Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Chloe Grace: 2 Months Old
How is my tiny baby already 2 months old? The past 9 weeks have come and gone so fast. I cannot believe how time is flying by. It has been the best 2 months of my entire life. This little girl has not only brought so much joy to so many lives, but she has brought JP and I even closer together and made both of us better people. I thank God every day for allowing us to be her parents!
Yesterday, we went into the doctor for the dreaded 2 month shots. I'll admit, It wasn't that bad at all. I didn't think that I would cry, but I was still nervous. Chloe took her shots like a champ. In fact, she didn't even cry until the second shot! The third one kind of did her in though. She was hollering after that one, but luckily it was the last one and I just fed her immediately. This little chunk loves to eat, so it soothed her as soon as she latched. I'm so proud of my girl! And mom and dad didn't shed a tear. The rest of the day she was just sleepy, so we snuggled in our jams, read books and relaxed.
Chloe is growing so fast! She now weighs 11lb 7oz (52%), is 22 5/8 inches long (57%) and her head circumference is 15 1/2 inches (82%). She is right on track with the majority of 2 month old girls with her head slightly above average...still. She has her daddy's noggin that's for sure!
This month Chloe watched her first Aggie football game, went to her first tailgate, met a lot of her mommy & daddy's friends from college, took her first trip up to Dallas and spent lots of time with all of her grandparents!
She is so much more expressive and brings life to every room. I love seeing her smile when I talk to her or when I'm reading her stories. Morning time is our favorite time of the day because she is smiley and easy going. Some days I wish we could just sit in bed all day making funny faces, talking and hanging out. She is a complete wiggle worm and is living up to the name we gave her in the hospital: ChloWorm. It was originally because she looked like a Glow Worm all swaddled up. Now it's because her arms and legs don't stop moving. She's like her mom and thinks that sitting still for too long is hard! She loves to sit up right facing away from you so that she can see what's going on and she loves to stand up! She does a great job of putting weight on her feet and bouncing around. I just love my movin' and groovin' girl!
My darling Chloe Grace,
Time is flying by! You are growing so big and strong before our eyes. You love to lift your head and look around at everything around you. Your favorite things to stare at are fans, shadows, mobiles and mirrors. You're pretty darn beautiful, so I can't blame you for loving your mirrors!
My love for you continues to grow each and every day. I had no idea that my heart could be so full. Your daddy and I love spending evenings together just hanging out on the couch watching you and playing with you. You love your daddy's funny faces and noises that he does to make you smile. You love your mommy's voice and laying on my chest. I hope you love these things forever and ever. I know that one day you won't need us as much, but right now, we love being your whole world.
You're doing much better sleeping at night, but sometimes the struggle is real. You fall asleep around 9-10pm (most nights) and stay asleep until 3-4am! Mommy is so thankful for that nice long stretch. Then you wake up around 6-7am ready to eat and start the day! Since mornings are your favorite, I don't mind getting up with your beautiful smiling face.
I can't wait to continue watching you grow and develop into a little girl. My tiny newborn is no longer a newborn. You are officially in the infant stage and becoming your own little person. I promise to teach you everything I know and to make sure that you know and love God. You are blessed beyond measure with so much love in your life baby girl!
Mommy and Daddy love you beyond words! Here's to the first two months of your life. Let's see what the future brings.
I love you forever,
One Month Update