Mara is a fantastic baby. I mean, she's kind of a rock star. I am officially one of those annoying moms that can truthfully say things like "my baby slept through the night at eight weeks." I used to hate it when people said that to me after Kennedy was born. But, when you are blessed with a baby that can do this, you kind of feel the need to shout it from the rooftops because a good nights sleep does a body... and a mind.. good. Ok, enough of my bragging!
A few more details about our sweet girl:
*** she loves to smile but is quite stingy with them once the camera is out...
*** she strongly resembles my side of the family- particularly through the eyes.
*** she has lost some hair on the top but it is quickly growing back in with the same dark color... I am feeling excited about the possibility that she will keep this dark hair. I think it is so cute!
*** Mara drinks 4-5 ounces about every three hours. She has a tendency to get on a "snacking" schedule and I find myself feeding her 2 oz every hour and a half. This can be frustrating but it seems to be getting better. Both my girls seem to be born "snackers!"
*** she loves the swing!
*** her acid reflux has improved a lot over the past month and we don't even need to stay up and hold her upright after feedings anymore (one of the reasons I am glad to be past the new-newborn phase!)
*** has a fussy time each evening (right about the time daddy gets home, unfortunately).
And as it turns out (though I never really doubted this)... you really do love the second baby as much as the first. The only difference is a higher level of confidence as a mom and the increased awareness of how fleeting this time is. I will blink once and she will be a toddler. But for now, she is just a smiling, newly- cooing two-month old and we love her to pieces!