As one family member put it, the chair is shrinking!
Little E hit the two month mark on Monday, September 7. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months already, but at the same time, it feels likes she’s been with us forever.
We’ve adjusted pretty well to being a family of three. The WMD started school two weeks ago, so that has been another adjustment to make as he is swamped with five classes and a full work schedule. But, we’re cheering him on as he finishes up his undergraduate degree in December. We’re so proud of him for making it through such a tough program in 3.5 years. He’ll start his Master’s of Divinity in January, so right back to the grind, but we’re hoping that the smaller class load at the graduate level will give him a little more free time to spend with us.
Little E is doing great! She had her two month appointment with her doctor this morning and he said that “you can’t grow babies much more perfect than this.” I take it that that’s a good thing. She’s up to 10lb 12 oz now, which keeps her at the 50 percentile, but she grew over 3 inches in the last month and is now 24 inches long, putting her in the 75 percentile!, up from the 40 percentile! Looks like she’s going to take after her daddy in the tall and skinny club. Her head also grew and is in the 75 percentile as well. She gets that from me! The doctor was pleased with her strength and attentiveness. She did have to get a few shots, which she wasn’t happy about, but as is the case most of the time, I think it was harder on me than it was on her!
In the last month she’s become quite the talker and loves to have conversations with her daddy and me about anything that’s on her mind. The WMD commented that she’s going to be really talkative some day. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not in his mind! She’s also a little wiggle worm and doesn’t stay in one place for long when she’s laid down. I often put her facing one direction in the crib and when I come back in to check on her, she’s usually flipped herself around 180 degrees, so her head is where her feet were. She loves looking in the mirror to smile and talk with the baby looking back at her and is captivated by new faces. She has had the chance to meet several friends at the WMD’s school as well as my former coworkers and enjoyed getting to see new people beyond just mom and dad. She and I are slowly starting to emerge from the house more often to make errands and visits and it’s not as much of an ordeal as I’d feared- yet!
We haven’t mastered a schedule yet, but we’re not pushing one either. We have general patterns and routines each day, but are remaining flexible as far as the clock goes. She let’s us know when she’s hungry and tired and we go from there. It’s working well for us.
We’ve posted her most recent 2 month photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yankee_belle/
And a few videos, one with a conversation she and I had, here: http://www.vimeo.com/user2219729/videos