Today Felicity is two months old. It is already flying by so quickly! She doesn't have her doctor's appointment until Friday, so I don't have stats, but here are some things about her:
*Being held, specifically by mommy.
*Eating. Check out those arm rolls and elbow dimples.
*Having a clean diaper.
*Her big brother. She almost never cries when he manhandles her.
*Laying on her back and checking out the world (sometimes).
*The Beach Boys. (When she cries, Greg always says "whatsa matter baby?" which always turns into "whatsa matter baby, ain't you heard of my school?" which always turns into a Beach Boys singathon.)
*Being walked around the house.
*The car (except sometimes she doesn't mind being on the freeway).
*When mommy puts her down.
*The pacifier (sometimes she will take it, but often she gags like we're trying to kill her if we pop it in her mouth. She is much more likely to take it when being held by someone other than me; I assume this is because she wants to be eating if I am holding her or something.)
*9:30pm. She just has to be fussy during this time. At least it is well planned, because it is after Charlie is asleep so I can walk her around the house, or feed her, or just bounce her while she complains. Charlie was fussy at 7pm on the dot every night when he was this age, so at least it is normal (I think).
She has the most darling red hair ever. I adore it. In this picture her eyes are a little wild, but you can see her hair.
Charlie calls her sis-tah, baby, and Ci-Ci. When she cries or makes noise he rushes to her side and says "SHE'S CRYING!" When he watches a movie, he wants her to face the screen at all times too. He has been much less jealous when one of his parents are holding her or taking care of her, which is a serious relief, but he is still working on the whole patience thing if we can't get him what he wants because we are helping baby with something. He likes to play with her toys and baby gear, especially the swing. When she is in the swing, he pushes it. He likes to give her books to read while she is in the swing too; usually they are my books so we will walk by the swing and Felicity's head will be buried in a novel. Charlie loves her to wear her head bands. He finds them around the house and says "HEAD! HEAD!" and then puts them on her.
She definitely has a little more of my personality than Charlie does/did. Charlie is his father, so easy going and go with the flow. Felicity is a little bit more... persnickety. Still sweet as can be, but just knows what she wants. She has the makings to be a little bit high strung (like her mother before her). It is funny to see yourself reflected in your kids, even at such a young age. Either way, at this point she is just a delight most of the time, and the sweetness gets us through her fussy moments. She is very quick to smile, and we love her smiles. We love her to pieces and are so glad she's ours!
Oh, and we think she looks like the Godfather here.
(PS, we bought this Bumbo when Charlie was small. The box said it was green, but it was blue, so she gets to sit in a blue Bumbo. We tried it for the first time today and she seemed to like it okay.)
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