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Baby Emma | Two Months

MotherhoodSamantha WetterholmComment

TWO. MONTHS. YA’LL. It’s time for another trip down baby lane for Emma’s two months update.

Can we just start with how adorable this little pudding is? It’s getting out of control. I don’t know how much more I can take. So the little squash blossom turned two months old today. Is there such a thing as too many kisses? I think she’s ready to have me committed. 

According to the doc, she’s good on the whole growing thing. She’s in the 90th percentile for height, the 75-90th percentile for weight, and 50th percentile for head circumference (not too large and not too small, Goldilocks would be proud). She stared at me with firey contempt after her two-month vaccines but thank God for an infant’s short attention spa- ooh look, something shiny

This has been an exciting month. Great news! She can now furrow her eye brows at me when I try to pose her for photos or tell her that she has to earn her keep with baby smiles. I guess the mother-daughter angst starts early. 

So far, she’s taken a road trip, swam the Great Barrier Reef (aka a large-ish swimming pool), and loves blowing bubbles with her own saliva. She’s quite accomplished. Besides the endless eat-poop-sleep cycle, she has mastered smiling, cooing, gurgling, and quantum mechanics. She is also hard at work at learning to laugh, roll, suck on her thumb, and row crew at Harvard. So all-in-all we have a diverse schedule.

This next month’s goals are grasping, baby push ups, and making the perfect soufflé. Fingers crossed.

This month was pretty stinkin’ wonderful. We are getting to see her little personality come through; she’s a little spitfire. Parenthood is also pretty crazy. You never know what to expect. But that’s what I love about it. But to be safe I always keep extra onsies, wipes, and Chinese throwing stars in the diaper bag just in case.

She’s sleeping in the crib now and had her first through-the-night sleep, hallelujah! She loves being swaddled for sleep, otherwise she just slaps herself in the face – dang infant coordination. We also read books together every night. Her favorites so far are Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Dante’s Inferno.

She is also beginning to amass a large collection of stuffed animals. They may be pulling a whole Trojan horse thing any day now, so if you are looking for gift ideas for Emma, I’d go with savings bonds.

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