I know I have already written a “two month” blog about you two. But, my heart is overflowing with love for you this morning and I can’t help myself. I just want to make sure I have every sweet memory recorded so that I don’t forget. You are changing so quickly. I love reveling over your mini-milestones. You have turned our life upside down in the most extraordinary way. Through caring for you, we are learning to live for someone other than ourselves. We are learning what it means to be totally and completely dependent on another. We are learning that our hearts are capable of so much more love than we could have imagined. You are squeezing the selfishness right out of us. You are teaching us the true definition of patience. You have changed us so much.
Eden – You have started smiling! Last post, I mentioned that you had flashed us a few smiles. But, oh my! You are such a sweet, smiling baby now! It was like overnight you decided, “Hey! I’m going to be social!” You are already learning to use that smile to your advantage. You woke up about 20 minutes early from your nap yesterday, screaming. I tried to hold you off, but you would not calm down so I went in to pick you up. You were so upset! I picked you up and brought you into the living room with me. I sat down on our couch, and you immediately went from screaming to flashing the biggest smile I’ve ever seen out of you! It was so beautiful. I believe that smile was communicating,
“Ha! I have Mommy wrapped around my little finger and there’s nothing she can do about it.”
It’s true. I am so in love. You are such a sweet, spiky haired, little chunk. You haven’t been as interested in eating this week as you were last. Maybe you were going through a growth spurt. What doesn’t make sense to me is this – You were sleeping from 10pm-7am very consistently for about two weeks. But, the last two nights you have been waking up early. Way early! Last night you woke up at 1am and had me in and out of bed 4 or 5 times before you would calm down and fall back asleep. Maybe you had a tummy ache. When I have to wake up in the middle of the night, I try to remember that these times will pass and I will surely miss sharing those few minutes of snuggles.
Both of you can lift your heads like champs! Actually, you’ve been lifting your head since you were about a week old. No joke. But, your little muscles are growing stronger and you can lift your head for a substantial amount of time.
Olivia – You were practically sitting up yesterday with how high you were lifting your head! You were grunting as if you were doing push ups. (8, 9, annnnd 10!) You are one strong baby. Well done. You have become such a kicker. I put you in your bouncy seat and you kick away, bouncing yourself and gazing at the bright blue waterfall in front of you. It makes my heart sing. You are beautiful! You are still smiling and staring into Mommy’s eyes as you drink your bottle. Please, never stop. It’s so adorable. I mean, so stinking adorable.
At two months, we still have you both sleeping in our room in the same Pack & Play. Unfortunately, I think this is going to have to change very soon. Eden likes to move in her sleep. I am still trying to figure out how this happens. Eden, I think you start kicking while trying to soothe yourself to sleep. Somehow, you end up head butting sister with your body turned to a completely different angle. You both will be crying and I’ll go in to find you both laying at a perpendicular angle with your heads together. Olivia, still the way I put you down. Eden, your head smashing Olivia’s with your body completely turned. Silly girls.
You are both on the verge of laughing. This is so exciting to me. I am just waiting to hear those first giggles. It is going to make my heart leap! What a joy both of you are. Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you.