Today you are six months old. It seems like just yesterday I was telling our family that we were expecting you. Just yesterday I was waking up your Dad to tell him that we were finally going to meet you. Just yesterday I listened as you laughed for the first time. Just yesterday you found out you can yell and squeal, you have yet to stop. Just yesterday you sat up on your own. Just yesterday, you crawled for the first time. No, I mean it. It really was yesterday that you started crawling.
When I look into your eyes, I can see the wheels turning as you absorb everything around you. I love watching you pick up a new toy and figure out how it works. You are so smart. You have been early on every single one of your milestones and you never cease to amaze me and your Dad. I love the way you sit there and look at me or your Dad and smile a huge smile just to get our attention. You laugh when we look or yell when we take too long to notice. Both of which make me the happiest person alive.
I love the belly laughs that erupt from your lips when I tickle your ribs. Your crazy hair makes me laugh and your dimples warm my heart. You have the sweetest little button nose and the most perfect little lips. Your squeals and shouts give just a hint of your personality. I can already tell that you are going to be stubborn like your Mama and just a little ornery like your... well like both of your parents. Your desire for independence and your love for cuddling make make you a joy to watch and snuggle.
I love you Elina, and I can't wait to see what the next 6 months bring.