Dear Little Lexi Lou,
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that 6 months ago I was in labor with so much excitement and anticipation to meet you. I still have that same level of excitement to see you every morning and anticipation to see what you’re going to to next! It’s hard to imagine life without you and I pray everyday I will never experience that.
The month started out with two exciting milestones. The first was your baptism and the second was your ability to sit up by yourself! Rachel brought a couple of toys over for you to borrow and while you were examining them I removed my hands from your sides and you stayed up all by yourself. It wasn’t long before you tipped forward onto your hands and created a little tripod, but each day you have gotten stronger and now do a great job sitting by yourself. This new vantage point brings you so much joy and excitement to explore new toys.
This month, you’ve also started to giggle, a lot! Several times throughout the month, I would push you in your cart or stroller and then pull you towards me really quickly and make silly noises like ‘AH-BOO’ and you would just giggle and swat your arms repetitively as I continued the process. I’m sure I looked and sounded ridiculous in Target and various other stores because I’m obsessed with hearing your laugh and CAN NOT pass up an opportunity to hear it.
Another exciting milestone for was watching you recognize your name. When we call or say your name you’re eyes twinkle and you stop what you’re doing and turn to find the source of noise. It is so amazing to watch you react to your brain development and growing into your own functioning little person. It’s one of the first steps in being able to communicate with you.
Although the weather was pretty raining and chilly for most of May, your Daddy has spent a lot of time biking with you. We purchased a trailer for you to ride in and you ride about every other day. He loves towing you and looking over his shoulder to see you snooze, watch the trees go by and listen to you ‘sing’ as he rides.
Girl you love to eat! It was always my unspoken goal to nurse at least 6 months and you still haven’t had any formula and I hope that can continue for another 6 months! I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but my new goal is to make it the full year without any formula. You got a taste of food for the first time this month. We started off with some multi-grain cereal, and you weren’t a fan. We also introduced several different kinds of baby food and you love that. So far we’ve tried: squash, sweet potatoes and pears and by day three of baby food you were inhaling it and would whine between bites. I have a feeling you’re going to be an independent little girl. You always want to hold the spoon and help mommy put the food into your mouth.
Sleeping: Not a whole lot to report on the sleeping front. You’re officially free of the swaddle and within one week became a stomach sleeper. I’m not sure exactly how you get yourself to the back corner of the crib, but you wiggle your way there for every nap and evening of sleeping.
You love grabbing toes and putting them in your mouth, and grabbing faces (nose, eyes, checks). You’ve also learned how to give kisses, which means you lean forward and stick your tongue out.
Lexi pie, you are such a sweet and happy baby and somehow you make each month better than the previous. I love you to the moon and back!