Binky Be Gone

Oh, the bink. Oh, the love affair with the bink. When we left Whistler a week and a half ago we told Ellie we left the binkies in Whistler. We were prepared for an agonizing drive home and agonizing it was. The funny thing about expectations though is that we were not upset or surprised by how agonizing it was so we gritted our teeth and beared it. The first day and night were tough, real tough. It was as if in broken-record fashion all that came out of Ellie’s mouth was “I want the pink bink. I want a binky Mommy. Where’s my bink?” The next day it was a little better and we planned it perfectly so that she was in school during this process. After school she was pretty sad not to have her binky. We tried distractions, which worked for a little bit. We used lots of responses, such as “I know it’s hard to give up something you love,” “you can do it Ellie, you’re so strong.” But it seemed like the thing that worked the best was a hug and saying “I know, I know baby girl.” There was a bit of a mourning period, so now that it’s [mostly] passed, we thought we’d do a little Ellie bink tribute.

Piper’s Two Months Old!

Where has the time gone? We had so much fun over the holiday season, but it just flew by.  I can’t believe it’s almost Brian’s birthday and then Ellie’s birthday and then I’m back to work – I don’t see it slowing down any time soon:(

Today we went to Piper’s two month doctor visit and all is well. She’s a strong little bug and enjoys pulling herself up to sit and sometimes stand. She loves being on her belly, which I think is highly unusual for babies her age. She’s such a calm baby, which makes us so incredibly grateful!

She’s in the 75th percentile for height and the 50th percentile for weight. She’s been sleeping great and the last two days, she’s eaten right before I go to bed and then only once in the middle of the night. Let’s cross our fingers that trend continues; I can’t complain about only waking up once during the night.  Well, I could, but I won’t.

Here’s her two month baby pic; I have to find a way to combine it with her one month pic to see the growth: