Wednesday, November 12, 2008
yesterday my baby Ellie turned 5 months old.
time is such a weird thing. because in some ways i feel like she has been in our lives forever...that i never really was pregnant (though while i was pregnant i remember thinking, does this have an end?)...and that she never was one of those itty bitty babies that i see my friends posting pictures of on their blogs.
but then, i realize...it has gone by so quick. she is so big. she is changing so much. she is so fun. and, somehow, each day...even when i thought it was impossible to love her any more than i did the day before...i do. is my heart growing? it feels like the love is going to burst out of it.
so i decided, there are five months worth of things that Ellie loves...in no particular order:
she loves to stare. like this:
she loves baby einstein...STILL.
she loves her exersaucer.
she loves to do this high pitch scream thing. no, she's not crying. it's like she's talking in an excited way or something.
she loves to suck her thumb...STILL.
she loves suckin on her toes...which is adorable- except during a diaper change.
she LOVES bath time...and doesn't understand that SHE's the one who keeps turning/dunking her face in the water...NOT ME.
she loves her family. gammy, gampa, grandma & grandpa c, aunts & uncles. even though it takes her a minute or two to warm up, she adores all the love an attention she gets.
she can't sit STILL. always kicking her legs...onthe floor, in the bath, in the bjorn, in the exersaucer...ALWAYS movin'.
she loves to put anything and everything in her mouth.
she loves to scoot...so close to crawling. you can see it in her face that she feels so proud of herself with her mobility.
she loves to hang out in the bjorn..i think she'd stay there all day. it's like you can see her learning as she watches the world around her. which leads me to the final thing:
she loves to be curious. she IS so curious. always observing people..and the world around her.
and there's so much to love about Ellie...and it's time to share some of them. in no particular order:
i love her cheeks. i want to eat them. seriously. we used to have these really awesome neighbors who had the cutest little boy they called "Buddas." Buddas was a chunky little guy with the most edible cheeks ever. his mom and dad always talked about how they wanted to roast him and barbeque him and eat him up. a Buddas feast would be delicious, they'd say. well, i now understand. i want sautee her, roast her, barbeque her and double fry her. those cheeks are triple scrumptious.
i love her smile. M and i will do just about anything for a smile...from singing ridiculous songs (over and over and...over), to contorting our faces in ways that are obscene...and could most definitely be used for blackmail if ever caught on camera, to exerting every muscle possible to toss, turn, tickle and jumble little E in hopes of a glimmer of a lifted corner lip. her smile melts my heart over and over.
i love how she knows us. she knows M- flails and throws her arms around when she hears his voice...will sit in his lap forever, stare at him with her nose on his as if to say, "you're my best friend, daddy." she knows me- smiles so big when i walk through that door after work and say her name, touches my face and caresses my arm while i feed her as if to say "thank you mommy," and giggles at all my silly faces, tickles, and songs. sigh.
i love her personality. yes, she's got tons of it. i thought i wouldn't sense any hint of personality until 6 months. wrong, Wrong, WRONG. she has more personality than me, for heavens sakes. she is feisty, she is funny, she is opinionated...and she is absolutely darling.
and so....here's to five more wonderful months (and then some!) with my sweet little Ellie bear. hopefully next time i'll be able to say how much i love the way you sleep through the night (please tell me this isn't wishful thinking...).
*wow, sorry for the mega long post...and the anthology of pictures. i guess you could say i got a little bit carried away...*