Hope: 2 months

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hope is 2 months old already! At her 2 month wellness check this morning, she did great (even for the shots!). She weighs 9lb 6oz (with her cast), which is in the 8th percentile, and is 21.5in long which is in the 12th percentile - so she's small but we knew that! This month has been another mix of emotion. Watching her figure stuff out is so much fun, from observing a toy to smiling at Penny. We're still pretty tired, but she routinely gives us a stretch of about 5 hours of sleep at night and is a good schedule follower like her mama! It just about broke my heart when she got her first cold and had the most pitiful little stuffy nose, but I was glad she got sick for the first time while I'm still home with her and I had time to learn things like how to take a rectal temperature! ;) We're finding our rhythm with nursing though we've had our share of challenges, like finding out she was tongue-tied at 5 weeks old and having to have her tongue released. All in all, this has been the most wonderful two months of my life. I have a feeling I'm going to say this every month!

She loves playtime on her playmat! Her favorite toy of all is her Baby Einstein music you. (It's a lifesaver!)

She got casts #3, 4, 5 on and off and currently has cast #6! Her little foot is looking great and we're preparing for her minor procedure very soon. 

She made some new friends at play dates (while the mommies had mimosas!).

She weathered her first cold, which earned her her first sick visit to the doctor, a bunch of labs, and a mild fever. After 8 miserable days of congestion, baby girl was feeling better and so was mommy! 

Hope had her first overnight trip, which was to her Mimi and Pop's house in Aiken. While there, she watched her first golf tournament and cheered the guys on to victory! 

She is smiling at us everyday - the BEST feeling in the world! She's starting to make some cooing noises and communicate with us in ways other than crying. Oh how I love those sweet little noises! 

Another month has come and gone - it seems impossible that I gave birth two months ago! What a wonderful time this has been. So in love with you, Hope! I love being your mama! 

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