Wednesday, February 20, 2013

happy 2 months to my love bug


My sweet angel baby is 2 months old today!!
gorgeous headband from Little Miss Millie's Boutique
I never posted details about Mia during her first month so I'm playing catch up... yes I am a bad mom, blogger, blah blah blah. What can I say? I just couldn't put my baby down long enough to get on the computer :)
- Mia has smiled in her sleep since day 1. That's how we knew she was almost out cold, she'd smile a couple of times and then be totally zonked :)
- She started smiling at us between 2-3 weeks old. The first time we saw it, we thought it was a total fluke. But she kept smiling and hasn't stopped! She is the smiliest baby ever and it just melts our hearts!!
- Mia has always been incredibly strong! She has held her head up since day 1 and loves to show off how strong her neck is. She has always been able to hold her weight on her legs as well. (Eric is convinced he taught her how to develop her muscles in the hospital.... ha ha!) We sat her in the bumbo chair at 6 weeks and she has no problem sitting in it for a few minutes at a time!
- Mia is also very alert! At her 2 week appointment the doctor and nurse said she's the most alert baby they've seen in a long time. She definitely doesn't want to miss anything going on around her :)
- Aside from the first sucky weeks of nursing, Mia is an amazing eater! (Which also means she's an amazing pooper :) Oh the life of a mom!)
 - Mia refuses to nurse before bedtime. I don't know why, but she will nurse before bath but not after! So I pump and give her a bottle (which is incredibly annoying. It takes 10 minutes to nurse but 30 to drink the bottle, ha ha.) We all know who runs the show at our house ;)
- Mia hated bath time until her cord fell off.... as soon as we could stick her in the water she was in heaven! Bath time is a favorite at our house!
- Mia started sleeping in her crib just shy of 5 weeks old. One night I was feeding her in our bedroom when Eric decided to clean our bathroom. While I appreciated his help, I was ticked he did it right at Mia's bedtime! The fumes were pretty strong for me, so I couldn't imagine putting Mia in her bassinet and closing the door with those fumes. I just knew she'd cry all night long being in her crib, but what else could I do? I laid her in the crib and she cried for about 5 minutes until she fell asleep. She slept amazing (I was pretty glued to the video monitor that first night, but we slept even better having her out of our room as well!) and we haven't looked back since! 
- She has always been a good sleeper but every week just gets better and better! Currently, Mia goes down at 9 and wakes up between 3-4am. Feeding, burping and diaper change takes about 30 minutes and she's back in her crib. Up again between 7-8, and then again between 10-10:30. It's heaven!! I swear by the routine!
- Mia is such a cuddle bug and I LOVE it! But she's also totally content on her own. She loves to play on her play mat and the swing.She really is the best baby!
- This is weird, but Mia loves to have her nose sucked out. She smiles every time, ha ha! She also loves having her diaper changed... she never ever cries, even if the wipes are super cold! I guess she just loves to be clean :)

newborn photo by Sharley Cotter Photography it's crazy how much she has grown!
We don't know how we were blessed with such a perfect, beautiful baby girl... but Eric and I are so incredibly thankful to be Mia's parents! She is the best part of our lives and we feel as if our hearts could burst each time we look at her... she makes us SO happy!!

37 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my gosh that outfit and headband... that is the cutest picture I've ever seen!! Mia sounds like such an amazing baby.. I'm still so happy for you both :)

Erin said...

So happy to hear what a happy, sweet baby you've got! She is just gorgeous!!

m&msmommy said...

She is SO SO SO SO SO cute!!!!! Love the pictures! :)

Laurie @ The Rookie Wife said...

Whhhhat?! 2 months already?! Time is going SO fast! LOVE that headband..or is it a hat? ADORABLE. and yes, totally bought the same outfit for Savanna to wear in her newborn pictures!

lori said...

i cant believe that she is 2 months old already... she is so precious!

Purposely at Home said...

how sweet! ...not believing she's two months already! she is so gorgeous, courtney, and reading the list...what a great baby girl! :)

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Whitney Tomlin said...

I can't believe she likes having her nose sucked out!! Haha, how funny! I hope Charlee is a good sleeper. I've been praying and declaring that since I found out I was pregnant! Lol ;)

Leah said...

You're a natrual, so happy for you and your sweet family.

Courtney Gordon said...

I love your list of baby Mia traits. I'm 2 months away from my due date and my husband and I were just talking about how soon we want to try and transition our baby girl to her crib. Our goal is around 4-5 weeks old, once I figure out the whole nursing thing. You're story about how Mia only cried for 5 minutes before sleeping soundly gives me hope that I can do it that young.

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

She is so so adorable!

Tiffany said...

It's so amazing how much you can learn about a little person from just the first two months of life!

The Stylers said...

I love that she is such a good baby! Crazy how babies have such different personalitites kiptyn is like complete opposite haha they could be bfs and balance each other out!

Haley K said...

Oh my goodness Courtney she's growing so fast! Goodness Mia is a DOLL!! Just beautiful in that darling lace romper. :)

And I had fun reading about her...she'll love reading it all too one day, and know she's so loved by you and Eric! Totally cracked me up how much she already likes to be clean (she's a rare baby to love the nose sucker!) yay for bath time!

erica[goodjobmomma] said...

its so great to read how wonderful she is doing! what a great little baby you've got yourself!!

erica[goodjobmomma] said...

its so great to read how wonderful she is doing! what a great little baby you've got yourself!!

Bri Buzali said...

she is so so adorable Courtney! I love all the girly girl pink!

Natalie said...

That headband is adorable! If I have a baby girl next I am definitely ordering one of these!

Keri said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! Just like her mama. :)

Karm said...

You guys are such a gorgeous family, and Mia is soooo cute.
Her headband is too cute!!
Ah, you are so lucky she almost sleep throughout the night, my sons were up every 4 hours... well not Kai, he slept through the night. (:

Love Meghan said...

happy two months of being a mama! you're lucky she's such a good sleeper! :)

dlpower said...

I love this. How sweet are those pictures of her. I wish i was feminine enough to put headbands on my baby girl because Mia looks so cute in them!

Hannah/ Mommarazzi said...

Oh I love her little outfit!!so so sweet! Happy 2 months to your little one!!

Hannah

A Joyful kind of Life said...

You have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing :) Consider me your newest follower!

-Rosy
www.ajoyfulkindoflife.blogspot.com

Shay said...

What a sweet little angel! I can't believe she loves getting her nose sucked out. I die...that is just the cutest! What a great sleeper too and she is smiley? PERFECTION.

Carolina said...

I can't believe she's two months! How awesome that she's such a good little baby. Enjoy her, they grow so fast!

Sally said...

What a sweet little girl! Sponge baths were a huge MISS with our little man too....once we stuck him in the tub, life was good!

www.sashon.blogspot.com

Jessica @ Dream Mo(o)re said...

She is so precious!! And adorable! I can't believe she likes to have her nose sucked out.

Stout Family said...

Sounds like you lucked out w/ an easy going baby! Awesome! Be thankful:) babies are the best. Doesn't it just make you want loads of them?! And they just get more entertaining everyday. So glad it's going well.

Amira said...

We have the same pink romper! So cute :-) Oh how I wish Avery liked to be changed - she screams every time and we have a wipes warmer!

Janna Renee said...

She's held her head up since day 1? Wow! That is strong...Don't feel bad about not posting stuff, you have more important things going on ;)

eliz said...

she is beautiful! Lucky mom to have such a happy baby!!

christina said...

aggggg she is perfect! love her name!!

Faith said...

she is perfection!

Maria said...

So cute she loves to have her nose sucked out...that is awesome for you! :) my mom said I hated that thing!
Her outfit and headband are gorgeous...I thought it looked like LMBoutique and smiled when I saw it was. I ordered a holiday headband from them...so talented.
Mia is beautiful and how sweet, she's a cuddlebug!
Much love xoxo
Maria

kandis lake said...

Just caught up on your blog. First of all, your daughter is beautiful. This outfit on her is amazing. And my niece's name is Mia so I am forever in love with the name. A late congrats to your cute family!

Kaylee Jane said...

she is beautiful!! i love her little dress!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

She is so adorable! I can't believe it's already been two months!

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