Friday, January 9, 2009

My Angel is 2 Months!

Gwen is 2 months old. Absolutely blows my mind. Here she is with Henry, an heirloom toy from her Daddy's baby days, looking so cute! Time flew so quickly and it seems just yesterday she was placed in my arms at the hospital. Yet when I think about it, I can't really remember what life was like without her because it is like she's always been a part of our family.

Significant Progress:
  • she's pretty much all done with being collicky. hooray! the toughest week was while we were in Idaho, so it wasn't even so bad. was it going off dairy that helped or did she just outgrow it? I don't know. I guess we'll find out...
  • every now and then she'll sleep 7 hours straight... that's practically sleeping through the night! Won't it be great when she does that every night? :)
  • she learned to really grin while we were on vacation (for a really cute blog entry about this, see Mama Allan's page. the link is on the side.) and loves to interact with people
  • she's pretty much holding her head up on her own (it still gets wobbly after a while, though)
  • she doesn't protest as much about tummy time, just tries to eat the blanket and gives us her 'whiney' cry
  • she likes to stand up (with help), locks her knees, and looks around
  • she's starting to discover her hands: we catch her examining them every now and then
Cuteness that I love:
  • she gets really excited and sucks in air so it sounds like she was just holding her breath underwater or something and had to come up for air
  • her smiles and grins are what I live for!
  • the way she desperately roots at the bottle and sucks hard like she hasn't eaten in DAYS even when it was just 2 1/2 hours ago
  • the way she rubs her eyes/face when she is getting tired
  • she'll put her arms around my neck and nuzzle against me (as long as she's not upset, that is) :)
  • the self-satisfied look on her face after she has a big poo
  • her 'I'm so full' face with raised eyebrows and closed eyes after she's eaten a ton! Sometimes she is so full she just groans and rubs her face into me.
  • the way she grins and kicks and ALMOST giggles when you tickle her tummy and sides
  • the way she'll fall asleep when I rock her and her mouth falls open
  • the way her arms are 'spring-loaded' after a nap... as soon as you open up the blanket and undo her 'double burrito straight jacket', they spring up over her head into a big stretch!
  • her stretches outdo any other baby stretches I've ever witnessed... that gal LOVES to stretch!


  1. She is SO adorable. I'm so glad that you are enjoying the newborn phase. It really is gone so fast. Hooray that she is a good sleeper too. That can make all the difference.

  2. I can't believe Gwen is 2 months old! Wow. I love your lists! I wrote Sydney a letter when she was 2 or 3 months old listing all those things that I love, so I wouldn't forget them. I cracked up at the one about her rooting for the bottle even though it's only been a couple hours. If Sydney sees a bottle, she will grab it from me and suck on it. It's hilarious.

  3. Wow! I can't believe she's already 2 months!!

  4. Awe! She is a cutie! I really like her nursery decor! You did a great job.

  5. Time flies so fast! Congratulations, she is beautiful!

  6. She's so cute. She really looks like both of you guys! I love that picture and that adorable grin! Before you know it she will be running around (seriously, you won't believe how fast it will happen!) so enjoy the "little" days!

  7. awwww - how fun! the time does go by so quickly! Your post about the swaddling reminded me how Savanna used to do the same thing when I would unswaddle her with the stretching. I had forgotten about that already! She is absolutely adorable, elisa!