Over the weekend, you turned two months old. And something changed. You seem to have "woken up" to the world. And it is amazing to watch you focus so intently on the world around you. You're quietly alert much of the time, always taking in the scenery and storing it all away in that big brain of yours. You know my face and search the room for me when I am not holding you. I love that you do that...knowing that you need me and I need you just as much in return. You see your father and smile that big, innocent smile of yours that shows him just how much you love him too. Your smile is the greatest gift I receive everyday. It's the very first thing I see in the morning when we wake up and the last thing I see when you go to sleep and it cause my heart to burst into a trillion pieces. I am always picking those pieces up off the floor.
We spend our weekdays lazily together, there is not always a plan for the day and I love that we get to spend that time together, just us. Most days we play on your activity mat and you adore the little ducky that rattles. You're not yet able to reach out and hit the rattles but you are so close. Your tiny fists shake and swing in all directions but when you do hit the rattles and they make noise you are so surprised with yourself. It won't be long before you're batting them back and forth! Your newest trick is getting your fingers in your mouth when you're laying down on your tummy. At first we thought you would just suck on your fist, but oh no, you take after your mama and you found that left thumb so fast. The minute you're placed on your tummy you have your left thumb in your mouth and start happily sucking away. The pacifier is no contender against that thumb of yours.
You've also started sleeping through the night. I say this knowing that you can change that game plan at any time, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that you keep it up. No need to go back to that waking up at night nonsense. That wasn't any fun for either of us, was it? No sir it was not. If you keep this up I will get you whatever you want forever and ever. I promise.
I love you so very much my little monkey. You have brought so much happiness and joy to our lives. Thank you for picking us. We are so damn lucky.