Some things that moms/grown ups say can get kind of annoying because you hear it all the time.
Like "time is flying by"...
but then it happens to you and you start saying it right along with them.
-You are absolutely precious. Sooooo smiley. You smile all the time when we actually sit and take time to look you in the eye and talk to you. I actually really dislike the fact that second children get so much less attention and care. I guess the reason that the "you being 2 months old freaks me out" is because I feel like I never really get to just sit in the quietness and stare at you and be with you for more than minutes at a time. And all of the sudden...two months has passed and I'll never get them back.
But Daddy keeps reassuring me that that's okay, and that's how it is for every family and every second born. And you were perfectly placed as second born in this family for a reason.
-You've had a hard time pooping since you were born. With the help of several glycerin suppositories, we've emptied you out, but now Dr. Shipman has you on an herb (Nature's Sunshine Liquid LB) that's really been helping. We are getting you flowing on your own, sister.
-I can't believe how much you've grown in just four weeks. Which, I just realized...you're 8 weeks old here, not 2 months. You're still a week away from 2 months. Oh well, close enough.
You are as chubby as can be and I LOVE IT.
-You started cooing to us this week and it is music to my ears. Greatest sound on earth.
-I just started last night and today swaddling you up, then laying you down with the lights off, cool mist humidifier humming, fan on gently and sneaking out the door, leaving you there to fall asleep by yourself. And guess what? YOU DO! It's heaven!!!!!
I used to have to rock Ruby to sleep for forever and me and Kevin said "next child we will do this differently". And Yahweh gave us the coolest little girl next that goes to sleep on her own. Yes and amen, Nora girl. Yes and amen.
-You weigh 14 or 15 lbs. Holy moly.
-Your nicknames are:
Nor Nor Gabor
which turned to just Gabor
We often wonder if we've confused Ruby that we named her sister Nora yet never call you that.
But she goes right along with it and calls you Nor Nor all the time. Never Nora.
-Every night at 9:30 you are like OK! I'M TIRED. EVERYONE TO BED. You don't want to be laid down to sleep, you want the whole house shut down, and us cuddling next to you in bed. It's awesome.
-You wake up once or twice at night, usually 5 or 6 hours apart and sleep from 9:30pm to 8:30 or 9:30 am. You are an awesome sleeper!
-You nurse like a champ and looove to do so. (Remember, 15 lbs. at 8 wks)
-You are so laid back and sweet and happy. Not one to complain. You do always want to be with us. And as long as that is the case, you're happy. When everyone leaves the room you're like "uh....guys?" and make sure we take you in the room we're in.
Let's compare, shall we?