Monday, July 02, 2007

Two months already?!

Grace turned 2 months old yesterday. Wow, that is hard to believe! She's getting so big. She smiles a lot, but we have a hard time capturing that on camera. By the time it finishes all its flashes and whatnot, she is no longer smiling and is back to looking perplexed and serious. I think you can see that she is of the "big eye" baby model--like Luke and Jonathan. She's doing really well with her sleeping, going until about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning.

In this picture, she is sitting in the Bumbo baby seat that her Uncle Dan and Aunt Melinda got her. She's technically a little young, but she has a really strong neck, and she enjoys sitting in it a lot for a few minutes. I can't wait until she can go longer in it because frankly I have never had a baby who hates being on her back as much as Grace. This even includes her car seat and bouncer seat. She definitely wants to be sitting upright.

Actually all the kids are enjoying the Bumbo seat. Anna sits in it quite frequently, and even Caleb and Jonathan can still fit their scrawny little bums in there. Nathan and Luke like to wear it upside down on their heads, like a cartoon Spartan war helmet. I wish we had gotten one earlier!

Unfortunately, I won't be able to tell you Grace's 2 month stats for quite a while. Non-military types won't understand this crazy system, but when I called back in June to schedule her 2 month well-baby appointment, they told me July's appointments hadn't been released yet, and to call back in a week. So I did that, and then the only appointments that were left were on July 17 at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:40. I snagged the 9:40 one, since there is no way on God's green earth we could get there any earlier with traffic. Even 9:40 will be a challenge--we'll probably have to leave about 8:30. Grr. Anyhoo, it will be more like a 2 1/2 month well-baby appointment. But I can tell she's healthy and growing!


Beverly said...

What a cutie! I've thought about getting one of those seats myself. Kenna is also one who wants to be UP and seeing what in the world is going on! She is constantly doing "crunches" when she's on her back on the floor, trying to pull herself up.

It's been great to catch up with you via the blog...we were away from the Internet for 10 days while in Idaho for the Commission youth camp (which I still need to blog about). I laughed so hard about the comment regarding looking on "impotently" as Anna destroyed the lamp (was that it?) since you were nursing. Oh, I know that feeling all too well...

Pilot Mom said...

You need to send your dad over to my new blogging friend's blog to see her latest pics. *grin* He will love it!!