Dearest little bean,
You are 2 months old already! As I sit here writing this letter, you’re napping peacefully in your crib. Mama is working from home today, and you’re hanging out while she does. Mama goes back to work in a few weeks, and she’s very sad about it. It’s giving me lots of anxiety when I think about a stranger being there when you wake up from naps. I wish there was a way for me to stay home with you, but right now, there’s not. I know you’ll adjust, but I’m not so sure about me.
Your 2 month checkup was this week. You weigh a whopping 8 pounds! And you grew 2 inches. You are now 21 inches long. You truly are, our little bean and still wearing (or finally fitting in) newborn-sized clothes and diapers. You are in the 5th percentile for height and weight and the 50th for head…it must be because you’re SO smart…at least, that’s what mama likes to think. Your nene and I joked that you’ll grow up to be like the horseless headsman on the Halloween commercial for a company I don’t remember.
You’re still breastfeeding, and it’s going so well! You’ll take a bottle, if need be, and we do give you formula sometimes, if you’re extra hungry!
You also had your first Halloween! I made you the sweetest bird costume. It was a lot of work, and you didn’t really wear it for very long, but it was worth every minute! We took you and your brother trick-or-treating at the mall, since it was raining. You slept through most of it. Typical. And your loot consisted of two dum-dums and a tootsie roll. Mama enjoyed them for you.
We picked pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, where your brother picked out your perfect little pumpkin. Dad and I painted your hand and put handprints on it. You were pissed, but it was adorable, until the rain washed them off, making mama super sad.
You’re so funny these days, smiling all the time and you’ve discovered your hands and feet, concentrating so hard sometimes to get them to do what you want them to do. You smack yourself in the face a lot, but you’re trying! You love to be sitting upright, so you can see what’s going on. Laying down for too long has you bored fast. You love music and when we sing songs to you. You’re favorite is still In the Morning, by Jack Johnson, which dad started singing to you a couple of days after you were born.
Between 6 and 8 weeks, You had a really fussy stage. You wanted to be held all the time, you knew when I’d leave the room, every time we laid you down sleeping, you woke up, you wanted to nurse ALL THE TIME…it was crazy, but we figured you were in some sort of growth spurt, and sure enough, one day, you were just back to normal…even upping your night time sleep to a 6-7 hour stretch, and still keeping your morning nap after nursing, which is usually around 2-3 hours. Sometimes mama nurses you in bed, lying down, and we take your morning nap together. Some of my favorite moments right now, next to you while you’re in dreamland.
We also celebrated your cousin Ayden’s 6th birthday. He was 6 on October 19, and you were 6 weeks that day. We kept teasing him all day that it was your birthday, and all the Spiderman-wrapped presents were yours. Luckily that little guy has a great sense of humor! We also got to see your brother be the school mascot for homecoming. We took you to the game, all bundled up, in your carrier for the first time. Dad wore you around very proudly. You slept the whole time, of course.
Mama always has lots of nicknames for you. The current ones are: Tweeter Muffin, Muffin Girl, Muffinest Girl, Littlest, Littlest Girl, Precious Girl, Hungry Hungry Hippo Girl (I can’t help it, she’s hungry!!), Cutest Girl, Teensy…with more to come, I’m sure.
We just spend our days together, playing, going to Target way too much, and just being together.
You are truly my greatest joy.
And since I didn’t put her one month pic up right away, I’m posting it here as well: