You are two months old today!
You are more and more alert every day and are constantly melting mommy and daddy's heart with your giggles and smiles. October was a busy month for us. You got to meet your Grandma and Grandpa Fullerton at the beginning of the month and boy did they enjoy getting to know you! It seems that anyone that spends any time with you instantly falls in love! We had a couple of hard nights at the beginning of the month and just as it seemed that sleep would become a distant memory in our household, you started sleeping 4-5 hours at a time; only waking once to nurse, and you started to smile!
Now I have lived for over a quarter of a century. I've seen the canals of Venice and the Eiffel tower; I've danced with my father on my wedding day; I've literally saved lives though my work as a nurse and I can tell you right now that I didn't know what happiness was until you looked right into my eyes and; recognizing who I was; smiled right at me.
That little smile of recognition and love is worth all the lost sleep, all the diaper changes, all the poop and pee and crying and stress. I can spend hours and hours just looking into your eyes and seeing that little smirk; and when you started giggling at around 8 weeks? I melted just like a puddle when I herd that.
Mommy and Daddy have been trying to work together to make sure you are fed and changed, well rested and loved, and I think you know that whenever you are in our arms, you're well cared for!
At your one month checkup the doctor was concerned about your neck development and suggested we get you to physical therapy to strengthen the left side of your neck. We have been going twice a week for about three weeks and you are really getting strong! Now during tummy time you can really lift your head up and turn your head to your shoulder both ways! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you! You will be sitting up before we know it!
We love you more than words can say my sweet baby. Don't grow up too fast.
We can't wait to see what next month will bring...
With love to the moon and back,
Mommy and Daddy