Friday, April 13, 2012

two months!

Audrey Elizabeth, you are TWO months old now! It's so hard to believe that 2 months have passed already, and how much you have already grown and changed. Everyday, it seems, you do something new, and your Daddy and I are amazed and smitten at how wonderful you truly are. We love to just watch you, waiting to see what new thing you do next!

You had your 2 month check-up this week, which included your first round of vaccines. You were NOT happy once those needles pricked your little legs. You cried, which was to be expected, but not for too long. Your little face was SO sad. Mommy felt horrible, but kept a brave face. And believe me, baby girl, it was NOT easy not allowing myself to shed tears right along with you! After your shots, you were one sleepy girl the rest of the day. When you were awake, you were fussy, so we just let you sleep, only waking you up to eat, then letting you fall back asleep. After some tylenol and a warm bath, you seemed to feel a little better. We knew it was the shots though, because you are generally a very happy go lucky baby.

Your first month, you were a little slow to get back up to your birth weight, but you certainly made up for it in the second month, little one! You now weigh 12 lbs 4 oz, and are 23 3/4" long! The doctor said you were in the 88th percentile for weight, and 90th for height -- a very healthy girl! You have outgrown your newborn sleepers, which makes your mom sad. You're growing way too fast! Amazingly, you can still wear some of your newborn sized outfits though (like the one in your 2 month photo) but you can now fit into your 0-3 month clothes, and sometimes, even 3 month!

According to the doctor, you are also meeting all of the milestones you should be by this point. You having been smiling for awhile now, but lately, you smile A LOT, and with purpose. My favorite smiles are first thing in the morning, right after you wake up. You love to smile at anyone, even if they aren't talking to you! It's so very sweet. Often times, I even catch you smiling at things like the elephants on your swing mobile, or the stuffed animals in your crib. And finally, mommy was able to catch that beautiful smile on camera! Keep smiling, baby light up the world :)

You are still a great sleeper -- now only if you'd learn to sleep in longer stretches at night! You are very much a creature of habit, and still wake up every 2-3 hours during the night to eat. You are always sleeping by 8 or 8:30 every night. Daddy and I have even tried keeping you up a little later, hoping you'd then adjust a little closer to our schedules -- but you won't have it, and continue to fall asleep when you want to. Silly girl. Some day, I know I will have to drag you out of bed, so for now, I will enjoy these moments (with lots of caffeine, of course!)

You've had an exciting month, including a visit from the Eater bunny at Grandma and Papa's house, and even a trip to Canton, OH to visit the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. You were such a good girl during that trip, Daddy and I were so proud of how good you were! You also attended a graduating Veteran's dinner at Daddy's school, in which you were the star of the show. Everyone wanted to see you and hold you. Everyone that meets you always says how beautiful and sweet you are -- and we can't help but agree with them :)

Happy 2 months, Audrey Elizabeth! We absolutely cannot wait to see what the next month brings!!



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