Yesterday you turned two months. You are two months old. Two whole months! Since leaving my belly you have put on nearly 5lbs. I’m not happy about that at all either; I want more time with my 6lb baby. Speaking of my belly, remember when you were in there and all you did was kick and kick mama? Yeah, not much has changed except that you are now kicking from the outside. Whenever we snuggle in bed you seem to never fully stop moving and it’s usually your feet that are finding their way to my middle. I can tell when you are sleeping, waking up, trying to poop, or wanting to eat based on the rhythm of your kicking.
This month you found your thumb. You had stumbled on it earlier, but now you bring your fist to your mouth with a purpose. You don’t always succeed in getting your thumb in your mouth though, sometimes you have to settle for a finger or even just the side of your hand because you can’t quite un-clench your fist on demand yet. I offered you a pacifier several times but you will have nothing to do with it. You have however, fallen to sleep several times with grandpas finger in your mouth.
You love to stand up. You figured out how to lock your knees at about three weeks old, but now I can tell you really like it. You calm down when I stand you up and once you stood on your own for almost 2 seconds!
You also really like baths now. Sometimes I sit in the bathtub with you and hold your head while you float on your back and the whole time you have a giant smile on your face. We just started making bath time a nightly ritual. I used to bath you in the morning after you threw up breakfast, but you hold your food down better now.
We have a bit of a routine now and you are showing your personality and preferences more and more. The morning is my favorite time because it’s just the two of us usually and you are in a fabulous mood, full of smiles and laughter. We get up slowly and sing songs to each other for an hour or two before you fall back asleep and I rush to get a shower and breakfast. The whole day is usually fun until late afternoon; when grandma and grandpa get home from work and your aunt is home from school you start getting agitated. You do not like a lot of people in your face, or a lot of noises; it makes preparing and eating dinner somewhat of a hassle. Like your mama, you would rather sit back and have some quiet time than be in the middle of a commotion, but everyone else in this family seems to thrive on activity and yelling to each other from different floors of the house.
I’ve taken you shopping and out to eat several times now. I plop you in the sling and you stay quiet, usually asleep, the whole time we are out. People are always commenting on how good you are as if a 2 month old can really misbehave. Still, after we get home from an outing I feel like I’ve been holding my breath because it’s always in the back of my mind that you could totally flip and turn me into that mother that gets dirty looks from all the childless men and women. I think maybe you are behaving so calmly now because you are storing up for when you’re 14.
I know you can’t know how much I love you now, and probably won’t until you have children of your own, but I will always do my best to make sure you feel as much love as possible.