Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!  

Hattie {2 months)

Hattie still seems so little to me.  I know she is growing and changing her looks, but she just seems teeny.  She weighed 9lbs 11oz at her 2 month check-up.  She was in the 11th percentile for her weight, 26th for her height, and her head was in the 3rd.  So yeah, she's kind of tiny still.  She has been sleeping really well lately.  This past week she went 8 hours through the night without waking up..two nights in a row.  The other nights were all about 5 hours and then another 3 after eating.  She's been napping in the morning and afternoon, and she has lots of awake time these days.

My girl loves to smile.  We will talk to her and it's like her entire body gets in on the smile.  She wiggles and then we get gigantic grins.  Lately we've been getting some very sweet cooing as well.  When we talk to her she's started trying to talk back to us:).  She is on the verge of laughter too!

She is sleeping on her tummy now.  There, I said it.   I'm glad to get that off my chest.  I flat out lied to the pediatrician when he asked me if she sleeps on her back.  I said yes.  I don't really know why I did it, but I instantly felt guilty and spent the rest of the appointment trying to think of a way to bring it back up again.  I couldn't ever really find a way incorporate it back into the conversation.  Hattie can't stand to be on her back, or in her carseat, or out of my arms, really.  And that's okay. I love to hold her and this is only a season.  AND she is sure to not have a flat head, so there's that:).

Sister has a strong neck.  She can pick her little head up and turn to both sides to look around. She looks a little like a turtle when she does this, but it's so adorable.  She seems pretty proud of herself.

Hattie, you have captured our hearts, sweet girl.  You are such a wonderful addition to our little family, and I can't even remember life without you.  It just feels like you belong here, and I'm so very thankful that God made me your momma.  Your brothers love you and try to console you with sweet high pitched voices when you fuss or cry.  They always want to touch you and make you smile.  It is such a blessing to see this sweet side of them.  It is so wonderful to look at our family and feel complete, and to know that you were the missing piece of this amazing puzzle.  We love you more than words.  To the moon and back.