Monday, December 19, 2011

2 Months and Baby Blessing

Sophia is already 2 months old, and getting to be more and more fun every day. Although our girl has gotten a lot bigger, she's still pretty small. Here are her 2 month stats:
Height: 22" (25-50th percentile)
Weight: 9lb 15oz (25th percentile)
Head: 13.7in (25th percentile)
Look at that cute belly! That's the last time we squeezed her into that newborn onsie.
Sophia got shots this week and was SUCH a trooper. Before they did it, she was cooing and so happy. Then they poked her and for a split second she looked confused, and then she just CRIED! It was heartbreaking. Afterwards, I didn't want to put her down. I wanted to cuddle her until everything was alright. I've heard that usually babies either sleep after shots or get cranky. She slept. Poor girl. I'm very grateful my parents were in town so that they could help cuddle and hold her too.

At 2 months, Sophia...
  • enjoys baths! She is very calm, but I think she's still a little stressed out about them because she balls up her cute little fists and locks them to her side, above the water. It's adorable. Most of the time she just looks around, and afterwards she is always very cuddly and falls asleep more easily.
  • is able to hold her head up very well. She looks like a bobble-head doll, but she's got a strong neck!
  • sleeps between 4 and 6 hours at night when she first goes down, then wakes up about every 3-4 hours the rest of the night.
  • likes getting her diaper changed. It's one of the only times she smiles.
  • coos a lot, will coo back and forth with you, and is starting to watch and imitate us - especially mouth movements
  • is SO much more alert. She will stare at us and track us and look straight into the camera (hooray). It's so cute!
  • has quite a bit of gas. She'll put her little hands in fists and grunt a little. I wonder at what age it switches from cute to bad manners to just let one rip whenever you want. Unfortunately, she also gets gassy pretty bad at night, which means lots of crying and daddy having to stay up with her for about an hour a couple times a week.
  • We are still waiting for big smiles; I say she takes her life very seriously. :P She does, however, do lots of adorable little ones, like this...

Most of my family was able to come to Provo this week. It was fun to spend time with my little nieces (and their parents, of course), and it's always fun when Grandma and Grandpa come to spoil and cuddle.
 Sophia cuddling with Grandpa after her 2 month shots.
 Sophs hangin' out with Uncle Tyler. Sorry you aren't looking, Tyler, but I loved the picture of her sticking her tongue out. That's another one of her favorite things to do.
Grandma and Sophia
Aunt Lissa and Sophia at the school baby shower
Sophia's baby blessing was December 18, 2011. Russ was very nervous, but he did a great job. He got a little choked up in the beginning, which made me start crying. It was a very special day, for our very special little daughter. She was awake but calm during the blessing, took a nap in my arms afterwards, and woke up for pictures. The men in the family were involved in the blessing and my mom, sister, and I sang a musical number.
The whole gang
Just the family
3 generations
On my baby blanket
On the blanket Great Grandma made her
She has fists almost all the time. Is that a normal baby thing? Does anyone else's baby do that?
I am so obsessed with that sweet little face!
She was an angel the ENTIRE day.
Savannah (5 months) and Sophia (2 months). What a difference 3 months can make! They really are mommy's favorite gift. Savannah sure smiles a lot! I hope Sophia watched her and learned how to do it. Maybe they were cousin friends in heaven because when we laid them next to each other, they put their hands on top of each other. :)

 Sophia's biggest fans!
I love our little family!

The baby blessing wasn't the only reason family came into town. My big brother, Tyler, also graduated from BYU and commissioned into the Army. He leaves in a week from today to report to Alabama. He's going to fly helicopters, his dream since he was a little boy. The commissioning was a really cool ceremony. I think somewhere back in history, a woman must have started the Army because of all the traditions and organization involved.

with smiley Savannah after the commissioning
Our family (minus Russ, who had to go to work as soon as it got over and minus Garrett, Krystal and Daniel who couldn't come because of Garrett's own training in the Air Force)
Everyone left today. :( It sure was fun for everyone to visit. (Lissa's family probably wouldn't agree because from their first day here until their last they passed around a stomach bug and spent half the trip sick at the hotel!)


Garrett and Krystal said...

Sophia sounds like the perfect little baby! It looks like her blessing day was pretty special. We wish we could have been there with every one. :(

Carson said...

So many wonderful pictures I don't know where to start! I'm especially glad you posted so many since we don't seem to have any on our camera anymore. :(
I talked to Grandma Chris. last night and told her to look at your blog, and I think she did. Dad and I had a great time and wish we could have stayed longer!