You recently turned two months old. This was a big month for you in terms of celebrations and holidays and while all of it was fun it made the month go by very, very quickly. Too quickly if you ask me but I will probably say this about every month.
On December 13th we celebrated your baptism. It was a dreary day and we had to sprint from the car into church so not to get soaking wet in the rain but it still remains one of the most beautiful days of this month together. We picked your baptism date simply because it was the only date in December that worked for us and your Godparents but it ended up being a perfect fit for many reasons. First of all, December 13th is the feast day of St. Lucia, a saint that is particularly close to my heart due to our Swedish heritage and this year December 13th was also Guadete Sunday, Joy Sunday, which is particularly fitting considering your middle name means "Bringer of Joy." You did wonderful during the service and afterwards we headed out to lunch to celebrate you. Of course you slept through the majority of the celebration but as soon as you did start to stir there were many people waiting to hold and love on you.
Two weeks after your baptism was Christmas. If there is one thing you will eventually learn about the two weeks leading up to Christmas it is this: they feel like two days. At least for us adults, that is. For you and your brothers it will probably feel like two years as you wait in anticipation. Our Christmas celebrations this year were perfect: a nice balance between spending time with family and spending some much needed down time at home. You slept through most of these celebrations as well and spent much of the time being held by extended family members, waking every now and then to come back to Mama to be fed. Your gift theme this year was dolls: Santa brought you a small little dolly that is made out of the outfit you came home from the hospital in, it will be perfect when you start grasping toys. Busha and Mimi also bought you little dolls, a Wee Baby Stella and a plush My First Doll. I'm going to be honest, as a lover of dolls when I was a little girl it makes my heart full to see this house filling up with dolls of your own.
At two months you weighed in at 11 pounds 7 ounces (52%) and were 23.25 inches long (83%). You have blue eyes and your hair is still dark on top but caught in different lights appears to have a tint of strawberry blonde. You are finally starting to like baths and still love to be held and snuggled. You really dislike being in the car, which is unfortunate since we had to drive down to Illinois for Christmas. Once you wake up you scream for a good 30 to 40 minutes before falling back to sleep. It has made car travel difficult. While I really don't want you to get any bigger, I can't wait to see how you change in this next month.
I love you Baby Girl,