Hey Baby Girl,
Can you believe it?! I can't either. Five months went by so quickly. It seems that everyday you are performing a new trick. I just want to bottle you up and keep you at this age. You are pseudo-sitting. It's actually more of a wobble where you will go back-and-forth until you fall on your face. You do have the occasional moments where you will hold yourself up for 10 or 15 seconds, but then you usually start laughing at yourself and end up falling over. It's precious to watch.
Your brother has also started to recognize you. He has always responded to your crying and would occasionally kiss you, but now he actually wants to play with you. Yes, you! Just yesterday you were sitting on the floor in your Bumbo chair and he started stacking pillows around you like a fort. Then he would act like a bear and topple them over. You both laughed and laughed and laughed--tiny giggles filled the house and my heart almost leaped out of my chest with excitement. It was one of the happiest moments I have ever experienced.
You've also found your voice. Quite a chatter box you've become. When I ask Brecken to make animal sounds he goes on on with "moo moo, cluck cluck, cheep cheep, baaa baa, woof woof--you know, the usual animal noises..." Then I will say, "What sound does Addy make?" And he always replies with a resounding "AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!" very cute if you ask me. And, again, you laugh hysterically at him. all. the. time. Actually you are quite infatuated with him. You watch his every move, you laugh every time he speaks, and when he lays on the floor you want to lay next to him--always finding some way to touch him, or at least have his undivided attention. You love him so much--which makes this Momma super proud. You've also become interested with you feet. As soon as I undue your swaddle every morning your little toes spring directly to your mouth. If you had your way I am sure you would chew on them all day long.
Baby girl you are so special.
I love you, Mom