How can this be? I watched a video of her last night that we shot when Littlebit was about 3 weeks old, and she doesn’t even look like the same baby. She is holding her head up when I carry her and rarely takes her eyes off of me. She is also awake for longer periods during the day and sleeps for5-6 hour stretches at night. Last night, she was sleeping so soundly at 4:45am (when she usually wants to eat), that blood rushed to my head fearing that something was wrong.
And can I just say that we are starting to have fun now? She wakes up with a smile on her face, and no matter how exhausted we are, her smile brightens our day long before the sun does. Do you want to know the best part? She talks and is starting to giggle too! She says, “Gagoo…Hi!!!….Guchoo…” Brilliant!
Today we ventured out to the pediatrician’s office for her 2 month checkup, which meant she had to get more shots. And while her lower lip flipped over more than it ever has before, and her cheeks turned a nice shade of mauve from holding her breath between screams…she was a real trooper. I felt so terrible for her that I drove straight to Walgreens to get my flu shot. Shots for everrryyyyyyone!!!! (Oprah voice)
These past 8 weeks have gone by faster than I could have ever imagined. I’m so grateful for every moment…shots and all.