Happy half birthday, Evie! Technically it's belated because I should have written this on the 15th, but time just keeps running away from me, and I can't seem to catch it. I think I need to get a little faster.
Anyway, you've learned so many new things this month! I'm so excited! I just want to keep using exclamation marks the whole way through this post!!
Let's see, you are now able to assume the crawling position, but you're not quite ready to totally commit. You just sort of rock back and forth a few times. Your favorite time to practice is not when I put you down on your little mat in the middle of the afternoon to play. Instead, it is when you are in your crib, sometimes in the wee hours of the morning, and you should be sleeping. You just do your little rocking thing and giggle at me. Under any other circumstances this would be unbelievably cute.
You also have had your first taste of real life people food in the form of bananas! You seem kind of excited about this, but you lose interest pretty quick. I'm sad because I thought you'd really love eating bananas, but not to worry, we're starting sweet potatoes tomorrow!
You can almost sit up by yourself, and you are still rolling all around like a little champ. Sometimes I take my eyes off of you for a few minutes and you're in a completely different place and position from where I put you. I need to get more vigilant.
Teething is in full force and causing you to be pretty fussy most of the day. Orajel for babies seems to be our best bet right now, as I can't seem to justify amber teething necklaces. Who knows, though?
You love to smile at people, and people love to smile at you! And kiss you on the face. And touch your hands. The germ freak part of me cringes when this happens, but it's only a little part of me, so I end up just smiling and secretly hoping none of them have any contagious diseases.
Curiosity is one of your main personality traits right now, and you love to touch everything and put it in your mouth. Including clumps of my hair that you grab fiercely while you giggle and pull.
It is so amazing to watch you learn so much and figure things out. Sometimes your dad and I still stare at you in disbelief that you're actually ours. All that time we spent wondering what our child would look like and be like, and here you are better than what we could have ever hoped for. Sure, you keep us on our toes and drives us crazy sometimes, but we love you so and wouldn't trade your adorable, feisty little self for anything.
That's right, baby girl, you're stuck with us!