Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy 2 Months Baby Girl!

Dearest Hannah,
You have grown and changed so much in the past month. Your personality is starting to shine and you are becoming more animated. Mommy & Daddy can't believe the amount of joy you have brought into our lives. We couldn't be more blessed, and we just love you more than words can ever describe. You are growing every day, and we look forward to seeing your beautiful smile and hearing your laugh every morning. You make our lives complete.
We love you more and more every day!

Mommy & Daddy

The Second Month of Hannah's Life:

Height & Weight: As of August 15th(6 week checkup) you were 8lbs. 13oz. so at this point you are definitely over 9 lbs! You were also 21 1/2 inches long!

Sleeping: You are sleeping about 6-7 hours a night which is fantastic. Although, lately you have been waking up around 5am to eat which means you are probably going through a growth spurt. We have been putting you to bed at 10-1030pm and most times you sleep til 630-7am. You are no longer rocked to sleep or falling asleep on Daddy's chest as we are trying to get you to fall asleep on your own. You are still sleeping in your rocker in our bedroom and often cry for about 10-15 minutes before falling asleep. Recently, you started taking a long nap in the afternoon but only because you are swaddled, otherwise you have trouble napping because you startle and wake yourself up. At this point you are taking one long nap, and small 10 min power naps throughout the day. You also love sleeping on your stomach for naps, but we only let you do that when Mommy or Daddy are right next to you.

Eating: You are eating about 7 times a day and go 2 1/2-3 hours between feedings. Eating about 5 oz. at this point of breast milk mixed with formula but we may be bumping it up soon!

Your Hair: Your hair is definitely growing and getting longer! You have lost none of your hair since birth which makes Mommy super happy. We have started putting hair clips and headbands in your hair and you look so adorable! It seems like it's getting to be a lighter brown color and is spiky like Daddy's hair.

Your Eyes: They are almond shaped and have changed into a dark gorgeous brown color!

Clothes: You have grown out of your newborn clothes and Mommy was very sad when she decided it was time to pack them away. Currently, you are wearing 0-3 months and will probably stay that way for some time. Your summer clothes are beyond adorable. You like to pose for the camera and show off your outfits!

Diapers: Wearing Size 1 Pampers Swaddlers which you seem to like. Next week we will start cloth diapering you part-time and then eventually move it to full-time by the end of September hopefully. Mommy is very excited about cloth diapering! You will be wearing Bum Genius 4.0 All In Ones Diapers.

Favorite Toys: Lately you really seem to enjoy your bouncer because of the vibrating seat, but it looks like you may grow out of it pretty soon! You are also starting to like your rattles or toys that have sounds or make crinkle noises. Anything with lights seem to grab your attention. You are becoming mesmerized by many different toys, and it's so awesome to watch!

Your Favorite Songs: You seem to like it when Daddy sings Jesus Loves You This I Know!

Nicknames: Mommy & Daddy call you Lovey, Princess, Hannah Banana, Aunt Chrissie like to call you Hannah Poopiepants & Aunt Deanna has been calling you Bunny because we are in the year of the Rabbit.

Milestones: So many things have been happening this month! First off you got your first 2 shots from Dr. E and hated every second of it. Daddy held you while you cried your eyes out and Mommy looked on in horror!
This month you have started laughing every morning when you wake up which is wonderful to hear. Mommy loves talking to you in the morning and holding conversations with you while you coo and laugh. You also love to look at Mommy & Daddy and know our faces by now. 
Daddy baptized you on August 21st which was an incredible experience and we can't wait to tell you all about it one day. You also went on your first vacation to North Carolina to visit Poppa's family! You had a great time and met so many of our family members. The car ride was rough for you at times, but you did great for a 12-13 hour trip! You went many different places and did so well while we ate at restaurants and you enjoyed your first experiences at Ihop and Cracker Barrel!
One last thing you did on vacation was find your hand and you began sucking on it! You are totally looking for your thumb and we are anxiously waiting until you are able to find it! You suck on your hands constantly now and it soothes you when you are fussy. We are looking forward to see what the next month brings!

Happy 2 Months Hannah Grace!!!