Sunday, June 22, 2008

5 Months

Autumn,
In the past month you have accomplished many new and amazing things. We are constantly in awe of you and find us asking ourselves how in the world we got to this place.

Here are some of the things you have accomplished in the past month:

Sitting up unassisted! One day you couldn't do it and the next day you could!

Taking a round trip flight to visit your Grandparents. Thank goodness you slept most of the way!


Sleeping through the night. While we have some nights where you are hard to put down, we haven't been up with you at 3am for awhile.

Waking up happy to see us in the morning and after naps



Going swimming for the first time



Successfully eating rice cereal



Gaining 3 lbs in 4 weeks! You went from the 10-25 percentile to the 50-75 percentile!


Going to visit Daddy at work for the first time and peeing on him!

Meeting your two cousins, Jacob and Sophia, and Aunt Kate and Uncle Matt for the first time


Finally finding your toes and your tongue. You've had so many other things to occupy your interests that the simple things have gone unnoticed.

Making your Momma and Daddy so happy that you were chosen to be our daughter.

People always want to stop and talk with you and they tell you how alert you are. Everyone has been amazed at that since the day you were born. You have to take everything in around you and you rarely have time to take naps (30 min stretches). In the past few weeks you've started to be less gregarious around strangers. I don't think it's because you're scared of them, its just that they have new faces and you feel like you have to take in every detail.

When you are at home you are just a ball of laughs and giggles. Its very easy to get you to smile and your eyes crinkle up and you show off that crooked smile that you got from your Momma. You are still very active with your body, though much less now that you have so much control over it. We tell you that you don't need to karate chop everything with your arms, but you don't believe us!

You do very well at restaurants. If you get fussy we can hold you while we eat and you just look around at your surroundings. Just today at Jason's Deli you were quite entertaining. It seems that your interest in what we are eating has just kicked in and we had to watch where those little hands went!

The car rides are still a bit of a problem, unless you fall asleep. We don't have far to go usually, but you're more than ready to get there as soon as you are put in the carrier. I spend a lot of time reaching back to console you.

I think that's all that I can think of right now. Just to put everything into perspective:

Here is what was on our minds this week a year ago:

Here is what was on our minds this week 2 years ago:

Love,


Momma and Daddy