The girl of my dreams

Evie will be 6 months old on the 30th. Now, I know what you’re thinking.. how can this be? How did this happen?

And I honestly don’t have an answer because I feel as if:

a.) I literally gave birth to her two days ago and also

b.) She has been a part of our family for the past 34 years.

In the meantime, while we try to figure out how exactly this has happened, let me tell you a little bit about Evie.

First of all, she is the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen. I may be biased, but the shine in that little girls big blue eyes gives me life. She has beautiful, wavy hair that was dark brown for the first few months of her life, but is now growing in a much lighter brown. She might even be a dirty blonde, I’m not quite sure yet.

And her smile. Oh, her smile. That baby’s smile will bring her Daddy to his knees.

She also giggles a lot. And I don’t know what it is about baby giggles, but they make the world around you seem brighter.

Secondly, Evie is obsessed with her big brother, Lee.

In her eyes, Lee hung the moon. Mom and Dad may draw a close second, but no one comes close to Lee. She watches him constantly. Taking in his every word, his every movement. When he thinks no one is listening, he calls her “Cookie”. Last night, while I was rocking her to sleep in the living room, he came over and put his forehead against hers and was saying, “Hey pretty girl. You gonna go to sleep pretty girl? You sure you don’t want Lee to get you another ba-ba?” Let’s be honest, how could she not be infatuated with him?

What really tickles me about their relationship, is how he seems to think that he knows exactly what she is wanting or thinking. Yesterday afternoon, when we all first arrived home, he was laying on the living room rug playing a game on his tablet. I placed her on the floor beside him and went to wash bottles and straighten up the kitchen. When I poked my head around the corner a few minutes later, I noticed he had gone and gotten her toys to play with. He had even given her his beloved Puppy.

HOWEVER, his “Evie intuition” is not always helpful. While D and I were still asleep this morning, Lee went into her room and turned her bedroom light on. I heard her crying on the monitor, but decided to give her a bit to see if she would calm back down and return to sleep (like she normally does).

But, she did not.

Imagine my surprise when I turned down their hallway to see her bedroom door wide open and light on. When I asked Lee why he did that, he said, “She wanted to play with her toys but she can’t see them”…… uh-huh.

Another thing that Evie loves… FOOD.

With Lee, I would have to hold his hands down and whirl the spoon around in the air making airplane noises and train noises and everything else I could possibly think of to get food into his mouth. With Evie, once I get the spoon close to her mouth, she grabs my hand (the one I’m holding the spoon with) and pulls it into her open mouth.

And oh man, is she trying to crawl! She’ll get up on her knees and elbows and start rocking. She is trying so hard to be more mobile! Though, I am really going to miss the little army crawl that she does now once she has it mastered.

I almost forgot about bath time! Evie love love LOVES bath time. She loves to lay on her back and kick, kick, kick. And once I have her clean, she flips over to her tummy and wants to play with their water toys. Her favorite is Lee’s boat (which I have bought a second of to avoid any possible future **cough cough** disagreements). We haven’t had any so far, but I didn’t want to test my luck.

xxx A


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