Lots of milestones this month so far.
Keira turned 7! We celebrated with donuts and presents. Legos still rule, Shopkins are the latest fad and jewelry is always a favorite for a budding fashionista.
We've managed to keep Karter thriving for a whole 2 months now! He's wearing size 1 diapers, and is starting to outgrow his 0-3 month clothing. At his 2 month appointment, he weighed in at 11 pounds 1 ounce and was about 22 inches long. I think his head circumference was 15 inches or so. He's got a mild case of dry, scaly skin (particularly around his eyes), but we've been slathering him in Cetaphil cream a few times a day and it seems to be helping.
Karter has become more responsive to us now too. He'll smile and coo when we talk to him and it's got to be one of the best things ever. Especially when it's 2am and mama is tired, that sleepy grin after being fed just melts my heart.
Keira lost another tooth last night, it's her fourth one since Christmas! She was chomping on a chocolate covered strawberry when her tooth fell out, and it's left her with quite the interesting grin. She's been eating from the side of her mouth for the last 2 months since she's got no teeth to take real bites! She's still doing hockey, and Mike has started working with her on her stick handling. She's gotten pretty good at skating, we just need to get her handling skills in order. And only our girl would practice in a watermelon tutu dress.
We've started working on tummy time with Karter, and Keira is quite the cheerleader when he is doing it. She is still very much in love with her little brother and fully embraces her role as Karter's big sister. We're constantly reminding her about personal space, but we should probably enjoy this now, before the bickering begins.
And if you couldn't tell, Karter has got himself a nice bald spot on the back of his head. Keira never had one, but now that Karter does, it makes me sad!! He tends to turn his head side to side a lot, and now he's bald. I was even afraid that he would rub it raw, but his pediatrician said she has never seen that happen. I guess babies with no hair have the same issue and they survive.
All in all, we are living each day one at a time. I don't plan on going back to work until April, so I am making the most of my time home with Karter, Keira and Mike. I won't have another moment in time like now, so I'm savoring each moment while I can.