Rosalie turned 2 months old on May 15th. This Sunday, it will have been a whole ten weeks since she entered our lives and changed our little world forever. And I have to say, the fact that she is already TWO MONTHS OLD is one that astounds me and leaves me a little befuddled. Two months old?? How?? When?? This can't be!! I swear, she really was just born yesterday. The time since her birth has flown by all too quickly. Why, just the other day I was practically in tears because I hated the thought of her being 6 months old. Rational? Maybe not. But I have a feeling this summer will fly by, and then it's September, and poof! she's six months old. I'm just not ready, I tell you!
These pictures were taken a mere month ago...
... wow, she's changed so much even since then!
So what is our Rosalie-roo up to at two months old? Well, our teensy tiny little 6-pounder has come a long way. She's fattened up wonderfully, and I delight in each roll and dimple on her perfectly chubby baby body.
I don't actually know her weight right now, but I do know that she's still the the perfect size for cradling in my arms as I rock her to sleep, or for cuddling on my shoulder as I pat her back. She's definitely grown, but there is still so much that seems so tiny about her-- and I LOVE it. I'm thrilled to report that she will definitely be our brown-eyed girl... our first one! I was hoping we'd have a brown-eyed child this time, as much as I adore that Emma and Annabelle have such beautiful blue eyes. Someone has to match me! :)
The past few days have been a little bit "off" for her-- she's been a bit fussy and wanting to eat a lot, which I can only assume means a growth spurt. And then, to make up for it, last night she went to bed at 10:30 and slept until 7:45 this morning. AMAZING. It was the first time in quite a while that I woke up feeling completely rested and refreshed, actually ready to get out of bed, praise the Lord. Moms with new babies, take heart!! You really WILL be getting your sleep back before you know it. I don't know if Rosalie will continue this pattern or not (i'm not going to count on it, just in case), but I do feel it is appropriate to insert a happy dance here. Whee!!
She is also down to eating maybe 5 or 6 times a day instead of 9 or 10, and this too is amazing... I actually have time to do other things now! Another whee!
So, as you can see, things are coming along nicely over here in baby-land. I just wish sometimes that I could slow time down a teensy bit, and keep Rosalie a baby forever (of course, I also wish that I could snap my fingers and my house would be permanently clean... but I digress). There are so many, many things that I love about this age, and so many, many things I want to remember forever about her babyhood and the way she is right now.
The way she loves to blow spit bubbles.
How she fits so perfectly into her swing and enjoys it so much that it lulls her to sleep almost every time.
Her funny little half-smile that she gives when you're talking to her.
The way she sleeps with her little fist up against her mouth.
The way her lips get all smooshy and squishy and adorable when she sleeps.
The funny little noises she makes when she gets the hiccups. The way she curls her toes under when she's eating. The way her tiny baby sneezes end in a little talking noise. The way she loves to have her feet played with as she lays on the floor. How she'll stop nursing to look up at me and coo. How she always has such a surprised and alert look on her face when I pick her up first thing in the morning. And then how she smiles so big when I lay her on her changing table to change her diaper right away. The way she LOVES to be talked to by mommy and daddy or her big sisters, and how she responds with her own precious baby language of coos and goos. The way she grunts and then toots in her sleep (seriously, it's hilarious).
And oh, there are probably about a million other things I could add to that list.
But, as much as I am sad to see her growing and changing so quickly, it also makes me incredibly excited. I can't wait for each new stage that we will get to experience with our little girl, and I'm so grateful to God for each day that passes with this third darling daughter of ours.
p.s. really though, can't she just stay a baby forever and ever?? No?? Sigh.