Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Letters to my Baby: Month Two

(I swore I published this last week... but here it is in my drafts folder! Second try is a charm?)

Hi Baby Girl, 
I can't believe we're already to two months! Time is flying, and your dad and I are enjoying every minute of it. You have changed a ton in the last month. You've filled out a little... not quite to 'chubby baby status', but you're not as scrawny as you started life. And you now have the cutest chubby cheeks! They're so squeezable!

In the last month you've started smiling and making noises intentionally. We love it! It feels like you've been smiling at us for ages, but really it's only been for the last few weeks. You've gotten so much more alert, too. The sleepy brand new baby has changed into one who watches what's happening around her. You know our voices, too, and get really happy when daddy comes home from work at night.

Between your long body and your bulky cloth diapers, you're already wearing size 3-6 month clothing. I can't believe we've already packed away some of your clothes from the first month! We're eager to hear your official measurements at your 2 month doctor visit later this week. You seem like a pretty big baby, especially when it comes to length. Not too surprising, since you have tall parents! You'll also have your two month vaccination shots at this visit. Mom is not looking forward to that, but knows how important these shots are.

Another first you experienced this month was your first overnight trip. We drove to Minnesota for Aunt Colleen's graduation, and you did a great job on the trip. You stayed in two different hotels, and visited two new states. It's never easy to travel with a seven week old baby, but you did great! And doing a road trip was nice, so we could just cram every item we wanted into the car. Next up, we'll try a road trip to St Louis, and before the end of the summer we hope to get you on an airplane!

And now, how about far too many cute pictures from your second month of life? And this is with me showing some restraint...

We love you sweet Elise!

Grandma and Grandpa H came to visit.
This is the only picture from the weekend :(

Early in the month, you still seemed pretty tiny.
This is a weekend jam session with your daddy,
when he plays his guitar for you.

We had to document the first bottle!
You're still exclusively breastfed, but we're doing some breast
milk bottles to prepare for when mom goes back to work. 

We love weekend snuggles in our bed!

Who can resist a sleeping baby?

Breakfast in bed on my first Mother's Day.

We didn't plan much for Mother's Day, since Elise is still small and unpredictable.
We took a nice walk to the Square, got frozen yogurt, and relaxed in the park.
It was perfect!

I'm trying to do this "baby wearing" thing,
to be more productive around the house.

Dad got home early from a work trip, so we took advantage
and had some patio beers at Rockwells!

Elise is her Dad's daughter, and hates the sun.
We rigged up some fancy shade for her, so we could enjoy a warm weekend!

Baby girl loves being read to. It kills me!!


  1. elise!!!!!! i love reading about her!! two things: 1. gemsie has that same denim romper in the first pic! twinsies! and 2. HARRY THE DIRTY DOG!!!!!!! i love harry the dirty dog.

  2. such a sweetheart! so lovely to see you take to motherhood so easily - very happy for you guys.