It’s hard to believe that two months have already passed since the night Pearl was born. It’s more fun every day, especially now as her personality grows and develops. Starting a couple of weeks ago we are getting real smiles from our little girl. When she wakes in the morning and I get her out of her bassinet and she looks up at me with a big smile…it’s the best thing in the world.
She makes lots of noises now – coos and gurgles and we make them back to her and have delightful, nonsensical conversations.
Honestly, I never thought a newborn could be so much fun. I’ve always preferred babies a few months old. I don’t think I realized how much interaction you can actually have with someone so tiny.
Pearl is also enjoying longer periods of time laying on her play mat or sitting in her little chair.
I appreciate this because it frees me up to hang laundry or do dishes or just sit down and eat a bowl of cereal. Her favourite spot to nap is still in my arms but – barring a few more disastrous occurances – she sleeps well at night and I feel generally well-rested. (Knock on wood!)
We’ve slowly begun the transition to cloth diapers and it’s proved easier than I feared. So far, their use is limited to daytime at home. I fear she’d wake up more frequently at night if we gave up the disposables then and I don’t want to deal with the mess of cloth diapers away from home yet. But, overall, it’s pretty simple. It helps that it’s warm enough most days to hang laundry outside. (Sunning them really does keep them white!)
Another fun development this month has been that I’m now able to carry her in our Ergo carrier. We got her into this pretty early on – she mostly falls asleep – but I had to wait until about 6 weeks post-birth before I tried it. Fortunately, it fits high enough to avoid irritating my incision. Using the carrier means more freedom for the two of us to get outside during the day. Since there are lots of trails and few sidewalks near us, we rarely use our stroller.
I’m so excited to watch Pearl grow and hit new milestones and, at the same time, I love where she’s at now. Every day is a little bit different – some are definitely easier than others – but I’m so thankful for her and the days we spend together.