Two months is really not a very long time, but considering how much we and Sloane have grown in those two months it feels much longer. Just look below. It's ridiculous...
I wonder if she literally gets bigger overnight. I'll be nursing her one morning and notice that the circumference of her head seems wider. The rate of growth is truly incredible.
She makes eye contact with us all the time and watches us when we move around the room. Yesterday I lay beside her on the bed for probably 10 minutes and we stared at each other and talked. Her little sounds are like candy for my ears. Way too sweet. Other things I want to soak up as much as possible: her smiles that make midnight diaper changes beautiful, and sleeping with her little bitty body between ours.
It also amazes me how fast we adapt to this new life. Month two feels entirely different than month one. I feel more patient, laid back, and more confident in my understanding of what she needs. How does one learn all that in just two months!? Part of it also could be attributed to her not being brand new as well, she has adjusted and become more confident that we will take care of her.
I have noticed that the newborn amnesia is REAL. I have this hazy recollection that it was really hard those first few weeks and I remember saying "How do people miss the newborn stage? IT'S SO HARD!" but now I can barely remember what we did or how hard it was. Same goes for childbirth. I was talking to someone about it and realized I was conveying that it was just a tough but positive experience, with no connection to the trauma and pain I actually experienced. The self-preservation part of my brain tried to say, "no no, it was BRUTAL. You must remember so you don't do it again, or at least not any time soon" while the part of my brain charged with perpetuating human life shoved the self-preservation side out a window and said, "Actually...it wasn't half bad!"
She's also chewing on her hands/our shirts constantly. I had to keep pulling her hands out if her mouth or they all looked like this.
People often say that the three month point with baby is a major milestone. If life with her is this awesome at two months, I can hardly imagine how great it might be once she starts sleeping through the night! :)