dearest cecilia marie,
the last month has absolutely flown by! you celebrated your first Christmas and met your great-grandparents. on New Year's Eve, you stayed with your first babysitter, Nana, while Mommy and Daddy went to a party for a few hours. and you were baptized on New Year's Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (for whom you were named). amidst all the hustle and bustle of the past month, you've slowly but surely transformed from a sleepy newborn into a smiling, easygoing baby.
when we talk to you, you smile with your whole body, crinkling up your eyes and wriggling with delight. your sister gets the biggest smiles out of you! and you're starting to laugh, which is just about the sweetest sound ever. you squeal and kick when i set up the musical mobile for you in your co-sleeper. you'll hold onto a toy for a few seconds if i put it in your hand, and you still love the zebra and butterfly toys on your bouncer.
this week, you started daycare along with Greta, three days per week. you've adjusted very well, and although i miss you so much while i'm working, i am so grateful that you're in good hands -- most of your teachers have worked in the nursery for years, and they took equally good care of your sister.
you've outgrown the 0-3 month clothes and easily fit into 3 month outfits. my growing girl! at your two-month checkup, we found out that you hadn't grown quite as much as i thought, though -- you now weigh exactly 10 pounds, which dropped you down to the 12th percentile for weight. you are 23 inches long (64th percentile). so it looks like you'll be long and lean, like your sister! we will take you back for a weight check in 1 month to make sure you're following your new growth curve.
and now for the most exciting update (from my perspective): you started sleeping through the night two weeks ago! you typically fall asleep while nursing around 10:30 or 11 pm, and sleep til 7 or 8 am. there's no other word for it but GLORIOUS!
|at the end of the photo shoot ... this is the "over it" look.|
and on that note, it's time for bed for us both. we love you so much, peanut!