You are five months old now, baby girl! And already I can hardly remember our family without you in it.
The most noticeable change this month has been your activity level. Gone are the days of setting you on the bed & knowing you’ll still be there if I blink. Now, I lay you on the floor, turn my head, and you’ve rolled two feet away. It’s amazing how that seemingly developed overnight [albeit possibly a semi-sleepless night… hah]. And OH! you have SO much to say! You are a bit of an early bird, which is interesting since Mom & Dad aren’t early risers, but when you wake up you are ready to PARTY! I have to bring you into our room and close all the doors to make sure your sweet babble doesn’t wake your brother. We’re still getting the hang of sharing a nursery.
The highlight of the month was definitely your baptism. It was so exciting to be joined by quite a bit of family & friends as we watched the priest bless you. Although I’m sad that you weren’t able to be baptized in the family gown that dates back to your great-grandmother Louise [your middle name], I know that’s not what’s important. What matters is that we all pledged to help you live a beautiful life with Christ. Also, you rocked your brand new baptismal gown!
Baby girl, you truly possess something special. Your eyes always sparkle. Even in a mostly dark room. It’s like you have your own light. Conveniently, it’s a photographer’s dream! Strangers compliment your beautiful, sparkling eyes and say you’re such a HAPPY baby after you flash that enormous smile. Which is very true… unless you’re hungry. Or over-tired. Then, watch out!
Jilly, we are so unbelievably blessed to have you in our lives.
This year, I’m joining a few photographers in a blog circle where we share monthly letters to our children. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out Cicely’s letter to her children!