Friday, May 13, 2011

2 Months and Growing!

Stella Jean,

Yesterday you turned 2 months. 2 MONTHS baby girl!!! It boggles my mind how much you've changed in the past 8 and a half weeks. You now love to smile at random times, sometimes all it takes is meeting a new friend, mommy or daddy smiling at you with a big bright face, getting kisses from auntie, or your favorite, most happiest time, nakey time. Oh how you love to be naked! You are perfectly content just hangin' out on your changing table, wearing nothin' but the safetly belt. You cry when we have to get you dressed again, so we usually try to allow at least half hour of nakey time a couple times a day.

You have become so much more alert over the past month baby girl. You wake up ready to take in all the day has to offer you, which lately has been a lot of sunshine. The past few days we've slept in, woken up to birds chirping and heading straight out to the back deck for some fun in the sun. You're always plopped right under the umbrella, but you're happy as a clam to feel the breeze on your legs and face, and see the bright green grass. So many thing catch your attention now, birds flying by, Abby giving you kisses (they don't bother you thankfully, you actually seem to smirk a little now), daddy spinning the umbrella, reflections of light off the windows. You'll move your head back and forth to take it all in, I cant wait until you can crawl around to start putting feelings and touch together with the things you love to look at.

We've caught you starting to look at your hands, your eyes get big, and you move them around your face a few times, then it's over and they are just another thing you don't quite realize exist. You've also been getting into more of a regular pattern for sleeping and alertness. Last night you slept for a full 6+ hours!! Mommy was extremely thankful for that, even if you didn't go down until almost midnight. You are much more happy in the morning after a good nights sleep, and then you get a good nap from about 1 til 3ish, then head into the rough part of the day. Were guessing you're a little colicky, you like to fuss pretty loudly for several hours every evening. If only we could figure out a good routine that would make you happy all day... but for now, fussing a little at night isnt a bad thing, as long as you sleep well afterwards.

Another big first you did this month!? You took your first BIG road trip!!! Grandma, mommy and you drove from Boise to Auburn last week so you could meet your grandpa Kelly and a lot of other family members. You actually did a great job on the way there, only really fussing when you were hungry or needed changing, and we made it almost to Ellensburg without really having to keep you occupied with the paci, Thankfully grandma sacrificed her left arm to reach back and keep you content, she had back pain and bruises all week to prove it. You met so many people on this trip Stella, Grandpa Kelly, Uncle Dane, Great Grandma Grisham, and several friends of ours! It was a wonderful trip, daddy even came to celebrate mommy's first Mothers Day with us, which was extra special because of you, and because mommy spent the day with her mommy and Brent's mommy. I couldn't have asked for a better trip. Even with the not so great drive home... Thankfully daddy flew back over to drive us, and he was more than patient with stops. We stopped 6 times! you did NOT like being in the car for so long this time... and our trip ended up being 11+ hours instead of the normal 7. I'm thinking next time we drive to visit family, it should be at night time.

I don't have any current stats to share with you right now baby girl, but I'll be sure to post them when we go in for your 2 month check up in the next week or two. If I had to guess i'd say you were between 12 and 13 lbs... and about 24-25 inches long. You're our little chunk, and we adore you and your little rolls.

We love you baby girl, you have brought so much happiness into mommy and daddy's lives, and we love watching you grow.

(I'll post her 2 month picture tonight when we get a good shot, it's been a bit sunny here this week and it's too bright out to take pictures during the day.)

4 comments:

A Helicopter Mom said...

Congratulations on your sweet new baby! She's beautiful. :)

I'm a new follower on Google Friend Connect and am dropping by with my sparkly little Alexa toolbar. I'd love it if you'd drop by A Helicopter Mom with yours!

Have a great day! :)
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Nikki said...

Awww, that was a sweet letter to your baby girl! I think all babies love naked time, lol! In fact, my five year old son STILL loves his post-shower streak through the house.

I'm a new follower from the Spearmint Baby Alexa Hop. I'm looking forward to reading more about your sweet little girl!
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Kristen said...

Your baby is precious! And mine just turned 4 months, it sure does go by fast! I'm your newest follower from the Alexa hop! Would love it if you visit and follow back!
Kristen from http://wishfulthinking247.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Stopping by from the Alexa hop at Spearmint Baby to give you some comment love and follow you on Google. Have a good day!

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