October 16, 2011

on month two...

two months.

How is Eisley two months old already? (I'm sure I'll be saying the same thing as all the upcoming months pass by, too. I have no doubt.) To say she's grown up a bit in the past four weeks is quite the understatement. She's truly started to come out of her newborn-y shell and is developing quite the personality. Every day she seems to be doing something new, and her little features are starting to really come alive.

Here are some of my favorite things from the past month:
  • She is finally sleeping in her crib every night and for most of her naps during the day. We discovered that she is a belly sleeper, and she'll sleep for up to 5 hours straight at night that way. Gone are the days of cosleeping! (Although, truth be told, sometimes I'll let her sleep on my chest after the last feeding of the night, just because I feel like some extra snuggles.)
  • Speaking of sleeping in her crib, she's apparently learned how to scoot in her sleep, because she'll start out at one end of the crib when I put her down, only to mysteriously end up at the other side when she wakes up. Even if she's only asleep for a couple hours, odds are she'll have moved across the crib by the time she's awake. Kind of freaks me out, I'm not going to lie.
  • We're loving our Maya wrap! She's very cozy when she's tucked inside, and it makes Costco trips much, much more tolerable. (Except that she ends up covered in crumbs from all the samples I eat. I mean, what?)
  • She does all these new things that make Jay and I giggle: Rubbing her eyes with her fists when she's sleepy, sticking out her bottom lip right before she starts crying, waking up in the morning with the biggest goofy smiles you'll ever see.
  • She is currently rocking one ringlet on top of her head, a half-dimple in her right cheek and an outie belly button (the last of which used to stress me out, but kind of seems to not matter any more).
  • We are still squeezing her into newborn clothes, even though the onesies are more like curve-hugging bodysuits at this point. It's funny, though, because I had no idea we'd get so much use out of the newborn clothes we received! I'm going to be sad boxing up the smallest things she wore. Mostly because I'm emo like that.
  • Elbow dimples. Chunky shoulders. Double chin. I never thought I would embrace these things with such fervor, but Lord have mercy they are adorable on babies. Amen.
I noticed the other day how Eisley's eyes are the same shape as Jay's. And I think I'm starting to see little specks of brown, so I'm sure she's going to end up with her daddy's warm brown eyes. My mom still thinks that she has my nose and mouth, so Eisley is apparently going to end up being an adorable little hybrid of Jay and I.

(I can already tell that she has his toes and my love of musical theatre.)

On Wednesday, she has her two-month appointment, which means there will be shots involved. Which also means there will be many tears (about half of which will be Eisley's—do they give stickers to moms who don't bawl their heads off?).

We've had to deal with quite a few challenges in the past month (breastfeeding issues, her apparent refusal to nap some days, sleepless nights, and so on and so forth), but the joys have outweighed the frustrations, for sure. I absolutely adore being a mom. Completely and entirely. And I'm so thankful to have this little nugget smiling at me every morning.

26 comments :

  1. Ah, she's absolutely precious, Kerri. It must be so much fun to see her learn something new everyday :)

    P.S. I have an outie-belly button, too... never went away and I kind a like it, because it makes me unique :)

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  2. She got a lot of baby chub since last month! SO CUTE!!!!

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  3. Okay seriously? Those faces are absolutely precious. How did you get her to do those? Congrats on all the success you've had thus far!

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  4. That last expression is priceless/precious!

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  5. Oh, Kerri, she is breathtaking! I am so glad things are going, for the most part, well for the three of you. I can't wait to see how much she changes in the next month! (Has it SERIOUSLY been two months already?!)

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  6. Oh my goodness, Kerri! I cannot believe that she is already TWO MONTHS OLD! She is absolutely PRECIOUS, and I know that these coming months are going to be wonderful, as her personality comes out even more. That has to be so much fun, and it's fun hearing about the journey with you. :)

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  7. She is so sweet. Sounds like overall a good month even with a few challenges. I love that you're loving every roll and dimple! :)

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  8. damn girl!! You keep giving me Baby fever!!!! I don't even want to have kids right now but every time I look at your blog it makes me SUPER excited for the future!! ;-) She is absolutely the cutest baby I have ever seen.

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  10. I WANT TO MEET HER. Amen.

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  11. p.s. Can you add me on 20sb, because my page is lonely. LOL.

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  12. Eisley is ADORABLE. I want to reach through the computer screen and pick her up! I'm glad you enjoy being a mom so much. Who wouldn't, with a sweet little girl like yours?

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  13. I don't know which photo is my favorite. Eisley is one cute little lady! She's just absolutely precious.

    How is she already two months old? How is that even possible?!

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  14. Love the pictures! I used to let Topher sleep on me during his last feeding of the night (or if I had to feed him in the middle of the night!) because I was afraid to risk waking him up to put him in his crib!

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  15. Such a sweet post :) I love hearing all about the new exciting things Eisley is doing each week!

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  16. Little Eisley is such a cutie, and from the very few pics I've seen of her daddy, I can definitely see him. Of course, I see her gorgeous mommy, too. :)

    Have the tears come, yet? Two of my best friends had a baby girl almost three months ago. I think it was around 2 or 2.5 months that her little tear ducts started kicking in. I. Almost. Died. Somehow, those wee tears made the whole fighting sleep shenanigans a whole lot more pitiful.

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  17. This post - and all of your Eisley posts - instantly fills me with warm fuzzies, puts a big smile on my face and passes on some baby fever. ;)

    She is so cute, your bond is so cute!

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  18. Oh goodness, those pics of her are so cute!!!!
    They really do grow too quickly. My son is now 15 months old & I just can't believe it. Enjoy every single moment :)

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  19. I thought the same things about whose features she has! She's a cutie for sure...I love those super happy faces!

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  20. What a cutie!!! Beautiful family :)

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  21. So so so cute! Love the baby chub!!

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  22. i'm on my forth kiddo and for the first round of shots i had my husband come with me. i was shocked to find out that with the last one, they had planned for some for the first month! needless to say, i did survive (thank goodness for the other sweeties!) and followed up with a quick nurse and then hopped into the car for a car trip. goodness- life doesn't slow down, and she won't stop growing. you WILL keep thinking, "whoa! how did she grow that fast?!"

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  23. goodness how is she two months already? also the photos kill me. i love that bottom right one, her facial expression is just too much.

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  24. i can totally see jay's eyes and your mouth. man she is perfect. good job, you guys.

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  25. Oh my goodness! Could she get any cuter? I've tried posting a comment to tell you congratulations many times since her arrival, but couldn't get my account to load. I think I've worked out the kinks (fingers crossed).

    I am so very happy for you and your sweet little family! I cannot believe she's two months already. It sounds like you are soaking up every minute. : )

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  26. Your daughter is so sweet! I love her name, too. :)

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