Two Months.

Happy Friday!!! 

Two months ago (Thursday), I went through this to bring a perfect little baby into this world. Crazy how time flies, because I still feel like it was only a few weeks ago that I found out I was pregnant. Anyway, here's the monthly update on little Elsie. I figured that, this time, I'd write her a little letter.
Dear Elsie, 

I still look at you every day and find it hard to believe that you're actually mine. I mean, yes, I carried around an extra 45 lbs when you were in my belly, but even that doesn't really seem real. I'm not sure when it will all sink in, but until then I will be in awe.

You are such a chill, easygoing baby. Quite frankly, I'm spoiled by you. You never cry (unless you're in pain or really mad at me for taking longer than five seconds to whip out my boob) and you've always got a big smile on your face. You don't mind chilling on your blanket or in your swing so that I can get a workout in or do some dishes. You have your days where all you want is to be cuddled and I have learned to treasure those times. I may not get anything done, but I've spent hours holding you close to me. Those are hours that I'll never get back, and I'm glad they were spent with you.

You are just fine with letting people other than mom and dad hold you, but you know who we are - especially dad. You get a huge smile on your face when he gets home from work and says hello.

You're quite the chatterbox - even now, as I write this, you're sitting behind me in your pack and play, talking my ear off. I love the sounds you make, I love your giggles (which, by the way, your first one was July 19), and I love that you sing along to our music.

You've gone through a whopping 366 diapers, with a case of 108 opened and about a quarter of the way gone. Thank goodness you're not going through 12 a day anymore, because that was exhausting. You love it when it's time to get a diaper change - you smile and squeal and kick your legs as fast as they'll move. Speaking of diapers, you're FINALLY in a size one!

We haven't had your 2 month appointment yet, but you weigh about 9 lbs 5 oz and are approximately 24 inches long. You're still squeezing into newborn onesies, but I don't think it will be too long before you move on up to 0-3 month. As far as sleepers go, you're almost too long for the 0-3 month ones, so we'll move you up to 3 month sleepers soon, I'm sure. Your little legs and waist are so skinny that I don't think you'll ever be out of newborn pants and skirts. I'm just fine with that, though. I love how tiny you are.

Elsie, I love you more than anything in the world! I love everything about you. Heck, I'm even almost to the point where I don't have a mental breakdown anytime I get your poop on me. And that, my little friend, is progress.

Love, 

Mom. 

27 comments:

Genna said...

I love this! How sweet will it be when someday she can look back and read these posts to know a little bit about all the special times the two of you shared? She is so beautiful!

Kim Matheson said...

Yeah, she's KIND OF cute....

Good grief. Your little Elsie is just adorable! I LOVE this post. What a wonderful idea. :) She's going to love reading these things when she's older and you're going to love having them to look back on. :)

Congratulations on your two month Momiversary (well...out of the womb, anyway)! :)

Greta said...

she is adorable!!!! :) she makes my 2 month-er seem huge!!! we are at 12.5 pounds and some 3-6 month clothing. yikes! :D

Kassi Mortensen said...

Aw how sweet is that!?! :) She is just darling! Holy smokes the diapers, right!?! I haven't been keeping track of Klara's total used, but it's already been a lot!!! haha. Happy 2 months Elsie!!!

Lindsey said...

Cute! It's crazy how fast the time flies.

Cara Howard said...

Love this so so so much. I think documenting letters written to your little one is such an amazing thing, and allowing us all to have a peek into your life is so beautiful! Thank you!

Leslie said...

This is the sweetest letter and she is just adorable!! Can't believe our babies are 2 months!

Susanne said...

Keep growing, Elsie!

Plus - the letter is just perfect. I'm pretty sure you'll be looking back at it with tears in your eyes, not even too long from now :)

Elsha said...

Look at her little legs! And all that hair! My niece is almost a year and is still bald as bald can be

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Elsie you little cutie pie, two months already!? Alyx, I feel like you were just announcing your pregnancy! Where does time go!?

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

This is the sweetest. And she is such a cutie! How has it already been two months?!?!

Kelly said...

This is so so so so sweet :) Make sure you keep these so she can read 'em when she's older. I mean, I'm sure she'll be so glad to hear you talking about her pooping on ya ;)

meet.make.laugh. said...

So cute! Cherish every moment with that little one! ~Stephanie

Amy G said...

Awww

Sarah Shumate said...

She has such a sweet little face! If she keeps up this long, skinny stuff, you're going to have a runway model on your hands! :o)

Katrin said...

Love this little! You are both adorable!

Niken said...

too sweet. i love reading this. look at her now. she's gonna be a tall girl for sure

Vapid Vixen said...

Holy crap she is SOO cute! And that hair!!!

Sara Louise said...

Well that was just about the sweetest thing! Elsie sounds like a wonderful baby :)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

everytime I see photos of Elsie on Instagram I'm reminded of baby Saige - they are so similar in the looks department (not personality wise cause Saige was a grumpaloo - didn't smile until she was 5 months and even then it was rare #seriously).
anyways I love that Elsie gets to stay tiny and baby size longer - they stay in their cute clothes longer and they don't murder your back.
I wuv her. xo

Eve Myers said...

It's already been 2 months?! Ah! Where does the time go?!

Eve

Jane said...

this is so sweet. it would so precious if she reads this when she is old enough. :)

RadiantKristen said...

i just can not get over how much she is like you -- tall, skinny, and talkative! So, so adorable.

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

Love this!

lori said...

this is SO sweet... your little girl is so precious and i have loved watching you become a mom... it makes me so excited for our little guy to get here :)

rooth said...

Happy 2 months teeny tiny baby Elsie and don't grow up too quickly for your mommy

I'll Love You Forever said...

WHAT?!?! Two months?? Elsie is so darling! I love it when they start to giggle. Yeah, good thing no more than 12 a day diapers any more. haha. Cute!