Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lily is 2 Months Old!


Lily is officially 2 months old, so, today I took her to the doctor's office where she got her second Well Checkup. She is now 23 inches long and weighs 12 pounds. That puts her in the 75th percentile for both weight and height, and her head is measuring exactly average. The doctor was very impressed with how strong she is and said she has the strength and alertness of a 4 month old. I attribute both qualities to the fact that she has to constantly be on the look out for her big sister Brooklyn (who WILL smother Lily if left alone for too long!)

Lily is now laying in half push up position whenever she's on her tummy and she is smiling and cooing A LOT! She likes to hear her daddy's voice and follows him with her head and eyes whenever he is talking. There is no question that she knows her mommy. When I make eye contact with her she smiles from ear to ear...but nothing makes her smile like her big sister! Brooklyn likes to lay on top of Lily with their faces against each other. Sometimes she's too heavy and it makes Lily upset, but most the time she doesn't put all her weight on Lil so Lily just lays there and smiles and tries to talk to Brooklyn. I love watching them together. Sisters definitely have a special bond.

Some more good news is that Lily is now sleeping between 7 and 9 hours a night! Lil and Brooklyn are sharing a room so her new sleeping habits are VERY helpful in keeping all of us from being grumpy in the morning!

Lily will receive her baby blessing on May 2nd and we are all excited for the visitors that are coming. She will be able to meet both of her grandpas for the first time and will get to spend some time with Grandma Hanks again. She will also get to meet her aunt Janna, cousin Audrey, aunt Sarah, and cousin Noa, and then she will be graced by the presence of her newly-graduated, "King of the Universe" Uncle Brian!

Well, those are all the updates for now so I leave you with well wishes and this very special picture of our adorable 2 month old daughter. Enjoy!

7 comments:

Janna and Tyler said...

Yay, first comment! She looks so cute. She and Audrey will have to have push-up contests in a few weeks.

Tau said...

Sarah is way excited to see you guys. Lily is adorable. I like the last picture...gas?

Beccarigg said...

Yay Lily! I can't believe she's already 2 months old! That's so sweet that Brooklyn is her fav, Brinley has a similar admiration for Teya, although sometimes I think Teya gets tired of having a permanent shadow ; ) Sounds like a good group coming out for the blessing! Wish we could come too, but we'll be sending our love!

Kevin Hanks said...

That is SO totally not true. Lily definitely has the strength and alertness of a 4 1/2 month old.

Jennie said...

Haha! Love the last pic- cracks me up :) Can't wait to come see you guys in a few weeks!

Pae and Guy said...

great crusty at the end!

Ioane said...

She is the cutest baby ever! And so generous with her smiles. Noa saw these pictures and yelled "billi! where's bookin". He was looking for them when he woke up the other day too. We sure do miss you guys