Dear Amelia {Five Months}

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Dear Amelia,

It’s hard to believe you are five months old, but you are. It’s amazing and saddening all at the same time.

You continue to astound your Daddy and me daily with all you do. New accomplishments in the past month include sleeping in your crib (sometimes) (last night was your first night to sleep there all night long), eating all sorts of yummy food (carrots and surprisingly peas top your favorites list), and a belly laugh that would make even the most cynical person ever smile.

Seriously, while we’re on the subject of it, your smile could break hearts. One day it will, but for now you use it to woo strangers in the grocery store and melt Mama’s heart. Pretty soon that smile could have its first tooth because we are pretty sure you’re cutting one.

You are a beautiful baby, and it’s not just me who says so. It’s been independently verified by others. Someone even asked us recently if we were going to put you in baby pageants. We won’t, because you would be way cuter than all the other babies, and I don’t want to be responsible for their low self esteem.

You are inquisitive and curious and strong willed. If you could, you would be into everything. You cannot wait to sit unassisted and you are angry you can’t yet. Pretty soon you’ll be giving us a run for our money. You roll over in all directions, and you love to play. Your favorite games right now are peek-a-boo and can-I-fit-this-in-my-mouth.

Mimi, to me, you are the cutest, sweetest, funniest baby in the whole world. Every day with you is better than the last. It’s hard to believe this time next month you will be six months old and inching closer and closer to the one year mark. It seems like just yesterday you were my snuggly little newborn. Now you are a fully interactive baby, which is awesome, but sometimes I miss cradling you all day long. Luckily you still love to cuddle. Hopefully you always will.

I love you to the moon and back.

XOXO,

Mama

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