Monday, August 24, 2009

Vivi Grace at 2 months










Our sweet girl is now two months old. I can hardly believe that it was 8 weeks ago today that our social worker called with the good (um GREAT!) news!

She is growing like a weed! We haven't weighed her in the last 2 weeks, but at 6 weeks she was already 10.2 pounds. She now has the cutest chubby cheeks and double chin!! I cannot wait to hear what her Dr says at her 2 week check up next Monday.

She is all but done with the colic (AMEN!) and has still been sleeping 5-6 hours at night. We seem to have a routine. I stay up and give her the last feeding at night (or AM! LOL!) and Mark gives her a bottle before he leaves for work, allowing Lucy and I a chance to sleep in a bit.

This girl LOVES her baths! Put her in the warm water and she smiles, giggles and kicks everytime, no matter how tired she may be.

We still cuddle every evening/night, and I have been accussed on more than one occassion of spoiling the little bugger. Um, I DON'T THINK SO! LOL!

Lucy continues to rock the big sister thing, and has shown NO SIGNS of jealousy. I am so proud of her !! If a diaper needs changed, she is right there to help, if Vivi is fussing, she plugs the binky in before I can make a move! And, she is SOO proud of herself!

I am sorry if you think I am sugar coating things...I really am not. If I could have 20 more of Vivi, I would....... If we knew Lucy would have handled it this well (honestly, we were worried!) we would have been on the next adoption sooner!! God has truly blessed us with the BEST baby and BIG SISTER, and to HIM we are eternally grateful!




28 comments:

Kim K. said...

I'm so happy for you, Jill. Vivi is just precious. There's no such thing as too much spoiling when it comes to a baby!! Yippee on the sleep routine too! That's just fantastic.

Shelly and Family said...

She is adorable! OMG - I must be so far behind...so much has happened...I must catch up lol!

Hope all is well and Congrats on little Vivi!

Ally said...

She is just so beautiful and growing so fast. I don't think it is spoiling it is loving them:)

Carrie said...

So Happy for you girl! Vivi is so cute!

Sherri and Todd said...

She is just too stinking cute!!! very adorable.

Nicole said...

That is such great news, it is wonderful to see how happy you all are!
Again, Congratulations!!!

Lori Lynn said...

Vivi is adorable! Kudos for Lucy for being such a big sister and wonderful helper. You are one lucky mama!

Melba said...

I LOVE your new page header, and these photos are gorgeous!! How is it possible that she's two months old already?

Sometimes I feel like people might think I'm sugar coating things when I talk about life with Charlie too, but no...it's really that good! :)

So glad Lucy is loving being a big sister!! I can't wait until Charlie gets to be a big brother too, and because of your words...maybe I'll convince Michael to jump on that train a little sooner. :) I think it's something all parents must worry about, isn't it?...whether or not you can possibly love another child as much as you love your first?

SO glad things are going well for all of you, yours is truly a beautiful family if I ever saw one!!

Melba

Kelly said...

She is SO cute!!!

Rachelle said...

She is just beautiful!

Ohilda said...

Ok. I didn't think it was possible...but it is. SHE IS EVEN CUTER WITH EACH PASSING DAY!

Wish I were close enough to do some 2 month old baby snugglin'. Man, I miss that age!

Donna said...

Vivi is the cutest baby ever! Shhhh... don't tell my sister-in-law cuz she thinks she's got the cutest baby.

;)



Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Jill said...

Oh my... Vivi looks like a babydoll, precious! I'm so happy for you~ 2 precious (and well behaved) blessings.

Deb aka LoLo's Mommy said...

She is getting so big and more adorable every day. And I agree with the other commenters, you canot spoil a baby, they need it. Toddlers on the other hand, lol. BTW, we watched the Ellen show on YouTube, my darling Lolo would never let me watch anything but WOnder Pets or Disney Channel

Reid, Dawn, Jilli, & Dru! said...

I m so glad everything is going well! She is so beautiful!

Missy said...

Oh, I could just eat her up!!! I love Miss Vivi! She is suuuuch a beautiful baby girl! I couldn't be happier for you :)

waitingarms said...

Vivi Grace is simply beautiful! I am also afraid people will roll their eyes and think I am exaggerating when I say how good my 6-month old is. She never cries and is the most joyful baby I have ever seen. She smiles, coos, dances and babbles all day long and is just as happy sitting on her bouncer and watching her siblings play, being held or when her siblings forget she is not a doll! When it is time for her to sleep, all she wants is for you to put her down in her crib (even when wide awake), leave the room and let her be! The only time she used to cry was when we would try to rock her to sleep! I can’t believe just how much I am able to accomplish around the house with an infant in tow.

I am not sure if it is just me, but the resemblance between my youngest and Vivi is eerie! Maybe I see the resemblance because I think Vivi is just gorgeous - just like my baby :)! I will email you a picture so that you can see what Vivi will look like at six months old!

Georgia said...

Sure, I'll join a Jiangxi sib finder group. Do you have a link handy?

Also, I heard you hooked Dawn up with a fancy new blog look. Are these services you hire out, because I'm interested. We're starting adoption #2 and "waiting for Zoe" no longer applies.

Love your cute girls!

*Overflowing* said...

She is getting so big! What a dollie!! Time is flying, that's for sure. Hugs my friend!!

Natalie said...

Vivi is just so darn cute. I am glad to hear that big sis is loving her new role. Sure makes life easier for you!
I love the pictures.

kalibug said...

Adorable, adorable!!! Love the new blog look, and your new lil one!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Jill, I am so glad to hear that things are going so very well. We are praying for the same thing, when it finally does happen for us. Honestly, any transition will probably be easier than the first time around.

Lucy said...

She is SO precious, love her smile. What joy! So happy she has been an easy baby. My George was pretty colicky so that definately puts a kink in things. :) He's outgrown it now and a real peach and fun to see Magnolia be a big sister like Lucy. Such blessings, aren't they?! I will look forward to coming back and seeing more of Miss Vivi, she's beautiful.

Jean said...

Wow Jill!! Congratulations!! It has been awhile since I visited your blog- I did not know you had a precious little baby girl!! That is so exciting!

Vivi is beautiful!! I love her big eyes!!

I am thrilled for all of you!!
Congrats to Lucy for being such a great big sister!!

Praise the Lord!!

Debbie B said...

That is just so sweet. She's adorable! So glad Lucy is handling the big sister role so well.

Lisa said...

OMGosh!!!!! I've been away from the computer too long!!!! What a doll. I actually had to look 3 times to see that she was a real baby. She is soooo precious. Belated congrats to you.

Wanda said...

Just popping in after taking a break (for a good cause - lol)

Oh, what a beautiful baby girl she is. Just an adorable bundle of love. And how wonderful that Lucy has embraced it so well. (Still waiting to say that myself - but I have hope.)

You have been blessed indeed.

AZMom said...

YEAH!! So glad things are going well!