Monday

Aspen 2 Months

I've really enjoyed this past month with you, Aspen. Things have started to settle in to normal, well, as much as they can, and you've started showing us your personality just a bit more. We had Grammy and Papa visit for the first time, and you spent a lot of time sleeping in the wrap carrier as we toured around with them. You just love being swaddled and carried snugly in the wrap, and your still tiny enough that it's not burdensome. I can tell you're getting even stronger, because you are lifting your head up off my shoulder when I burp you now. Momma got really sick this month, and it was such a joy to see your first real smile at me, right after you finished nursing during the middle of one of my worst days (January 12th). Daddy was gone for the entire day, and I wasn't sure how I was going to make it through, but your smile was a light. You've been a bit fussier this month, but I think it's because you've been a little sick, and because we're still just trying to figure you out. Our holding you has definitely got you spoiled, because you aren't really very happy when we put you down. That was another blessing, on my worst day, when I needed you to be ok being set down, you took one of the longest naps you've had out of our arms on record. First I laid you next to me on a pile of blankets on the floor, and we slept a while that way. Then, eventually, I moved you to the rock and play, you sure do love the rock and play - it's definitely where you sleep best. You smiled good for daddy the next day, January 13th, a big smile. The next week was filled with your sweet newfound grin. You're talking a lot more now, too. I like it that you're starting to find your voice. You're also taking at least a slight interest in your toys, and on January 17th you were found swatting your playmat toys for the first time. Uncle "T" also came to visit, and he loved snuggling you any chance he got. You love to be warm, and in the cold winter months I've been especially glad we have your white bear suit, because you seem to sleep like a rock any time we have you bundled up inside it. You also endured your first snowstorm - from the comfort of our home. You still love being swaddled to sleep, and you're growing so big and strong now! You only had two doctor appointments this month, your one month checkup, and your six week, but I also weighed you once on my own! Here's how you measured up:

January 3rd
Weight 9 lbs 6.4 oz


January 11
9 lbs 9.6 oz and 10 lbs 3.2 oz. (Sometimes it's hard to tell on our home scale)

January 22, 2016
10 lbs
Head 38 cm
Length 21"