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I can't believe it's been 2 months already! I feel like she was only born yesterday, but at the same time it also feels like all that was eons ago. And how she's changed over the past month! Every day there is something new: a new sound, a new gesture, and new facial expression. She can hold her head up easily now, still hates tummy time but pushes herself up when she is in the mood and loves to move around like a little worm. She has grown up and out like a weed, so much that I think she is just going through one long continuous growth spurt!
I'm so in love with being a mother to this little darling - it really is all consuming and tiring, but amazing and wonderful and overwhelmingly powerful. Every night at 3 or 4am when I hear those grunts that turn into cries I sigh and roll out of bed and then smile as I pick her up and she looks into my eyes. Yes, I really do hope that one day she will sleep right through the night (even just one wake up would be completely acceptable), but until then, when she is ready, we will keep on going on this schedule.
Luna has her two month doctor's check up tomorrow, so we will see exactly how much she has grown. People tell me that she seems to be thriving and I really hope she is. I know that one shouldn't bring their children up surrounded by soft gauze and cotton wool, but all I want her to know is happiness and love and I will do everything in my power to make sure that happens. And this is why I realised that I need to take care of myself too, as much so as I was doing when I was pregnant, healthy food, enough sleep, exercise, vitamins... I finally feel like I am capable of getting everything I want done during the day, I finally feel like everything is less daunting and a little easier - of course this probably all comes from the fact that I am now getting 4 to 6 hours interrupted sleep a night and not just one, and I am also feeling like I have for the most part recovered from pregnancy and childbirth). And I am not going back to work, not just yet anyway. I am going to focus on Luna and our home, and on my writing (again). I am SO lucky to have C who fully agrees with me on this and in turn supports us by working extremely hard.
Luna is having all of her first vaccinations tomorrow, no discussion on that from me. I respect that other people make their own choices, but for me there never was a question on this. I'm sure she will be a bit grumpy when we get home, which is why I am SO happy that we now have a swing (thanks again Cara!!). Why we didn't get one earlier I don't know, but it's a life saver if you have a baby who refuses to sleep until she is so tired she cannot resist anymore. No more fighting daytime naps!! No more crankiness! Well I doubt it will completely solve the latter, we can only hope...
And now on to the next month of this amazing adventure. Oh and did I mention that we are already throwing the idea of having another out there?