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!!