you've started to smile and laugh a lot more. i think we can actually get you to smile and laugh at us now. you also really like to smile at the ceiling fan, the birds above your swing and your headbands hanging over your changing table. your smile - melt my heart! and when you laugh you basically just take a big gasp in. i think it's a laugh.
at 7 weeks you started sleeping through the night in even longer stretches than last month. it isn't strange for you now to sleep for 10+ hours straight now. momma likes this!
you still love time with your poppa. even when he has crazy hair! you like to spit on him most of all. pop misses you so much while he's at work so we make it a special point to send him all kinds of precious pictures of you so he's in the loop. he's working hard to take care of us - what a sweet father!
you and i have been out and about together. we go run errands, see friends & go to bsf. we've tried out your baby backpack and you like to be snuggled in there - for a while. we even brought you to your first young life club. unfortunately, you didn't love it there, even though you were strapped to me. you had to spend most of the night out in the parking lot. however, all of our high school friends we uber-excited to meet you. they think you're the best.
at bsf we met a 6 month old that you were bigger than. that really happened. at 7 weeks old you were larger than a 6 month old. fingers crossed that she was a preemie. it's the only explanation!
we think you're an advanced baby, you rolled over at 6 weeks old from your belly to your back. you did it over and over. sure, it was to evade your dreaded tummy time but we still think that was awfully resourceful of you!
i took you to your two month check-up on your 'birthday'. you got your big girl shots and i was so proud of you. granna came with me because i was really scared but never fear you did great. you're so brave and only cried a little. they weighed and measured you. oh my, little lady. you were 23 3/4" tall (89th percentile) and 12 lbs. 14 oz. (91 percentile). WOWZERS little chunk. you are perfect! you are growing and are so special.
a few things i forgot to mention: in the past month you've developed two new cries. the first can only be described as pitiful. it is a cross between polly pocket and a baby kitten. it is tiny and sad. the other cry is more of a high-pitched scream. i don't like that one as well. but you at least you are finding your voice.
secondly, your hair is still growing - HOORAY!
you still do all kinds of funny things with your hands. sometimes it looks like baby sign language or that you're playing the air piano. i especially love when we hold hands and you pat my fingers over and over.
you love to lay on your back and kick and move your arms. you can do this for hours. that was an exaggeration, but seriously, you can kick for a good 20 or 30 minutes and be laughing the whole time. yay for baby exercise!
month two was just as magical as number one and everyday we learn new little nuances about you, your personality and about being a parent. something i've really been thinking about [the last two weeks especially] is how intentional i want to be with my / our time. the days go by so fast and i want to make sure that i'm doing all that i can to love you well, teach you true things, not waste a second of it - even though you're itty bitty. you're such a blessing to your dad and i. i've seen a glimpse of God's heart for us now that i'm a mom. it's crazy how much you love this little being that is just completely needy and dependent on you. she's yours so your heart is completely enthralled with her, you'd really do anything for her. we're the Lord's and he loves us like that, He'd go to any lengths to have us [and did]. it is a beautiful gift that the Lord lets us see His heart through parenthood. little emmie, you're beautiful. you belong to the Most High King, making you a tiny princess. we love you dearly.
here's a few more of our favorite pictures of you from the last month [ps if you're wondering if you're always naked, the answer is yes]: