These months sure are going by quickly. I can’t believe how big you’ve gotten in the last month! We had your one-month check-up a bit belatedly, so your two-month check-up will just be for your first shots (yikes!) tomorrow. Your stats as of May 22 are, weight: 11 pounds, 1 ounce; length: 22.75 inches; head circumference: 15 inches. Looking good, girl.
You’ve had a good bit of activity over the last month. We had our first Mother’s Day, your first Greek Food Festival, your first baby shower (for your soon-to-be BFF Margie), your first wedding–and outdoor at that, and your first hike in Allsop Park (uh, not doing that again until a) you like your carrier, and b) tick and mosquito season are over). You’re such an engaging baby! You coo and make all sorts of noises, and you are a major smiler! You’ve recently really discovered that your hands are fun to suck on, and I think it’s only a matter of time before you select your favorite finger or two. You still don’t like car rides too much, and I’m hoping that will get better when you can hold toys in your hands and play with them–and when you can hold that darn pacifier in your mouth on your own. You continue to get the hiccups two to three times a day. In fact, you’ve got them right now as you’re sitting in my lap. You’re still quite the cuddle-bug, and you can’t fall asleep on your own, but you’ve gotten to where you can pretty reliably be put down to sleep once you’re really out. I think you’ll be outgrowing your bassinet soon, and then it’ll be time to sleep in your crib. Honestly, though, you only actually sleep in the bassinet for a few hours at night and maybe a couple during the day. You’ve started really taking notice of the pets, and I’m so glad that you’re starting your life surrounded by furry animals. What a rich environment for you! You’re also getting good at tracking people across a room, and you still are fascinated by the ceiling fans. Oh, and you still LOVE to be swaddled. As soon as you realize you’re about to be swaddled, you get the biggest grin on your face. AND–I just keep remembering things to add–you do this funny little rocking thing where you sit on my leg and push yourself with your strong little legs to rock back and forth.