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August 19, 2010

It’s official: Two skinny people can have a very large baby.  Charlie had his two   month check-up this week; he measured in at 24 inches long and 16 pounds 3 ounces, which means that he has gained seven pounds and one ounce in exactly nine weeks.  He is exclusively breastfed and usually only nurses on one side at a time for less than 15 minutes… obviously he is just a very efficient eater!

We are always being told by friends and strangers alike how much Charlie looks like his daddy.  Daniel, however, was a small baby.  He gets the chubbiness from me, although I wasn’t quite as big as he is at two months.

The doctor said his size is nothing to be too concerned about at this point, though, and overall Charlie looks “super”!  This is great news of course, even though I didn’t have any concerns to begin with.  I can’t believe that my baby is already two months old!

To update, Daniel is really enjoying his new job.  I am also still really enjoying mine—being a stay-at-home mom has some great perks, even though I do have to make my own coffee every morning and drink it at home rather than walk down the hallway for a coffee break with one of my very best friends like I did at my old job.

With this new job, I get to watch Charlie’s developing interest in figuring out how to bring his fist to his mouth and keep it there.  And I don’t miss a single one of his spectacular smiles.  Those smiles get me through the occasional moments of boredom or stress and make it so that it really doesn’t matter that I haven’t washed my hair in three days and can’t keep my house clean.  One little boy very plainly thinks that I am the prettiest and most wonderful lady in the whole world.  I can live with that.

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Megan grew up in West Central Wisconsin, the second-oldest in a family of four girls. She studied Theology and Spanish at the University of St. Thomas and is currently working toward a Master of Linguistics degree at the University of Chile. She met her fiancé Juan while studying abroad. Juan, also the second-oldest in a family of four kids, grew up on a farm in Tinguiririca, Chile and is currently finishing his degree in Agronomic Science at the Pontifical University of Chile. The couple will be getting married in July 2015.

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