On June 23rd we celebrated Evelyn’s half birthday.
I’m not really sure where the time has gone. I remember marveling that she was 6 WEEKS. There are days where I feel this ache in my heart for my snuggly newborn baby. But most days I get really excited watching her grow and progress. She gets more and more fun with each sunrise.
I feel like we have seen the fasted changes in growth during this past month. The most major one, sitting up.
The month was really fast-paced for our family. We sold our house, packed & moved, then went on vacation. I could tell that all the extra chaos put a little extra stress on Evelyn. She was a little crankier than usual the week following the move. As we are getting back into routine, her temperament is greatly improving.
I get jealous when I hear about how good my friends’ babies sleep at night. Most babies of this age are pretty much sleeping through the night. With all the chaos and new places in the past month, it has really made nights a rough time. We are working really really hard to get her back to peaceful slumbers. But for now I can say I’m extra grateful that she is an excellent napper!
Evelyn has changed so much physically in the last month. She is looking more and more like herself. She’s growing tall. She is almost in the 80th% for height. Not that we’re really surprised by that. It’s hard to tell since she doesn’t really like to hold her legs straight out for more than .47 of a second.
As my mother-in-law told me, “You won’t know what to do when you actually have a normal baby!” When Evelyn is awake, she is moving 100% of the time. She is the wiggliest child on this planet.
Another surprising fact about the babe, she LOVES to wear her sunglasses. And every time she wears them, I get asked/told, “How do you get her to keep those on? My baby would NEVER have worn sunglasses!” I don’t know. My best guess is she realizes they actually keep her light blue eyes from hurting in the sun. But who really knows. All we know is that she is adorable.
I talked about this in the Disneyland post, but Evelyn loves being carried around in the Ergo. She loves to see what is going on around her. She never gets fussy when she’s in the carrier. She’s one happy clam.
A new thing Evelyn has started doing is feeing peoples’ faces. It’s her way of greeting someone and learning about them. It reminds me of Hook. There you are Peter! Sometimes we’ll bring Evelyn in our bed with us for snuggles at night, and even in her sleep she’ll reach up to feel the face of which person is holding her. It’s quite precious.
Evelyn Faye has the most ticklish face. Especially when a daddy with whiskers gives kisses. She will giggle without fail.
When we were on vacation, we learned that Evelyn loved playing with the steering wheel.
We also learned that she has pretty bad road rage.
If something makes a crinkle noise, then it is Evelyn’s favorite toy. This includes: packages of wipes, water bottles, a bag of M&Ms, the paper on the doctor table.
We’ve taken her swimming several times. She is a water baby! She loves to kick her legs and splash and splash. She especially loves when she splashes herself in the face. I don’t pretend to understand her logic. I just know my heart explodes when I see her smiling and having fun.
Evelyn Faye’s personality is blossoming like an untended zucchini patch, in leaps and bounds. She’s growing and changing so fast that I am out of breath trying to keep up with her. I blink and she does something new. Being a mother is the hardest job I’ve had. I’m more tired than I know how to say. But I am also more happy than I’ve ever been in my life.