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Our growing girl

Look how much Allie has changed and grown in just two months!

Allie has grown a ton in her first two months of life! She now weighs 11 pounds 12 ounces and is 23 inches tall with a 40 inch head circumfrance. She’s in the 50th percentile for everything. Her height was in the 30th percentile at two weeks, so she’s really put on some height!

We had her two-month checkup today, which included three shots and an oral vaccine. It really did break our hearts to see her get poked! But the nurse was very efficient and it was over quickly. Allie has been more sleepy than usual and was a bit more cranky, but otherwise is reacting fine. I’m glad she hasn’t been miserable.

At two months, Allie is way more aware of her surroundings. She can focus on things including mommy and daddy! She smiles and lifts head during tummy time. She doesn’t really like tummy time, however. She’s very impatient.


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Allie, meet Santa

Allie met Santa today, but she had no idea because slept through it. I suppose a picture of her sleeping is better than one of her crying.

But since she was sleeping, she didn’t tell Santa what she wanted. I’m not sure she wants anything… Doug and I went to buy her a Christmas present today and there’s not much that she can use yet that she doesn’t already have! Not that she uses anything she has anyway. We ended up using some gift cards to buy her a playtime gym set. But shhh! Its a surprise!

We had a nice family day today. We went to lunch at Pizza Hut and had the buffet. Thats become a Durso family tradition the last few years. Then we went to Toys ‘R’ Us, then the mall where Allie met the man in red. It was nice to get out of the house together and, honestly, nice that she slept all day because she was really cranky yesterday and we needed a breather!


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Its finished!

Not a moment too soon, I have finished cross stitching Allie’s Christmas stocking!

Now I have a week to make this into a stocking. I’m determined to have this ready for Allie’s first Christmas. I’ve only been working on it since the moment I found out I was pregnant!

In other news, here’s our favorite Christmas present. We got it a little early, but that was fine with us.

And some more pictures of Allie since I haven’t been posting much lately.

This weekend we’re going to my community band’s Christmas concert and buying some presents for Allie. We might even take her to meet Santa. Even though she doesn’t know whats going on yet, we really want to make her first Christmas special.


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Speaking of sleep…

It seems like I’ve figured out how to put Allie to bed at night! Up to the last few days, its been a two-hour process. But the last two nights, its only taken a half hour. This is a huge accomplishment for me. The only thing left to figure out is how to get her to bed earlier than 11 p.m.


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Ahhh, sleep

For the first time since well before Allie’s birth, I slept 10 hours last night!

How did this feat happen? Doug gave Allie a bottle in the middle of the night so I didn’t have to get up. But the stranger part is that Allie went to bed at 10 and after a brief feeding at midnight, she slept nearly SEVEN hours! So Doug fed her at 7 and I slept until 10, and happened to get up right when she was asking for her next feeding.

The only issue coming from last night? I now know what engorgement feels like. Ouch!