Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Two Months

Dear Margot,

Hey sweet girl!  You've been a ball of fun this month.  You have a somewhat predictable routine these days, which is awfully nice.  After you wake up and nurse, you spend a good twenty minutes on your play mat talking to your sunshine.  When you get tired of being on your back, you go straight to your swing so you can sit up and talk to us while we carry on with our morning.  It doesn't take long before you get a little fussy and you go down for your morning nap, sometimes you just fall right asleep in the swing and sometimes I catch you early enough to put you in your bed or bassinet.  The rest of the day is spent going through the eat/play/sleep cycle at least three more times. 

Your outfit to celebrate Uncle Evan's birthday this month!

You're very laid back about our plans for the day.  We are usually out and about during the late morning or early afternoon, so you're good about sleeping in the car or the Moby wrap if you need to.  One thing's for sure - where ever we take you, people love to stare at you!  Strangers like to guess how old you are and ask me lots of questions about you.  "Is she a good baby?"  "How much does she weigh?"  "Does she sleep at night?"  I love telling them that you're a wonderful baby, as of today you weight 10 pounds and 6 ounces, and YES you sleep at night - sort of. 

Sylvia loves to hold you, and you love to stare at her!

Margot, you're a marvelous baby all day long, but at bedtime you put up a spectacular fight!  I went back to Sylvia's two month letter and it was comforting to know that we had the exact same issues with her at this age.  You girls just don't want to go to sleep!  Once you're down for the night, you sleep for 3 - 6 hours at a time, usually only getting up once a night to eat, which is fantastic!  But sheesh!  The "going to bed" portion of the day is by far the most challenging for us.  We'll get there, and I know you won't be fussy at bedtime forever, but could you just hurry up and sleep like a normal person, already?!

In our feeble attempt to establish a routine for you at bedtime, we started giving you a warm bath every night.  For the first couple weeks you were NOT INTERESTED.  But last week, you realized that water doesn't hurt and that this is something we do every night no matter what.  Bath time has become a nice, soothing event for you; the calm before the storm!  I'm hoping that the rest of our routine will start to fall into place, one event at a time, until you finally figure out how to fall asleep in your crib.
Kickin' it in the tub.

You're such a sweet girl, Miss Margot.  When I look at your sweet face I'm filled with such hope for you.  As much as it pains me to see you grow so quickly, I can't wait to see what's in store for you.  The possibilities are endless!  We love you.  Happy Two Months!

Love always,

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