Sunday, August 24, 2008

Birthday Countdown: Month 2

Month two brought on some more of Elise's firsts; first laugh, and most importantly, the first time she slept through the night. I'll never forget the feeling; Fred and I woke up at 7:30 a.m. and looked at each other. Something was amiss... neither of us had a memory of the 2 a.m. feeding. This was because it had never happened! Elise had slept a whole seven hours. Pure bliss!

We also learned about colic. Otherwise known as "your baby screams but we don't know why" syndrome. We were pretty lucky, Elise's colic didn't last for very long, and she was the happiest, most content baby after she got through it.

Elise was a pretty alert baby, even at birth, and we started to see more and more personality coming through. She was quick to smile and coo, but would let us know the minute she was unhappy. As you can see in the pumpkin picture, she wasn't a huge fan of Halloween. But who could blame her? It was about 80 degrees, and her crazy parents just had to stuff her in that costume so they could get a couple of pictures.

I'm sure she'll hold it against us one day.