September 08, 2009

Penelope is 2 Months Old!

 This has been a busy month!  Lots has been happening and Penelope is making lots of progress.  It seemed like right at the end of the second month/beginning of the third she decided to catch up on all of her milestones, and several of them were on the same day!  Even though a couple of these pictures were actually just inside the thrd month, they are going here lest I forget them.

She is smiling, making sounds (besides crying that is), following objects with her eyes, holding things.  Here we were celebrating her turning her head to the sound of my voice.

Here she is holding on to Piggy.  By the way, that bouncy seat was the best $22.50 ever spent.

Bathtime is fun now.  She does spend most of it staring at herself in the mirror, but she seems to enjoy the whole process most of the time.

She loves to be sitting up, and she loves standing up even more!  We'll all have strong arms by the time she can stand on her own.
She's been able to bear weight on her legs since she was about 4 weeks old, but now she can hold her head up much better.  It's so funny to see such a tiny person standing up.  We do have to hold her steady, but we don't have to hold her up.
Watching TV with Daddy.
 Earlier in the month, Penny and I went home with Grammy and Grandad Robert to visit Grammy's friends.  Calvin wasn't too sure about Penny, but after several days he decided it was OK to share Grandad's lap with her.
Then we went to Grandma Strahler's house where Penny didn't sleep very well.  This is how we spent most of the morning so I could get a little sleep.

I will admit that I am finding motherhood to be much more enjoyable now that she interacts with us.  It was hard to spend your entire day taking care of someone that didn't seem to know you existed unless you weren't feeding them or holding them.  I see now what all the hard work of the first 6 weeks or so is for.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. All your comments on motherhood seem soooo familiar. Don't worry too much about milestones. They'll get them when they get them! I promise. Weird seeing your dad after all these years! She's adorable. Thought about getting her a bumbo seat? I used to prop Jack up on the couch until he took a major header (oh yes, I was standing just out of reach). Totally freaked me out! I'm so glad you are enjoying your little daughter. She's so precious!