I'm a late getting this written to you because we were at the beach when you turned 5 months old. I think I'm in denial. I think of you as this tiny newborn and here you are, a month away from being a half a year old. That's just too crazy to comprehend. You are such a little homebody and I was worried about how you would do with a week away from home. You were such a trooper during the day, but at night you just couldn't get to sleep, poor girl. It's a good thing you are cute because I was exhausted!
You have started to try and get up on your knees during tummy time. Olivia didn't crawl until 9 months and she went from sitting to crawling. I'm not sure what that means in terms of timing for you, but it definitely is exciting and scary to watch you try. You and your sister are starting to interact more and more. You are able to hold her attention and she likes to see the "bay-bee". In fact today she told you she loves you. Your mama was so happy to hear that. I love watching the sisterly bond develop between the two of you.
You have ended your ergo strike, thank goodness. Just in time for the beach too! You are starting to tri-pod and as always, like to be sitting up to watch the action. You are still a horrible napper, but we are working on it. I moved Olivia to her crib at 3 months and you are still in our room. I think because I know you are my last baby, I've been avoiding the transition. Unfortunately, you are becoming so easily distracted and you don't want to miss anything so I think it's time to make that jump. It's on the agenda for this weekend and I'm so nervous. I know you will be just fine, but I think I also want to keep you tiny forever. You've slept completely through the night a handful of times which have been amazing. Hopefully that will be a constant thing soon.
Amelia, you are my sweet little baby. I'm so thankful that God has given you to us. You have completed our family in a way that I didn't know we needed completing. I think back to finding out I was pregnant with you and how terrified I was to be having two babies so close together, but I wouldn't change it for the world. You are such an amazing blessing.