Maisy is two months old today! And my has she grown in the last two months! We haven't had her check up yet, but I know what we'll find out... that she is a little gainer! She is already over 13 pounds and deliciously chubby. I love snuggling her and nibbling on her chubby arms and legs. Oh, and those cabbage patch doll cheeks! She is soooo kissable. We have just LOVED these last two months with our little girl. I can honestly say that although learning how to be a mom has been the hardest thing I've ever experienced, it is the greatest blessing. Thank goodness for my man Stu, who has eased into parenthood like a pro... We lean on each other a lot and I am so excited to keep learning and growing together as parents!
At 2 months, Maisy:
-is a great sleeper! She takes 3 great naps a day (most days) and sleeps about 6-7 hrs solid at night!
-is such a happy baby! About 4 weeks ago, we were concerned because she was so sad all the time :( we later found out that she had a pretty intense outbreak of eczema all over her body (we thought it was just baby acne for a long time) turns out, it is extremely itchy and uncomfortable, which is why she was always fussing. I felt terrible. But now that it's under control, she is so happy and smiley! I'm SO glad she's feeling better.
-needs to be swaddled tight, otherwise she will not fall asleep... If she breaks free of her swaddle, she will not fall back asleep for anything! She is VERY particular about her swaddles too. It just makes me nervous because I worry she'll get too hot, but she loves it...
-has discovered her little tongue! She loves sticking it out and making faces. Sooo cute.
-has the BEST hair! People stop me in the store to comment on it, some even asking if they can touch it (yeah, I'm gonna say no...) Her little faux hawk is so cute and can't be tamed! We try to brush it down after her baths, but it just ends up sticking straight up anyway...
-is our little water baby! She loooves bathtime and swimming with mommy and daddy in the pool. Plus, she is dang cute in her little swim suit :)
-still has deep blue eyes. The left one has a little bit of orange-ish color around the pupil, making me think that she may have her daddy's "sunflower eyes" after all. I'm not getting my hopes up though...
-loves her swing!
-sits up tall and proud in her bumbo! She loves sitting in it! She is so strong and loves to just sit and look around.
-seriously loves her daddy. She recognizes his voice when I'm talking to him on the phone and she perks up like crazy! She loves when he comes home and just stares at his face. So sweet.
-eats like a champ! Not too many know about my hard experience with nursing... I almost gave up soo many times, but she eventually got the hang of it and now she eats so great! I'm so proud of my little MJ. It's probably one of my most favorite things to nurse her and hold her close :)
-has her parents hearts, completely. We can't imagine life without our little joy.
This weekend we are flying up with my family to Oregon to be with my Gramma Billie. I am nervous/excited to take our baby girl on her first plane ride! I'm sure we'll have lots of pictures and stories from our trip!