Skip to main content

Happy Two-Month Birthday (two days ago).


Dear Eloise, 


Two days ago you turned two months old!  I just can't believe it..the past few months have flown by!  It seems like we were just waiting and waiting for you to arrive.  At this point you weigh a little over eleven pounds...that means you've gained almost four pounds since birth!  You wear 0-3 month clothing (you can squeeeeeze into newborn, barely) and you're quite long.  Maybe you have a chance of being a little taller than your mama.  :)  When you were first born, I didn't know if I could enjoy anything more than I did at that moment, staring at you and cuddling you.  But, as each day passes, I enjoy your company even more.  In the past few weeks you've started smiling in response to us.  It started out every once in a while, but now you smile every day, mostly in the mornings after you wake up.  You love sticking out your tongue at people, especially if someone does it to you first!  You have a ton of faces and you often look suspicious of something.  You also love looking around and observing...your absolute first love is your crib bedding, though.  You could stare at it forever, and I often find you talking to it and batting at it.  Your talking is adorable, with little babbles and coos here and there.  You mostly just make them when you're happy and you'll coo at us and try to have a "conversation."   At night you sleep pretty well...the past two nights you slept seven hours in a row.  During the day you do fight it, but we seem to have figured out more of a routine now and you're able to nap.  Otherwise, you're quite alert and you enjoy being read to.  You smile the most when I read Moo, Baa, La La La and A Color of His Own.  Walks are a fun time for us to spend together and you seem to like them as well.  It usually means a little nap for you, although today you enjoyed the scenery and the sun.  Your dad and I enjoy all these things about you.


Eloise, you are such a delight to us.  We can't wait to see your personality come out even more over the next few months and years. 


Love, 
Your mom

Comments

  1. This is so sweet Colleen! I'm sure she will love looking abck and seeing all of the little things you noticed about her when she was a baby. :-)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

HAIR.

You guys.  These are by far these worst videos ever made.  Yet I made them.  That's your first piece of information.  Second - why?  Why on earth would you post these silly, low-quality videos? I've had some people ask about my hair recently, specifically the waves/curls I've been doing. And, we've all talked about getting together, but sometimes it just doesn't work out.  So, here you go.  I can't wait to get my first thumbs down on YouTube.  Also, I am completely aware that there are much more important things going on in the world right now. 🙂
The main product that makes the difference for me is my curling iron, The Beachwaver (I use the S1 most of the time, S .75 less often).  I swear I'm not trying to sell it. I just really, really like it.   I realize it is a lot of money for a curling iron, so it's an investment (the 20 % off coupons from Ulta apply to this product when they're available and you can apply for their points system - I got min…

Current clothing faves.

Regular blogging, she said, right?  Whoops.  Seriously...I'm trying.  I swear I'll get more consistent.  Anyways...  
Madewell is killing me right now.  The idea of spending more on maternity clothes that won't fit in three months is too much to stand, but I am still running out of stuff to wear, so I decided to try some things on the in the store recently (Holla - store close to home!) and holy cow, they are winning this season.  Madewell is one of those brands that I find doesn't look as cute on the website or hangers as it does in person.  Here were my favorites...Some outer layers to wear over maternity tanks and tees and then a few other tops that can expand. 

This long cardigan.  I typically don't wear long cardigans because of my height, but this one seems to work - I think it must be the weight.  

Look at this you guys.  You are wearing a sweatshirt.  But you look like you are wearing a structured jacket.  BOOM. 

This shirt is incredible. Works with a belly, bu…

...

This. Girl. - I love her.
Two is hard sometimes, you know that?  So fun and so taxing - all at the same time.   This little person becoming their own human being, little by little.  Our girl, she is very much her own person.  Stubborn, strong-willed.  But sweet and cuddly.  And SO much fun.   Asking Jesus for help as we aim to shape this little being - allowing her to blossom, yet to obey. In my frustration sometimes I imagine this will of hers standing up to something more substantial in the years to come (not just potty training or foods she dislikes), which gives me some relief - She'll stand strong to her faith being rocked; She'll ward off that idiot of a boy (they'll all be idiots in my opinion, I assume) who thinks he is worthy of her attention.
He has created her this way - our feisty, silly, sweet little girl.  I am so thankful.

{Photos thanks to Elena Brown}