My precious daughter... where do I even begin? How does time go so fast? You have changed so much in just a month I simply cannot believe it. I want to slow it down and just soak in every single bit of your "newborn-ness" because I can already feel it disappearing right before my eyes!
We went to the doctor today for your 2 month check up. You weigh 11lb 13oz and are 24 1/2 inches long. You have just been growing leaps and bounds! You are in the 85% for weight and 97% for height! I guess you're going to be tall! I look at you sometimes and can't believe how big you are already. You wear 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes and size 1 diapers (although you had your first blowout the other day, so I think it's time for size 2's!) You love to have me help you sit up, and I hold you up while you stand and put pressure on your legs. Sometimes I feel like I could almost let go and you would stand all by yourself. You are so strong. And you get this precious little look on your face like you are so proud of yourself. It's your "I'm such a big girl" look. And I love it. You love it when I squeal at you and say "Look at you BIG GIRL!!!!!" in my overly excited voice. It just makes you make the big girl face even more. You are very close to rolling over already. You roll from your back to your side all the time. I just keep watching you because I expect it any day!
(Getting good at holding your head up during tummy time!)
You have slept up to 7 hours overnight, but mostly you are teasing me because you usually wake up every 3 hours through the night. You are all over the place, girl! During those feedings in the middle of the night are when we really bond. There's no TV on, the room is dim and it feels like you and I are the only ones in the whole world. You just look at me with those captivating eyes of yours and it is like I can almost feel what you are thinking. It is just pure love. As tired as I am, those are some of my most favorite moments. Just you and me, peace and quiet, surrounded by love.
And speaking of eyes...
I am not sure if it is too early to tell, but I am pretty certain your beautiful blue eyes are here to stay. You are unique, baby girl, because your mommy, daddy and Andrew all have dark brown eyes. But do you know who had blue eyes? Your Grandpa Bill. You are named after his mother, your great grandmother Irene. And I think it is no coincedence that your eyes match his. It is like he left his mark on you when he sent you to us, to let us know that he is with us, and he knows you. It makes my heart so happy to know that. Your eyes will always be that reminder for me, and I love that.