So much for weekly baby updates, right? I'll shoot for monthly.
Q: How is baby Gabe?
A: Nothing short of amazing. He is the most wonderful little ball of squishy baby and sunshine a mommy could ever hope for.
Q: What new stuff is he doing?
A: Oh, only some of the coolest things babies can do. Number one on that list would be smiling. I thought my baby was beautiful before this momentous feat...but now? Now I know what true beauty is. There is truly nothing better than a smiling baby. And when he smiles at me...oh, my heart.
Q: How is the sleeping situation?
Q: How are the dogs dealing with the new addition?
A: Just as I predicted they would. Delilah is on the alert all the time. If the baby cries, she goes running to him. She'd prefer to sleep on the floor in Gabe's room rather than any other place in the house. She doesn't like when I hang the quilt over the side of the crib, obstructing her view inside, so she pushes it away with her nose. She must be near Gabe at all times. She is a good mama dog (even if Gabe doesn't always see it that way).
Q: What are Gabe's two month stats?
A: Well, luckily that doctor told us that there will be major fluctuations over the first two years, or I may think that they switched my baby with someone else at the hospital. He is currently 23 1/4 inches long- that's the 75th percentile- and weighs 10lbs 10oz- that's the 30th percentile. That's right, he's a tall and skinny baby. J and I made a tall and skinny kid? Say what? Like I said, we expect major fluctuations over the first two years.
I think that's all, folks! Yep, motherhood. This is what I've been waiting for all my life.