It is an ordinary day. A gloriously ordinary day. Just me and Lila before nap time, while Charlotte reads books in the other room. I look at her and she smiles while I change her diaper. Every time you look at her, she smiles. When I pick her up, she feels light as a feather on my hip on our way to the rocking chair. Pausing for a moment, I bury my nose deep down into the dandelion fluff of her hair. It tickles me as I inhale her delicious baby smell and try to soak it all in. How did this little peanut just turn six months old? Thinking back on my pregnancy with her, I remember feeling so unsure about having another baby. I was just fine. Perfectly content. I can't even imagine things a different way now that she is here. What would I have done without my sweet little dandelion, our Wilbur? My heart expanded and made room for this happy little girl and I am so glad. It has been amazing getting to know little Lila and also to watch Charlotte grow into the big sister she was meant to be. When Lila cries, she says, "It's alwight Lila. Charlotte's here. It be ok. Not cry." It makes me so proud. Lila adores Charlotte. She watches her every, single move and smiles widely when she sees her...even if big sister woke her from a nap.
So much love, so much fun. Lila, thank you for that.
To put in the time capsule this month:
-Last month, we wondered if she would roll over...She did! Once. And she hasn't done it again since! Apparently, it's no big deal.
-Instead, Lila does lots of toe grabbing and I just love seeing her little rolls get extra squishy when she does this.
-Lila is *almost* sitting up. She can sit by using her arms as a tripod but you have to stay close by because she will fall right back over at a moment's notice.
-The fluff is starting to succumb to gravity. There is a section in the front of her hair that is starting to fall forward a bit instead of sticking straight up. It kind of makes me want to cry. But don't worry, it is still fluffy and spiky and all over the place. Be amazed!
-I love having a thumb sucker. If you lay Lila down to bed, she makes a totally heart wrenching pout face and wimpers but then immediately sticks her thumb in her mouth and goes to sleep. It's awesome. I love the way she sucks her thumb while sticking all of her other fingers straight up...so cute.
-Speaking of sleeping...I haven't really mentioned it for fear of jinxing our amazing luck... but, this girl sleeps like a champ and always has. She goes right to bed around 6:30 or 7:00 and sleeps straight through the night. Every. Single. Night. I am actually frightened that by typing that out and admitting it aloud that we will be punished for our good fortune, but I'll risk it because I need to brag on my girl ;-)
-My little baby bird, opens her mouth up so wide when you go to give her a kiss. I just love this expression.
-Teeth! Lila got her first two teeth on the bottom this month. I will miss her gummy smile, but her little teeth are precious. Lots of drool has accompanied these teeth and we find ourselves 'slimed' quite often!
-Lila still loves her doggies, especially Lily, who has a soft spot in her heart.
So thankful for this sweet little girl with her yummy cheeks, spiky hair, and sweet smile.