Monday, December 6, 2010
Dear Everleigh (6 Months!)
This month you learned to say "Mum", and even though I'm not exactly sure you know what it means or how to use it properly, it warms my heart every time I hear it. Why "Mum"? Ever since you were born, you seemed really British (weird, I know)...in fact, when I got my first look at you, I may have even said something to the effect of, "she looks like a British guy". But a beautiful, feminine British guy ;) Plus, you seemed especially fascinated with the British flag hanging in the little shop, Brits, we visited in Lawrence KS. ANYWAYS, all that to say, the "Mum" vs. "Mom" thing wasn't a huge surprise. I'm half hoping you'll end up with a British accent, although I'm pretty sure that's not the way it works.
This month you also started saying "Da-da" and "a-boo" (for peek-a-boo). You are quite the talker missy. You love to talk and you love people. This is kind of great but poses the need for a lot of "stranger danger" talks later.
You just keep getting more and more lovable and kissable by the day. This month, you started trying your first foods, and you are so curious. So far, you've pretty much loved every kind of food you've tried (you get this from "mum"), and you even try to steal other people's food when they look away--pizza, turkey sandwiches, chips, nothing is off limits for you in your mind.
You went swimming for the first time this week and got so excited about the splash-factor, that you were pounding the water with both hands and kicking at the same time. You splashed with such purpose and commitment, that you also splashed water in your own face. This didn't slow you down one bit...you just blinked and kept on splashing! I think I've mentioned this before, but you seem very tough and your shoulders look really buff, which was pretty adorable and also a little weird in your baby swimsuit--you looked like a little baby gymnast.
Also, your papa had an old band mate in town for a visit--a lead guitar player, so you got to hear lots of music this week and you loved it! You seem especially fond of guitar solos, so maybe you'll be a little rocker. When I was about 39 weeks pregnant with you, your papa and I were watching a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert on PBS, and every time a big guitar solo came on, you danced your little bootie off. Then when it switched back to vocals, you stopped. This happened several times and was pretty fun to watch. While I've never been a huge Stevie Ray fan, I understand that you go way back :) Then last night, you were having trouble sleeping, and daddy took you downstairs and turned on the TV. You sat and watched an Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar jam special, and according to papa, you stared at the screen, captivated. Then, after the special was over, you fell right to sleep to have musical baby dreams.
In case you can't tell, I think you're the cats pajamas. You have so many fun and interesting personality traits already--I'm so excited to see how you change this next month.