Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy 2 Months, Melody!

Aunt Pia's photo from her visit.

Melody continues to be magical!

Right now, as I type, I'm listening to the baby coo at her mobile. She's having a very lively conversation with the horse and the cow.

Melody is 11 lbs 3 oz. and 22.5 inches. The doc gave her a glowing report! She was smitten with Melody, who stared her down, smiling, with her still blue eyes. She had her first shots, with a delayed reaction. She didn't cry until a few seconds after! Like baby Theo, she peed all over the table, and like baby Theo, she has cradle cap. The doc suggested olive oil. I asked if I should use extra virgin, and she cracked up and said yes. I was too embarrassed to ask whether she was serious, so now I have to look it up. :)

Melody started really smiling at about 7 weeks. We can finally play with her now! She likes butterfly kisses, baths, colorful rattles, silly songs, and belly tickles.

Up until recently we wondered why she didn't make eye contact, but now she has more than made up for that. She stares at everyone new, and is finally looking at mom, dad, and bro!

She's getting to be a chubster in her belly, thighs, and cheeks! Daddy gives her a small bottle of formula a day, but other than that, it's happening off of mommy milk, which makes me very proud.

I'm no longer bragging that she barely cries. Man, does she love to exercise those vocal chords!
As for sleep, in the daytime, she only sleeps if we're out, and she's in the carrier or stroller. She's got to be in motion. At home, if we put her down, she wakes up pretty instantly. At night, she has an initial 5-7 hour stretch, and then is up every hour. Yikes! Mom and dad are tired, suffice it to say. Luckily, big brother sleeps through it all.

Melody still looks like daddy, but watch out! Her hair is getting lighter and lighter!

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