Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two months

TWO MONTHS! Two months with the sweetest and cutest baby in the world. She's just perfect. Month two of life brought all sorts of fun things; she became less of a squishy sleepy bundle of newborn and more of an alert wiggly smiley baby. We're starting to see some personality and it's just THE BEST. She started giving us real smiles a few weeks ago and we're getting more and more of them everyday. Those smiles man. They rock your world. It's so reassuring to see her look into my eyes and really smile, because sometimes I'm like WHAT AM I DOING DOES SHE EVEN LIKE ME? But when she smiles and kicks her little legs and makes little baby noises at me, I just melt into a puddle on the floor. I am fully whipped by my daughter. 

Still working on smiling big for the camera. But man, no one has anything on how her dad can make her smile. When she was in my tummy Brendon's voice was my go-to when I hadn't felt her move in a while. His voice could get her going like nothing else. So I suspected she might like him, but I had no idea. The way she reacts to him, it's insane. She LOVES him. He makes these ridiculous voices and faces and she just eats it up. She adores him. Until she's mad and then she's my baby again. I win for soothing abilities, for sure. That's something I loooove, my ability to soothe her. She's a pretty mellow chick, but she has her mad moments. Usually in the evening after a long day of boycotting naps, during the "witching hour" when she's sleepy but wont sleep, she turns into someone else's angry baby. Sometimes nothing either of us can do will calm her, but usually I can cuddle that baby into peace. And that makes me happy. More reassurance that I can do this! 

Her eyes are still blue! Drooling is a new thing. All over the place. Head strength is impressive! She can hold that big ol' head up for a while. Eventually she loses it, but she's pretty strong! Hates tummy time. Still terrible at keeping a pacifier in, but she's super into trying to fit her whole fist into her mouth. Not a big fan of the bottle, but she's learning. Recently discovered her tongue, and if you're lucky and you stick yours out at her, she tries to return the favor. Which will basically break your heart with cuteness. Baby girl is still fitting nicely into three month clothes. Growing like a weed, at her (early) two month check up she was smack dab in the middle of all the percentiles. We have a very average sized baby, which I am not at all complaining about! As long as she is healthy, I am happy!

She's definitely got her days and nights straight. She's been sleeping really well at night! Most nights I only get up with her once or twice to nurse. (Keeping my fingers crossed and knocking on all the wood that announcing this to the world does not backfire on me.) Naps though, she hates 'em. It's a battle to get her to nap during the day, and napping in her crib is a rarity. She sleeps in a little crib in our room just fine at night, but during the day when I try to put her down in the big crib I'll get 30 minutes (like she has an internal timer, exactly 30 minutes) of napping action, max. And that's still rare. Napping on me, she's more a fan of. Oh and in the car seat. Still a champ in the car. We went to New Braunfels and Dallas the past couple weekends and she was awesome. Moments of fussiness, but for the most part she just snoozed. Thank goodness because Temple is basically two hours from anywhere.

So two months with Indiana! Soooo good! Brendon's last day working down in Austin is today, so we survived that mess. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. There were moments, but thankfully Indiana is mostly sunshine and rainbows. She helped me get through it.

We're pretty dang lucky that Indy is mostly laid back and goes fairly easy on us newbie parents. (Keep it up, girl!) She really is the best and it's just getting better every day. Love that little Seahorse! Beyond excited to watch her continue to grow and learn and steal hearts with her cuteness. 

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