Thursday, June 21, 2012

India: month two

Dear India,

Now you are two months old, twice as old as you were a month ago! You now weigh 12 pounds, 3 ounces, and you're 23 inches long.

Also, the hair on top of your head has started growing. You can see it getting longer (or rather, taller) day by day. You still have that middle-aged accountant baldness, but pretty soon you might even have a mullet!

We had a few hard weeks of nightly screamfests, and it got to where I would dread the approach of 6:00 pm. But during that time your father perfected the panther pose, and you rest very happily on his forearm.

Now you like to be carried around like that. Here he is performing feats of strength and fatherhood.
You're awake for longer and longer, and you're getting curious about the world around. Or the nearby world around. Oh, the fan! The lights! The fan!

Your big brother is warming up to you. He pats you very gently and says, in a very soft voice, "Hi, India." The other night he helped me give you a bath, and he kept telling you that you were OK.

That said, he still gets jealous when I'm carrying you and he has to walk, and I wouldn't put it past him to try and see if a penny would fit in your nose, so it'll be a while before you hang out just the two of you.

Speaking of hanging out, you and I spend a lot of hours together in the red chair in the living room - nursing, cuddling, you sleeping on me. I know this time is fleeting, and sometimes I just sit there and stick my nose in your hair and nuzzle your sweet little face and squeeze your chubby feet.


I love you love you love you.

Love,

Mama

11 comments:

  1. Super Dad! I love that picture, and so do Muriel and Clara. And so cute that she's comfy being carried around that way. And yay for Jordan making the big adjustment!

    Happy 2 months India!

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    1. Thank you! I love that picture, too. We were all having fun marching down the street.

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  2. My heart, oh my heart - Lisa, I'm so happy for you to have a daughter and lovely family. Hugs, hugs to India - 2 months old!

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather! Hugs!

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  3. she is gorgeous. that is all. realized we haven't "talked" (heh) in awhile. let's rectify that! yanno, when you're not busy nursing a gorgeous newborn or planning a third (!!!!) birthday party for a certain gentleman... ;)ohmygod, how are they almost three?!?? i signed D. up for preschool today, and i died a little bit inside for mah bayyybeeee!!! see you next august- mean it!

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    1. Oh, I know what you are saying. J starts preschool this fall as well, and I cannot believe it. I'm going to be a wreck when he starts, I know I will.

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  4. Oh goodness. I'm all teary and I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU PEOPLE. Sweet big brother followed by penny up the nose. Ha!

    Also, I would very much like to squeeze those perfect cheeks she has. Congratulations on your beautiful family!

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    1. Oh, you are so sweet! Thank you Sadie with the lovely name! Her cheeks are pretty delicious, I have to say.

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  5. Fab photo LG. Isnt it great Nick is this tall strapping and strong man, he will make an excellently ideal jungle gym for two toddlers I would think lol. She is just the sweetest wee thing and I do think in time Big J is going to become very protective of Miss India. I see future boyfriends quivering in their boots at having to meet Dad the giant and big brother J. hehe.

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  6. Fab photo LG. Isnt it great Nick is this tall strapping and strong man, he will make an excellently ideal jungle gym for two toddlers I would think lol. She is just the sweetest wee thing and I do think in time Big J is going to become very protective of Miss India. I see future boyfriends quivering in their boots at having to meet Dad the giant and big brother J. hehe.

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  7. My youngest brother claims his first memory is of the brother in between us trying to "assasinate" him in his crib by dropping one of our dad's shoes on him. Don't know if that's true or not, but it made for a good story at the wedding. Great picture of Nick and the kids. Looks like they're all having fun.

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