Monday, January 18, 2010

To Catch a Smile

I've been trying for nearly a month to get Belle's smile on camera; it's been ridiculously hard. I (with Gweg's help---finally) got it yesterday.

It's not like she hardly ever smiles either; she's a smile addict. We can't seem to get her to stop. She's such a happy baby. At her 2 month check-up, she was a little over 11 pounds (50ish%), 23 in (75%) long, and the head circ of 15.5 in (75%). Basically she's a tall skinny baby with a big head. Here are all my past attempts to catch a smile (the last two are the 'caught' pictures).

Fun Belle facts:
  • Her reflux did get bad enough to get medication, but she's doing great now.
  • She sleeps for a six hour plus stretch at night, as long as she doesn't nap too close to bedtime.
  • Her hair (which she's got a lot of) almost always sticks up; it's worse right after a bath.
  • Her day naps and feedings are nearly as predictable but it's getting better.
  • She loves to cuddle and gets cranky if she doesn't have attention when she wants it.
  • She drools like crazy which means she'll probably teeth early, just like her brother.
  • She coo's and sighs way more than her brother did. I didn't realize how adorable baby coos were until Belle.
  • She can roll to her side and has found her thumb.
  • She's very patient with her brother poking her body parts and giving her kisses.
  • She goes through at least two outfits a day. We had it easy with Jared and now know the true meaning of 'blowout diapers.'
We love our Belle so much and can't wait to see her personality develop even more!


  1. What a beautiful daughter you have! Glad to hear her reflux is better (that is never fun). It's so fun to hear all the differences that you notice between your children. They really are individual at a young age!

  2. Her smile and even almost-smiles are super cute! I love how big her eyes are too!

  3. Feb 10th can not came fast enough. Kiss to all!



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