Friday, August 01, 2008

Month 2

Dear Sophie,

Yesterday you turned 2 months old. For reals! No more catching up. Today I had my wisdom teeth taken out, and you had your vaccines. We're really charming right now, let me tell you.

At about 5 weeks old, you started beaming one of the biggest smiles. Seriously. Huge.

That is, when you weren't crying. Here is a (small) list of things that make you cry. Being cold, being hot, taking a bath, sitting in a carseat. Having a poopy diaper. Being tired, being bored. Having to burp, having a tummy ache, having to fart. Unfortunately, those are most of the things that you do. Oh yeah, and getting shots.

Back to the poop. Your favorite place to poop is in your carseat. You are showing your disdain, I'm sure. The down side to that is that since you began only going once a day, you have some pretty massive poops, still watery 'cause you're a baby. Which means that they don't necessarily remain inside the diaper. Which means I've had disassemble, wash, and reassemble your carseat several times. Fun stuff. And there was this one time that shall forever be known as the On The Border Incident that I will torment you with even after you are grown.

Something that I'm going to have to catch on video is your gag. Whenever there's something in your mouth that you don't want there, a bottle, milk, even your passie, you act like you're choking on it. Drama queen. It's not possible for you to choke on a passie. You have learned how to blow bubbles with your drool, and you blow bubbles ALL THE TIME. Your daddy asks you all the time, 'What's up with the bubbles?' But you love them. And the drool. The drool. The buckets and buckets of drool, where we could water the houseplants and the potted plants on the balcony and the yard at the new house that we don't live in yet 'cause your daddy is still building it, and you would still have more drool.
Today at the doctor's, you were sitting in my lap in your blanket, and he came in, and you started smiling at him. This was the first time you had smiled at a stranger, and you smiled away, watching him, as he talked to us and listened to your heartbeat.

You have blue-ish brownish spots on your head above your right ear and another one more forward toward your forehead. The doctor said they are blue nevi. They are birthmarks that should go away on their own, but if they don't, they'll be covered by hair anyhow, and nobody will be able to see them if they don't. But for future reference, don't shave your head.

Speaking of hair, your hair is brown, except for this blond patch on the back of your head and the sides of your head, which are slightly reddish. You're my little calico baby.


12 pounds, 1 ounce, 24 1/4 inches long.
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