Friday, July 27, 2012

Four & Five Months Old!

Dear Emma,

I cannot believe that you are already FIVE months old.  Mommy has been horrible at keeping up on things this summer, since we have been so busy and only home to sleep.  I figured before you turn SIX months old (yikes, how is that just around the corner already?!) I should probably update on how you've been the past two months.

The past two months have literally just flown by so fast, we have barely had time to catch our breath, but somehow you find the time to just keep growing and growing.  The past two months you have learned so many new things I don't even know where to start.  You are so playful and love grabbing at and throwing your toys all around.  You finally discovered that they make all these fun noises when you pull and squeeze them and there is no stopping you once you have them in your hands.  Another new discovery is that the toys taste even better when they are in your mouth! You always are trying to figure out how to get anything and everything in your mouth to drool and chomp on whatever the object of your affection is that moment. 

You finally figured out how to roll from back to tummy and now each time we lay you down you are a rolling machine.  You are moving all around the floor, scooting and manuvering yourself into these funny positions.   Once you get yourself into a mess then you like to cry for us to come get you back to where you started.  It is so fun to watch you play and interact with all your toys, but one things you truly LOVE is the ceiling fan.  You constantly follow it around and could stare at it for a long time, and who can blame you it really IS that fascinating! :)

Daddy finally pushed me into letting you be more independent and sleeping in your crib overnight.  While Mommy had tears in her eyes as I laid you down that first night, like everything else it life you were such a pro and acted like it had been your bed since day one.  I love how easily you adapt to change, even if it means you don't need me as much.  It made me sad to see you sleeping in your crib like a big girl, because I know it's just the first of many milestones where you will become more and  more independent.

You are still in love with your thumb and it is pretty much always in your mouth, unless you are talking and screaming at the top of your lungs.  I have no clue where you get your constant need to babble from?! You love to laugh and giggle, but you make us really work for it.  Daddy has a way of making you break out into a giggle fest much easier than I do.  Although, it feels a bit unfair at times, I know you adore him and that is the best feeling in the world.  You are such a sweet, easy going baby and we are constantly reminded of that from family and friends, and even strangers who meet you for the first time.  I guess you inherited that easy go with the flow thing more from your Daddy than me.  So far you have a great balance of each of us.

Emma, we love you so much and are constantly amazed at you each and every day! I cannot believe you have been in our lives for 5 months already!!

Three Months Old!

**I wrote this post way back when she was 3 month old but totally forgot to publish it! OOPS! :)***

Dear Emma,

Another month has vanished into thin air and I cannot believe how fast you are growing up.  You are constantly changing daily before my eyes and I feel like my itty bitty baby that I brought home just months ago is no where to be found these days.  You have learned so much this past month and your adorable little personality is becoming more and more evident these days.  It is so fun to watch you grow and discover the world around you.  Everything you do is just so cute and fun, it brings so much joy to your Daddy and I.

This month you learned how to roll over and it was such an exciting accomplishment, more for Mommy than for you, but exciting none the less.  The first time you did it I screamed with delight and all your reaction was simply a blank stare at me trying to figure out why I thought that was so exciting.  At first you needed our help to do it, but now you have mastered the skill of rolling over and automatically do it nearly every time we put you on your tummy.  You learned to play and interact with your toys and you  have mastered the holding of your rattle, minus the fact that you still tend to unintentionally hit yourself with it.

You continue to talk all the time and let us know what your thinking about in all your little baby babbles.  You like it when we talk back to you and you try to continue the conversation with us.  You love looking at books and studying the colors and pictures in them when we are reading to you.  You are constantly taking in the things around you especially when we adventure out into the world around us.  You quietly study it all and try to figure things out, it's so cute to watch your little eyes go back and forth observing everything aroung you.

You are growing stronger all the time and you are happiest when we are holding you up and letting you "stand".  You love to work out your legs and act like a big girl, and even sitting like a big girl makes you the happiest.  You just wanna grow up too fast and Mommy's not ready for it!! Just promise me you won't start crawling super early?! :)

This month you found your thumb and have become an avid thumb sucker.  It's so cute to watch you spit out your nuk and delightfully suck your thumb as you fall asleep.  It's precious and every one melts when they see you do it because you are just so cute!! At first, you would cover your whole face with your hand in order to get to your thumb, but you are figured out how to move your hands around your nose to get just the thumb but still look around. 

You are still the happiest and most easy going baby I've ever been around.  You barely cry but when you do Mommy seems to have the magic touch to calm you down, even better than Daddy.  I (not so) secretly love that!!!

You are constantly changing all the time and as wonderful as it is to watch you grow, I am sad that time keeps flying by!!

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