Well Quinny, another month has gone by. You’re two months old today. What a big girl you’re becoming!
I can’t believe how much has changed in the past month. Everyday I look at you and think what a little peanut you are, but then, I look at your photos from just four weeks ago and I can’t believe how much you’ve grown.
You’ve officially lost that “newborn” look and are looking more like a regular baby. Especially with those cheeks, that keep getting chubbier and more delicious by the day.
You started smiling a few weeks ago. You don’t do it all the time. You like to save them and bust them out when we least expect them. It usually comes after a good sleep and a big meal. You will be sitting there, looking all serious, when suddenly a giant smile spreads across your face that could light up an entire city. It catches me by surprise every time and fills my heart in a way I didn’t know was possible. I will never get tired of seeing that funny grin of yours.
Your personality is really beginning to show. You’re very alert and your moods change very quickly. One moment you are smiling up a storm, then a split second later, you are as serious as a heart attack. If you get upset, everyone had better watch out.
You are also a total beauty, but in a wonderfully goofy way. You’re going to be the funny, gorgeous girl that has no idea how pretty she really is.
And you look so, SO much like your daddy.
We thought you were colicky for a few weeks, but in reality, you were just going through a little bit of a fussy stage. You still have your moments, but it’s already gotten so much better as mommy and daddy have figured out a better schedule for you. Basically, if we keep you fed and well rested all day, you are fine. Ha, imagine that.
Speaking of sleep, you are sleeping like a champ. You have gotten into a great rhythm of going to bed between 8-9pm and waking up once a night (usually between 5-7am) to eat. I can usually get you back to sleep with me until 8:30am after that, which is wonderful. Every now and then, you will have an “off” night where you wake up 2-3 times during in the night, but for the most part, you are pretty reliable. I guess that makes up for the fussiness during the daytime.
You also started napping in your crib this month. For awhile, you would sleep for a good 2-3 hour stretch every day. These days, you are a little more finicky about napping. Some days, you go down for a good nap, which gives me a nice chunk of time with two free hands. Other times, it’s just catnaps all day. These are always the days you are more fussy.
Every day, you seem to suddenly enjoy something you didn’t really care for before. You love your bouncy seat and Mr. Owlie, that dangles over the bar above your head, is your new BFF. You also love riding in the Bjorn, which is extremely helpful for getting us out of the house without having to deal with a stroller. We have enjoyed many walks in the neighborhood, basking in the beautiful spring weather, as well as a few shopping trips to the mall, grocery store, Target, Old Navy and Center City, all thanks to the Baby Bjorn.
The verdict is still out on the sling and the swing though. Some days I can get you in them for a short stretch. Other days, you wont have anything to do with them. I guess you can’t have it all.
You’re also more into your activity mat these days. Instead of just laying there staring blankly into space like you used to, you are beginning to interact with the dangling toys. You make all sorts of noises as you “talk” to Mr. Monkey and you bat at the rings while shaking your arms and legs wildly. Sometimes you even grab onto one of those rings by accident and hang onto it for dear life for around 5 minutes. You’re so strong. They don’t call you “The Mighty Quinn” for nothing.
Speaking of grabbing onto things, you have figured out how to grab my hair, which made me realize why most new moms usually chop it off a few months after their babies are born.
You have also started taking a bottle this month. I was worried that we would have a problem with you not wanting to take it, but lucky for us, you take after your father and I and don’t care where your dinner is coming from as long as it’s ready when you’re hungry.
And it shows by the tiny, adorable fat rolls you are finally starting to get on your little chicken legs.
You’ve had quite the effect on us over the past two months, little lady. Your daddy is madly in love with you and I think the feeling is mutual. When I see the two of you together, I feel so much love inside of me, I can’t even stand it.
We’re so excited to watch you grow and discover new things every day. It just seems to keep getting better and better.
Happy birthday Bean.