I remember getting an "Easter dress" each year when I was younger. They always incorporated floral prints and pastels, and I invariably wore them with white fold-down ruffle socks. Kate's little socks were dirty, so her feet are bare in these pictures, but I love her in this dress!
Kate had her two-month checkup a week ago. She grew two pounds and two inches. Here are her stats:
Height: 22 inches, 25-50th percentile
Weight: 9 lbs 10 oz, 10-25th percentile
Head (FOC): 39 cm, 50-75th percentile
She is a petite little thing and has long, skinny arms. Her thighs have finally started to beef up a little, which is good because a) I was already starting to call her "chicken legs" in my head and b) beefier legs mean better-fitting diapers.
We learned that last one the hard way this last week when we took Kate on her first road trip to meet her Grandma Ruby in Gilmer, TX.
She was a trooper for most of the drive, but about three hours into it, we pulled the car over for a diaper change, and HOLY MOLY: worst blowout. Ever.
At first, I thought it wasn't too bad...but when Jay was gingerly trying to take off Kate's clothes, her weighted diaper just slid right down her little legs, coating them in poop. (I promised myself I'd never talk about poop on my blog--because who wants to read about that?--but then I became a mom, and my life is now overrun with poop and diapers, diapers and poop. Poop poop poop.)
So picture, if you will, Jay standing next to the car in a Burger King parking lot in who knows where, TX, holding a very naked, very poopy Kate in one hand with me standing close and giving her a wet wipe bath. This took a significant amount of time (have you ever tried cleaning between a baby's toes with wet wipes?--not easy). We were tempted to take her into Burger King and give her a sink bath, but since I'm more afraid of fast food restaurant bathroom germs than baby poop germs, we held off. Jay squirted some hand sanitizer on her legs, and after dressing her in a "back up" outfit, we were good to go.
(After two more consecutive blowouts in Gilmer, I realized we had gone up a diaper size a little too early--Kate's legs were too skinny for the new diapers. We've since switched brands, and so far, so good.)
We had a lovely time in Gilmer. Kate smiled at all of her newly-met aunts, uncles, and cousins and loved spending time with great-grandma Ruby and Jay's parents and brothers. She slept the last 3-4 hours of our trip home--it was great. Hopefully we'll make it back for another visit soon!