2 months

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Guess who is growing like a little weed over here?

2 month (3) 

Ms. Smiley Face, herself 🙂

Whenever she’s snoozing, I can’t wait for her to wake up. The second she lets me know she’s awake, I look in her eyes and say “Good morning” or ask how her nap was, and she’ll give me the biggest, gummiest, most perfect smile. My heart can’t even handle it. We’ll have conversations now, where she’ll coo and make noises at me, I’ll repeat them or make up my own little noise, and we go back and forth. I’ve officially crossed over into “goo goo ga ga” land, and there’s no turning back 😉

Liv was full of smiles even throughout the night, where she only took tiny cat naps and would wake up ready for a fresh diaper or some food. I’d go take her out of the bassinet, she’d stop crying and smile at me while I talked to her, and then remembered she was crying and went right back to it. Funny girl. I think she’s going through a growth spurt this week, so even more eating and snoozing than usual. She’ also extra cuddly and just wants to be held, so I’m taking advantage.

Since Tom has been working night weeks for the past two weeks, it’s been our first time consecutively doing the bedtime routine with just the two of us. I’ve mentioned it before, but it makes me feel confident that I could do this by myself if Tom were to deploy or if we get stationed far away from family for our next little one. My mom came over a couple of nights to do the bedtime routine with me, but she’s been sick (we miss you, madre!), so it’s been Liv and myself over here at night.

I wasn’t quite sure how to give her a sink bath without an extra set of hands, so I started taking a bath with her in our big tub. I’ll put on my swimsuit and fill up the tub with a few inches of water, set her next to the tub in the babysitter balance in her diaper, get in, reach over, pick her up, and give her her bath with myself in the tub, too. So much easier, and she LOVES it. We’ll do the usual lotion, brush hair, jammies, book, Jewel lullaby and rock/bounce to sleep routine, and I’ve successfully gotten her to bed at her usual bedtime minus my favorite guy.

Two things I still have yet to get the hang of: clipping her nails and getting the boogies out of her nose. I don’t want to cut her tiny fingers, so I’ll file her nails instead of clipping them and as far as the nose thing goes, the brain sucker (aka bulb syringe) freaks me out. I’ve been using saline swabs for babies, which work ok, but the NoseFrida should be here tomorrow.

Liv got her first set of shots last week, which was hard for everyone. We originally planned to split up the vaccinations, but our pediatrician’s office didn’t buy individual vaccines- just “cocktails” of multiple shots in one. Instead of getting 4 shots + an oral medication, she got two, which contained all of them + the oral. She sucked that Rotavirus down like it was candy. As far as the shots go, seeing your baby get pricked with the shots and the sad face and tears that follow is the worst thing ever. She cried, I cried a little as soon as the nurse closed the door and we cuddled her, took her to the private breastfeeding room so she could nurse afterwards and then came home. No fever or fussiness, just very sleepy all day.

She’s grown so much over the past two months and every day, I’ll see her do something new. Yesterday while she was on her play mat –she lays there while I brush my teeth and put my contacts in each morning- I walked back over to her and she was on her side. I thought there was no way she would have flipped to her side already, so I put her back on her back, and talked to her for a second. She kicked her leg out to propel herself, rolled onto her side again, and started to grunt as she used her hand to try to push onto her stomach. Watching her grow, develop and how much she’s changed over the past two months has been truly incredible.

Over the past two months, I’ve had quite a few “I can’t believe we have a baby” moments. I’ll look at her, look at her dad and feel like it’s too good to be true. <3


I’m a very lucky girl.

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  1. amanda on March 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love those baby smiles! She is growing so fast!! Just a hint for the bulb sucker, you have to plug the other nostril (opposite to the one you are sucking) while you do it or it won’t work. And the one they send home from the hospital works much better than any store bought bulb I’ve found! I know they are scary though, do what makes you comfortable.

  2. charitydawn on March 15, 2012 at 11:40 am

    OMG your baby has the cutest smiles!!! She must make your heart melt daily!

  3. Liz @ Southern Charm on March 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Gah, you are so lucky!! Those smiles would melt my heart too 🙂

  4. Kailey on March 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    She is absolutely beautiful!!! Happy 2 months!

  5. Heather on March 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Just beautiful…there is nothing in this world like being a mom- nothing.

  6. nicole on March 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    That last picture is just precious (in the words of my grandmother) =)

  7. jillian on March 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    She just keeps getting cuter and cuter, I can hardly believe it 🙂
    p.s. definitely also read that as “…guess who’s growing a little weed over here?” bahah.

  8. Jenna | The Paleo Project on March 15, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    She’s just TOO beautiful. I can’t even stand it.

  9. Mama Laughlin on March 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    She’s so precious!
    I take a bath with my 4 month old, too.
    He loves it!
    Buuuttt… I don’t wear a bathing suit.. is that weird???

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      haha not weird at all! i just like to at least have a top on to rein in the girls

  10. Laura on March 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Good job on getting the rotavirus vaccine! That’s not a vaccine that we have in NZ, I don’t think, and my 18 month old niece just spent a week in the ICU with a nasogastric tube because of rotavirus. I caught it when I about three, myself, and was in a coma for a couple of days. It’s nasty! I think vaccines are well worth the brief pain.

  11. April on March 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    she has the CUTEST smile. congrats! happy 2 months! =)

  12. Kelly on March 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Oh my, she’s a beauty 🙂 I completely relate to the nail trimming.. I was so scared I would clip too far and draw blood!

  13. Maddy on March 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    She BEAUTIFUL, ADORABLE, and such a HAPPY girl!! Her smile is the best! This may sound crazy cheesy, but if you got matching mom and baby outfits I think it would be like double vision! She looks A LOT like you. All she needs is the long hair, but frankly her hair is perfect as it is. Her cheeks are beyond adorable too especially in that peaceful sleeping photo. And those eyelashes! I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      aww thank you, maddy <3 she's amazing

  14. Melodie on March 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    if you’re anything like me you might have those “I can’t believe we have a baby” moments for 4 years or more, even though at that point she won’t really be a baby. i still often have those thoughts. she is such a beauty. love her sweet smile!

  15. jodie on March 15, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    She is just precious. Have a great evening.

  16. eredblue on March 16, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I know what you mean about those little fingernails: with my son I just kind of nibbled them down to size lol

  17. Becky on March 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    She is perfect. She’s a lucky little lady to have a caring momma like you.

  18. Roselyn @ A Balanced Fit on March 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Ok seriously! Livi is gorgeous! Do people say she looks like you or Tom?

    • Fitnessista on March 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      thank you! people say both 🙂

  19. Lisa on March 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    All i can say is aaaaw!!

  20. Ashley on August 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I’m re-reading this & absolutely loving it now that I have 2 girls (twins!) that are about to be 2 months! It’s fun to get to read and compare. Made my heart hurt about the shots (my girls are scheduled for theirs next week), but it’s also nice knowing that it gets easier over time!

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