Monday, January 23, 2012

Piper grows up- 2 months

Dear Piper-girl,

This month has been crazy! You have had a little cold, which has been so sad for everyone. Whenever you cough, you look at me like "what was that?!?!" You are already giving me and your daddy lots of smiles which just melts me from the inside out.

We started a bedtime routine the first few weeks of your life, but you're really starting to seem to "get" it now. You LOVE to be swaddled and give us a nice long stretch of sleep at the beginning of the night every night. The rest of the night varies, but I definitely think you are quite the sleeper for a two-month-old.

You've really started to notice your big sister. You look at me and smile, but you look at her and just study her like she's the most interesting thing in the world. I've tried to get you to follow my finger to no avail but you almost always follow Jade as she walks around. I just know that you guys will be best friends and I can already tell that you're going to idolize her. That or you just think she's loud ;)

You love to get a bath but HATE to get out. Honestly, that combined with the cold weather we've had lately keep your baths to a minimum. You don't spit up much, so you stay pretty clean and good-smelling without baths :) Don't worry, we'll bathe you more frequently when it matters, promise.

It appears that you're going to be quite the social baby. At the chiropractor the other day, you smiled at people. I realize this might not seem like a big deal, but this is all new territory for your daddy and me, as Jade was never a big fan of strangers. It will be very interesting to see how this develops as you get older. I am constantly amazed by just how much of a personality we are each born with. You truly are fearfully and wonderfully made and I can't wait to see God's design unfold in you as you grow.

Your daddy and I keep talking about how big you are, but at your appointment today I discovered that you are technically only average. Still, average compared to your sister is pretty dang big :)

Height- 21.25- 25%
Weight- 11 lbs 3 ozs- 50%
Head circumference- 15 in- 25%

You are meeting/exceeding all of your milestones. You don't yell at me quite as much during tummy time now and roll over every time I put you down. Your legs are surprisingly strong, which I think will serve you well as you grow and start trying to follow Jade around. I have a feeling you'll be moving before we know it.

We love you so much baby girl and hope you always feel that love all the way to your toes.

Lots of love,

1 comment:

Anna said...

Great update on sweet baby girl!!