Monday, March 7, 2011

Two months

Two months old

Last Thursday Maureen was two months old. That means I've survived two full seasons of Survivor Newborn. Better yet, so has she! She had a trip to the doctor's on Wednesday and got vaccinated (ouch!) and some new stats:  little Mo weighed 10 pounds 7 ounces and measured 22 inches long.

[**EDITED 3/9/11 TO ADD** I had a feeling that the nurse made a mistake when she weighted baby Mo last Wednesday at her two month checkup. I was sure she was over 11 pounds. Today at the "weigh & feed" she clocked in at 11 pounds 14 ounces.]

Two months old

"You and I"
by Jonathan Potter

You are a warm front
that moved in from the north,
a blind spot bearing beautiful gifts,
a garden in the air, a golden filament
inscribed with the name of God's hunting dog,
a magic heirloom mistaken for a feather duster,
a fountain in a cow pasture, an anachronistic anagram
annoyed by anonymity, a dollar in the pocket
of a winter coat in summer.

And I am the discoverer of you.

2 comments:

cosymakes said...

aw... congrats for making it through. most of my friends say you just have to survive the first two months.

bbmowery said...

Those first 3 weeks were pretty intense, but it gradually gets better...until a sleepless night seems out of the ordinary rather than "the usual." :)