Unbelievably, Merit is already two months old. Two months. It's a short time, really, but is it possible that I feel like she has always been here? Can I remember what it was like to get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep? Can I think back to when there wasn't a pacifier or a boppy or a burp rag on every surface of the living room? Did her nursery really used to be just an office with a futon in the corner? ...Haven't I always been her mama? If I can think back to life before Merit, I think I'd rather not for now. (Mainly because that involved swollen ankles, restless legs, and a 40 inch waist...)
With her two month birthday has come all sorts of fun. She has really started to show her personality lately. She is cooing (talking, really...her words have included "oh yeah", "hi", "elbow", and "cold cut"...). She makes the girliest high pitched sighs and sounds. And as you can see above, she has started smiling with her whole face. As she gives you that sweet smile, she'll bashfully shrug her shoulders and turn her head to the left. Sweet baby girl. Sometimes if I'm looking at something else, I'll look back at her to see her already smiling at me...gets me every time. She loves to sleep, and especially loves to sleep late, just like her parents. Yesterday she slept until 11 am! She's pretty much the greatest baby ever. Well, at least the greatest baby I've ever had.
Baby girl, we are so blessed. I cannot thank the Lord enough for the gift He has given us through you. Oh, my goodness, Merit Fey, we love you so much. Can't wait to see what the next month has in store...