Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Month Two

Dear Liliana,

You are 2 (and a half) months old! I always say it, but time is just flying by. This is the month your sweet personality began to emerge!

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Your once fleeting smiles are now real grins. You smile at anybody that will talk to you! That little dimple in your left cheek melts my heart every single time you smile.

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You are growing so big! At your 2 month checkup, you were 12.5 lbs and just over 24 inches tall! You seem huge compared to how you were in your first month of life! You are wearing a size 1 diaper and 0-3 month clothes. I miss my tiny bundle of joy that used to be able to curl up on top of my shoulder.

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You still love to snuggle, and some of my favorite moment are when I nurse you. It has an instant calming effect on you, and I love to see your whole body relax and your eyes glaze over as you start to eat. You often hold my shirt in your tiny fists, or a handful of my hair, and gaze up at me.

You aren't eating nearly as much as you did in the first month. You typically eat every 3-4 hours, and our sessions are often very short, lasting only 5-10 minutes. At night, you typically sleep a 6 hour stretch before waking to eat again.

You are becoming more aware of your surroundings. You love to lay in your boppy or sit in your swing, and look around the room. When you make eye contact with Daddy, Dylan, Lexie, or me, you get the biggest smile on your face and start to coo. You love to "talk" to us! And your newest discovery? Your adorable little feet!!!

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You are our dream baby, Lily! You eat, you sleep, you smile, you play. You go with the flow without complaint. Daddy and I are so very blessed to have you in our lives. You are the sweetest little thing!

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You frequently smile, coo, and occasionally roll over, but we especially love it when we lay you on the floor and you begin to exercise your arms and legs. It looks like you are dancing! You purse your lips and just start moving, letting out little puffs of air as you throw your arms and kick your legs. We switched you to baths in the big tub this month, and you now love bathtime. You do the same dance in the tub, as soon as we lay you in the water!

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You don't cry very often, and when you do it's more of a whimper. The pout face that you make gets me every time! If you really get mad, it's a sign that you're starving, tired, or need a diaper change!

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You are a cute little thing! I love the light reddish-blond fuzz on your head and those big, gray-blue eyes. I love the puffy wrinkles under your eyes and your long, practically transparent eyelashes. I love the light blond fuzz that makes up your eyebrows. I love kissing your chubby cheeks, stroking your baby soft skin, and holding you against me. Nothing smells better than freshly bathed baby!

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You have changed so much this month! Even though you are more alert and social, some of the "newborn" still remains in you. You still sleep so much, and I know just how lucky we are that you do! It is a blessing that you will sleep anywhere, even through the noise and commotion. When you need to sleep, nothing keeps you from it!

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Lily, you are an amazing baby and we are so lucky to have you. I love you more than words can even say! You complete our family. Happy 2 months, my sweet baby!

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13 comments:

  1. so sweet! I especially love the last few where she is sleeping :)

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  2. I love this post - happy 2 months to your adorable little girl :)

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  3. That pumpkin hat looks so cute on her! You need to stop doing posts like this though - you'll make me want another! ;-)

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  4. I love these post, make me so weepy. I love it! Adorable little Lily! =)

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  5. Oh cute.. look at how big she has gotten... you need a new blog look :)

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  6. She is so sweet! That crocheted pumpkin hat is adorable!

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  7. She is such a pretty baby :). Doesn't help with my baby fever though ;) ...

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  8. What a CUTIE!!! Love her jazzy hats! :)

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  9. such a sweet post!!! shes getting more cuter and lovelier each day!!

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  10. She's so sweet!! Look at her holding on to her pacifier!! She totally gives me baby fever!

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  11. She is soooooooooooooo gorgeous. Love this set of pictures!

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  12. What a little cutie patootie!!

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