The day came and went and I almost missed it. I was tossing and turning as has been usual as of late, and at about 11:45 PM it hit me- “Eva turned 5 months today!”
That was last Thursday.
I felt sad that I hadn’t thought of it until that point of the day. Although, it’s not like we would have done our day differently. But still.
Evangeline, you have been the sweetest little gift to our family. And this stage has me swooning on a regular basis. I mean. Come on.
You are full of smiles. You LOVE LOVE your big sister. You’re always watching to see what she’s doing. You give her huge smiles. And Corrie Joy still LOVES you. She’s finally gotten past saying “Hey Mom! Her eyes are open!” I think finally this month she finally realized that you’re long past the snoozy always out cold phase.
You love holding your feet and sucking on your toes. Your footie pajamas are always wet on the toes when I get you up from sleeping!
You’ve moved past being on your play mat. Some friends loaned us an exersaucer and it has been wonderful because you want to be up and viewing all the action.
Daddy and I LOVE that now you have a full on little baby giggle. You love it when we blow on your tummy, neck, or hands. Which of course means we like to spend our time doing this.
Eva can I say a big THANK YOU? You’ve been giving me WAY MORE SLEEP. Most nights you wake once to jabber a bit but then you go back to sleep! We have little hiccups here and there, but I am starting to feel like a normal person again.
You roll over from back to stomach but haven’t yet gotten stomach to back. This makes you mad sometimes, although you’re adjusting to be on your tummy. You’re starting to learn to sleep that way, but sometimes you wake up to find yourself on your tummy and you cry and cry because you can’t get yourself back over. I have been woken up because of this a few times but I know that soon you will learn.
One of the greatest things to happen in this last month is that you have learned to love the bottle! We tried the Lansinoh mOmma breast milk feeding bottle. Once you tried that you took it and we have not looked back. This has allowed so much more freedom in my life. I actually got to go to a women’s conference at our church without a baby- which means I was actually able to really be there- to concentrate and learn and participate fully. I was so thankful.
I love dressing you in florals because to me they describe you- sweet and soft and happy.
Having Corrie was life changing. She’s my first. She’s so vivacious and life giving. Having Corrie and Eva together is even better. I love how Corrie loves her sister. She’s helpful, protective, and adoring. I pray that as Eva grows we add “playmates and best friends.”