2 months

We hit a little milestone this week.
Our little girl is growing bigger, stronger, and still has a full head of hair….which I’m kind of shocked by. But there’s definitely blond coming in underneath.
Then her hair will be opposite of mine: light roots; dark ends.
Her eyes are looking more blue and less gray.
She’s awake for longer stretches during the day and sleeps great at night.
She has major fussy periods in the evenings that drive me insane (something I’d forgotten about with newborns and can’t wait to move past).
But when she’s in a good mood she coos and smiles.
And we sort of forget what she was squawking about.
Oh little Clara.
You’ve got a lot of life ahead of you.
and thus, the photo montage begins….

Read about each month of Clara’s 1st year here:
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months
7 months
8 months
9 months
10 months
11 months

  1. She’s so precious, Dana!! And growing so fast! Enjoy your little one.

  2. WOW she looks so much bigger. It is nice that we blissfully forget about newborn fussiness…

  3. Oh, she is so sweet! 2 months already? Wow! I can’t wait to watch her grow up on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 6) Janelle

    Oooh, I love the comparison photo – you can really see how her face is filling out. She is absolutely adorable!

  5. She’s so cute, Dana! That evening fussy period is the worst–makes you seriously think about selling them to the gypsies! Luckily it doesn’t last forever…thank goodness!

  6. 8) Karin

    Awww! My baby boy’s hair never fell out and he was blond with brown tips (about 2 inches) for a long time. It was so cute!

  7. Happy 2nd month! Oh, I like so much your photo montage and to look at the changings! So sweet and nice!

  8. Oh so beautiful – Happy 2 months small girl! I love how you can really see her eyes focusing in the second one – she’s left that “What the heck is going on??” stage and is dialed right in – awesome awesome. Love it!

  9. 12) Naomi

    It’s amazing how much her head has grown in a month!!

  10. 13) Margaret


  11. Wow – amazing how much they change so fast – oh yeah the fussy evenings I barely remember that although it’s just some months ago (thing the brain forgets so that you get some kids). Enjoy!

  12. 15) bdaiss

    Aw, newborns. So fun and so frustrating…all at once! She’s a doll. Love the comparison shots.

  13. 16) April

    Happy baby! Thank you for sharing. She is adorable!

  14. What a little beauty. Hope the twilight witching hour ends soon for you.

  15. She is getting so big!! And she is beautiful!!

  16. she’s getting so cute! man that evening fussiness, it’s no fun. so glad we are mostly past that with my 4 month old. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Aw, she’s so cute. I’m pregnant and can’t wait to hold my baby! I love her hair – it’s adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. It’s amazing how much more present and aware of her surroundings she is compared to last month. This month, her eyes aren’t just staring blankly–they acknowledge you. I love how babies grow more human with each month.

  19. 24) Leigh Anne

    What a doll, Dana!! Thanks for sharing…..love the photo montage. Wish I had done that w/ my kids ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is a post from a blog I read about that fussy evening time (also known as the witching hour (I don’t care for the name, but, anywhoo). http://www.babywisemom.com/2009/08/witching-hour.html
    She has some tips and some others posts under the label witching hour if you are interested. That is a tough stage that will hopefully pass soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 25) Elise

    She is so darling!

  21. the hair, the hair, the hair!

    do you believe in arranged marriages? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. I love the side by side comparison of months 1 and 2! I really can’t believe how much she’s changed in just a month!! Her full cheeks are so adorable!!

  23. 29) Jen

    Look at those CHEEKS! What a cutie. My Mr. Matt turns 6M in a few days, and what a personality he has. He has discovered gumming on a French Fry is the best thing ever.

  24. 30) Carmen Russell

    she is so cute,take good care of her as always,all the best.

  25. OMG!!! my little girl will be here in AUGUST!!! i cant wait… ive already started sewing and working on her wardrobe! your little one is toooooooo cute!!! i love the red hair and blue eyes!

  26. I needed this post today, my 2 month 2 week old little boy has those terrible fits in the evening too…so glad it isn’t just me! My first didn’t do anything like that and I was going a wee bit cRaZY!

  27. 33) Melanie

    You have the most cutest cutest cutest girl! Those big eyes and this cheeky grin, I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Give her some pecks from Germany! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  28. She looks so much like Casey! I love the zoomed out photo of her in the highchair.

  29. 35) Deb H.

    She is soooooo sweet. Wow..what a difference between one and two months. Enjoy her every moment of the day. next thing you know, she will be 27 like my “baby girl” will be next week. She grows more precious to me with every passing day. Where did the time go?

  30. 36) Jessica

    Holy moly! All babies are cute and most babies are really cute, but this little one is ridiculously cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. I had forgotten about those fussy evenings, too. My little guy is 1 month old today.

  32. Oh, she is CUTE. We never did one of those month-by-month things, and I can honestly say it’s one of my few regrets. I really wish we had those memories–I’m so glad you’re doing that for baby Clara!! Cutie patootie!

  33. ahhh, what a doll! I love how much she is smiling in month 2…sniff, she is growing up!

  34. Awwwww…little Clara…you are a stunner. Just like your momma. My little Harper wants to play with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dana – she’s gorgeous and so friggin cute! Love that you post pics of her so we can all coo over her.

    This is my fave age for babies. I love it and miss it so much.


  35. So darling! That little face… My first was predictably fussy in the evenings but the other two weren’t, or maybe I just don’t remember… I think #2 had me up at 3 in the morning instead a few times! I love the photo montage! I did something similar, well at least I took the photos, and it reminds me I need to figure it out! I love little Clara and her name… ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. 42) sharon

    Too cute! Love the cheekies! These times will go by fast. I personally love this stage (despite the evening fussiness) because they can’t go anywhere when you smother them with kisses! It’s so hard to kiss my 4 and 2 year olds because they’re constantly on the go. You’re doing a great job, Dana!

  37. 43) Jamie

    Great photos!

  38. What a cute girl! I hear ya on the evening fussy period. Nat had a particularly rough one last night. But it tuckered her out enough that she slept 6 hours. Give and take. Ebb and flow I guess. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 47) Rosa

    oooooohhhhhhh ยกยกยกยกยก That most precious little thing, congratulations. Thanks for sharing these moments with us . A kiss from Barcelona.

  40. Wow.. She’s so darling, what a sweet smile! Looks just like Mamma!!!
    You’re amazing Dana!!
    I thought we weren’t going to hear much of you for a few months after #3 was born… But not only do you have time to take care of your family and be creative. You some how manage to share with us and inspire us on a daily baises !! Can you say, Super Mom?!!!

  41. 50) Ariana

    Ugh, the evening grouchy baby time. We called it “Angry Hour” (as opposed to happy hour lol). Thank goodness they grow out of it!

  42. 51) kristie

    she is seriously cute! love the update!

  43. She’s such a sweetie! Amazing how she’s filled in those cute cheeks so much in just a month. Thanks for the update!

  44. good to know that my baby’s not the only one with newborn fussiness. I swear I do NOT remember that with the other two. My baby boy just started to smile this month too. He likes to look up at smile at me at our 3 AM diaper changes which is a nice little reward.

  45. Oh my. That is one CUTE baby you have there! Loving all that hair! My little one was born with a head full also, and now at nine months it’s down to her nose! Too young for a haircut, so it’s barrettes to the rescue for now.

  46. I can see you mastered the art of baby photography… I’m still struggling with all the wriggling…

  47. Great photos! I made some Kid Pants with pockets – we love them! I blogged about them this morning. I can’t believe I was limiting myself to skirts and dresses because I though pants would be too hard!

  48. 58) Tauna W.

    Dana, she’s seriously adorable. So cute!! I admire you for doing all you do with 3 three kids.



  50. 60) Saunja

    She’s sure growing up. Wow. I love the comparison pics at 1 and 2 months in the high chair. Sweet, beautiful little girlie!!!

  51. I love the 1 month to 2 month comparison – you forget how quickly their personality appears and their little faces change. She is crazy cute, can’t wait to see the changes at 3 months!

  52. 63) Martha

    She’s really adorable! I love that spiky hair. She’s already changed so much! Sadly my daughter had none at birth and here we are at 6 months and she’s still bald.

    I want your high chair! It looks so easy to clean. What kind is it? I have a Babee Tenda from when I was a baby, and I love that it’s so sturdy, but it’s got a lot of nooks and crannies for sneaky food.

  53. 64) nancy

    Love Clara’s updates – she makes me smile inside and out!!

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