We have had some bumps in the road when it comes to nursing, but I'm determined to continue as long as it works. You're a bit of a spitter, and we can't decide from one day to the next if it's a small case of reflux or the fact that you are a guzzler! You seem to be eating about 4 ounces every 3-4 hours, but sometimes like to eat more before bed. I think you are going through a growth spurt because the last few days you've wanted to eat every two hours. Our nights are a different story every night. A week ago, on the night we turned the clocks ahead, you had your best night yet sleeping from 9:30-4:30, but the very next night you were back to every three hours. We've had a string of 5-7 hour stretches the past few nights, so it seems you're starting to figure things out. I love that after you eat, you go right back to sleep and that sometimes, you just seem to want your mama. Our night feedings are special times for the two of us.
It's nearly impossible to not smile when you do. Your smiles come easy and are plenty. I love that you squint your eyes when you smile and when you're really excited, you do this half laugh, half cough thing and kick your little feet. You seem to think life is quite hysterical at times and the twinkle in your pretty blue eyes is pure bliss. You started cooing this month, too, and we seem to have the best talks on your changing table or on our bed. You watch people so intently and seem to study faces so. I think I could stare at your sweet features twenty-four hours a day...
You have the prettiest blue eyes and I wonder if they might stay blue like your daddy's. You love to be held and love to stare at whomever is holding you. You are an inquisitive little one and sometimes it seems you know and understand far more than we give you credit. You know things and it seems you have this power to stare right through to my soul.
Much like your mom, you don't seem too interested in wasting away the days with naps and inefficiency! You fight sleep during the day and this sometimes makes for an overtired baby at night. I've found some success with my Solly wrap, but most of the time, you stretch your little neck out as far as you can and try to make eye contact with me! You, like most babies, would prefer to sleep in someone's arms during naps, but we're slowly trying to establish a nap routine in your crib. You like your crib at night, but I haven't found the right trick for the days yet!
You are a mommy's girl and there are times when all you want is to know that I'm near. I love that about you, but it's also made it very hard to leave you.
You like your swing and stare so intently at the mobile that hangs above it.
You started sucking on your hand this month. I love the sounds you make.
You love your baths and started kicking your feet and making a few splashes last night.
You have mastered the 'blue steel' from Zoolander and can do it on command.
You are a drama queen and have quite the cry in that little body of yours! Your face turns bright red and you hold your breath and put your arms up in defiance. You do this when you're hungry, when you're cold, when you're overtired and sometimes, when you're in the car. Mom and I took you to Des Moines a couple of weeks ago and you slept the entire four hours in the car; however, a quick trip to Wal-Mart could set off a firestorm!
You are still such a little peanut, just fitting into some of your 0-3 month clothes. You have the tiniest wrists and ankles and we can't find a pair of socks on the planet that fit you right. I can't wait for your appointment on Monday, but worry about getting your shots. Your thighs are just so tiny...
You think your big brother is the most interesting person in the world. You love to watch him and listen to his stories.
You are so loved, Mila girl. You've managed to rock our world a bit while being the sweetest, most peaceful addition all at the same time. And I have a feeling you'll continue to have that effect on us for the rest of our lives.
Happy second month of life!
More pictures from your second month...(lots of them)