I didn’t get around to writing to you on your actual 2 month birth day, as it was a rough day. It started with a check-up at the doctors’s office where you weighed in at 13 pounds and 11.5 ounces (95th percentile) and measured almost 24 inches long (75th percentile). You met all your milestones. Cooing….Check. Smiling…check. Turning to sounds….check. Following objects with your eyes…check. Although all these accomplishments are to be celebrated, this mommy lost it when the tray of shots entered the room.
I’ve always thought that the second child would be easier, and whereas there are some things that are smoother, there is also knowledge. The knowledge of what happens when your baby is about to get a shot. The ensuing tears and screams. The long day of discomfort. I think the phrase “ignorance is bliss” applies to parenting your first child. Now that I know what is going to happen, there seems to be a stronger anxiety the grips my heart.
In addition to the long day post-inoculations, it was also my last day of maternity leave. That means the last day of any-time snuggles, impromptu kisses, and endless hugs. Needless to say, I was a little emotional on your actual 2 month birthday. I needed a night to recoup, gather my thoughts, and write you a sensible note.
D.C. Gann, you are the little man of our house. Your sister has really warmed up to you. She now runs into the bedroom in the morning peeking her little eyes above the bed, turns her head to and fro, and asks “bubby? bubby? bubby?” She cares where you are and wants to be near you. She loves giving you kisses. She holds your hand. Her hugs are more like headlocks, but this too shall pass. I hope that you share the same affection for one another as the years roll on. I desire for y’all to be the best of friends.
In your 2nd month in this big ole world, you have said goodbye to summer and hello to fall. The fall brings with it many traditions in our family ranging from football games to pumpkin patches. Here is your pictorial month in review:
By the looks of things, you have had a slam packed October. I hope we have a lifetime of adventures. Every season will bring with it opportunities for fun. Our life has been made sweeter with you in it. I love watching your eyes move to the rhythm of the world, seeing you explore the room around you and learning who you are. It’s fun to witness all your “firsts.” The next month will bring more excitement and more memories. I am beyond blessed that I get to be your mommy and thankful that you are my son.
I love you more than football!!!