate to see. But as fast as you can turn them on, they stop.
You still love bath time, especially when Sam helps. And you have just started to really pay attention to your toys and the animals that hang from your playmat. Sam likes to share all of his toys (hopefully that lasts forever), and you are often found with a Matchbox car resting on your arm, or one of his favorite stuffed animal laying across your belly. You also really love the hearts mobile above your crib. You smile and “talk” to them and cry when they stop singing back to you.
Nora, you are such a sweet pea. Having a daughter is even better than I imagined it would be. Love you lots.