2 Months

I simply cannot believe this little nugget is already two months old (she is actually 10 weeks old today, momma is late to the game with this blog).  She has changed so much and it seems like she is growing bigger every day right before my very eyes!  I have to say this month has been a whole lot easier than last month.  I guess we have gotten to know each other better and I think I have this little miss figured out (for the most part).  I actually think we have made it through this month without a major melt down. Now, I may have some memory loss due to sleep deprivation, but I am going to stick to my story.  Here are some of the highlights of month 2 on the outside!!!

Monthly Milestones

 I have to start with my favorite, her sweet little smile! Particularly, this smile with her tongue hanging out..I mean, does it get any cuter??  Her first real, open-mouthed, gummy grin came on her 5 week birthday and now she just smiles all of the time.  Morning time is her favorite!  We lay in bed for at least 30 minutes just talking and smiling at each other, oh this child just melts my heart!  I want to freeze her in this sweet little stage forever :)

Baby bear got kicked out of our room :(  At 6 weeks I started laying her down in her crib and totally expected it to be horrible.  To my surprise, she loved it!  I have to admit I kinda wanted her to miss me a little.  She had been sleeping in her bassinet beside my bed since we brought her home from the hospital.  I absolutely LOVE how this kid sleeps! Both arms over head, legs frogged to the side, you can just tell she is resting great! She has no time for a swaddle, hasn't since she was born.  I get nervous that she will get cold or smother herself with the 3 blankets I cover her in (please don't call DHR on me).  I grab the monitor in a panic every time I hear a weird breath.  She has also started scooting or something??  I lay her in her crib like the picture above and when I go in to get her she is all the way at the top of the crib turned horizontal and trying to eat her bumper pads!  Scared the crap out of me the first time she did it!  She is really a great sleeper though.  She goes down for the night around 8 and sleeps until around 3.  She wakes up to eat and goes right back down until around 6.  Daddy gets her and changes her and brings her in the bed with me to eat and then we snooze until 10 or 11...I know, be jealous!  That snuggle time in the morning is the absolute best!!!

   First fall-ish day!!!  Mommy is especially excited about this one!  August in Alabama is usually unbearably hot, but we had a few cool days and we took advantage!  We love to be outside and we celebrated this cool evening by going for a family walk around the neighborhood.  All that exercise was hard work apparently ;)  Also, baby girl is getting some ROLLS!!!  Just look at those little chubby cheeks and chunky legs!!!

Okay, so I know you cannot even see a baby in this picture and this is not really a milestone for her, but grocery shopping alone and getting everything on your list while your baby sleeps is a pretty big accomplishment!  She has turned into my little shopping buddy.  She is so good!  She usually just looks around for a while and then falls asleep, sweet little angel :)

2 Month Check-Up!
Just look at that face, she knows something is up...
Sweet girl was so good at her doctors visit.  She had to get 4 shots and she and mommy did cry, but not for long.  We enlisted the help of Daddy to join us on this joyous occasion and he was strong for both of us, haha.  Little lady weighed in at 11 pounds 1 ounce and was 23 inches long.   Everything looked great at the doc and we get to go back and be tortured again at 4 months.  She is wearing 0-3 month clothing right now and is almost too long for her 3 month sleepers.  She still loves her swing and I honestly don't know what I would do without it!  She loves to be rocked and hates tummy time.  She is also trying to turn over already.  She can get on her side, but then gets stuck.  It seems like she is doing something new every day!

 To my sweet Olivia Jane

I fall more in love with you every single day.  You have my heart like no one in the world ever can.  I feel so blessed to be the one to take care of you, play with you and watch you grow every day.  You are the sweetest, prettiest, most cuddly little baby ever!  You are most definitely a mommy's girl right now.  Your little face lights up when you hear my voice or see me and I am sure that mine does as well.  I have been waiting on you to look at me and smile since the day you were born and it was even better than I imagined it would be! I even love those sweet little smiles and coos at 3 am :)   I love our special time together when I get to rock you to sleep.  I just stare at your sweet face and pray over you.  I know God has big plans for your life and I am here to help you along the way.  Thanks for always being my little sunshine!

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