To My Fast Mover Vaughn Emerson,
Last night you started to climb the stairs. How is this possible?!?! I wasn’t ready for this until sometime around your first birthday, I’ll definitely have to start employing the gate on the stairs now. You also pull up on the couch and have taken a step or two to the side. You have yet to crawl with your knees, but are a very fast army crawler. The crib was lowered this month due to you pulling up on the sides and leaning over. I caught you sitting up many times, but yesterday was the first day I actually saw you go from lying down to sitting up. You started playing peek-a-boo regularly this month and also have waved back at us a few times. Your wave is so cute I can barely handle it. You are insanely attached to me, like all day long you have to be able to see me and usually need to be touching me. If I’m in the room pretty much no one else can be holding you because you cry for me. I want to be annoyed by this, but it is pretty sweet really. You still love to swing and Ellery absolutely loves to push you, you and Elle are really forming a sweet relationship; eskimo kissing, pretend play (especially Ellery pretending to put you down for nap), playing with toys together, and Ellery just never wanting to do anything without you. This obsession you have with each other landed you with the virus Ellery had and while it was a little bit sad I was kinda in heaven that you took naps on me and snuggled me in the night, which hasn’t happened in months. At the beginning of the month you cut your bottom two teeth and now are able to eat more things. You definitely love food, and the only thing so far you have hated was potatoes. You have the loudest voice I have just about ever heard from a baby, it seriously sounds like it’s fake when you happy
scream talk. This month we have consistently had 12 hour stretches of sleep at night which has basically transformed my life, I feel completely human again. Let’s hope this continues forever!!! You also consistently take 2 two hour naps and nurse just 4 times a day, which pretty much boils down to you being a fantastic baby. Goodness we love having you in our family and I’m just so glad I get to be your mama.
Love you forever,