Here we are, another month gone! A lot has happened, especially in the last couple weeks, and Maddy is much more alert and engaged with the world. She's also a lot bigger – up two and a half pounds and two inches in the last month (that's 92nd and 90th percentiles, respectively). Hearing that put her occasional fussiness in perspective; it can hardly be comfortable to grow that fast.
She has kind of organically outgrown her mom-given nickname of “Squish,” since she has a lot more structure now. I don't think there are any new favorites for a consistent nickname (besides “Maddy,” of course), but as she finds her voice, I frequently find myself shortening it further to “Mad.”
She's a huge fan of her stuffed Mickey Mouse, so I've been spending a lot of time making him dance around for her. In a twist that's shocking to no one, I still don't do voices, so Mickey pretty much talks like me and meep-meeps her nose like the Roadrunner.
Maddy celebrated her two-month birthday with vaccinations – three shots and an oral one that was bad in it's own way. After a minute of bloodcurdling screams, she forgave me. I wonder…if I teach her to associate shots with birthdays, will that be a deterrent from overindulgence on her 21st? Hey Maddy, come on! Birthday girl does shots! Hey…why are you crying and in the fetal position?
Also, her chins. Love her chins.