Wow does time fly when you're having fun. Well, Elizabeth is officially 5 months old as of yesterday! I can't believe it...let me type it again...I have a 5 month old...nope still can't believe it! Life just gets more amazing everyday. At only 4 1/2 months old, Elizabeth said her first word: mama. I cannot even begin to describe how amazing it was to hear her call out for me. I know that textbooks say that babies are not associating words with people yet, but screw those books! She was calling out to me because she wanted her mama. She's eating cereal like a champ! Oh and did I forget to mention that she sleeps from about 9 at night to 8:00 in the morning?! We are so blessed in so many ways. She's sleeping well at night and she is as happy as can be. Lately, her favorite things are holding her feet and gumming her toes, hearing mommy sing anything (I mean literally anything...even the occasional made up song), putting everything within her reach straight into her mouth, and making her mommy and daddy inexplicably happy. There are no words for the joy, the love, and the fulfillment that Elizabeth Rose has brought to our lives. Before she was born, I couldn't imagine what life would be like having a baby. Now, I cannot imagine my life without her. When she looks up at me and gives me that certain smile, my heart melts...I completely turn to mush. And it's a certain smile that she gives only her mommy and her daddy. She smiles as if to say I love you no matter what and, at the same time, her eyes are saying that we make her just as happy as she makes us. Anything crummy that may have happened during the day...just doesn't exist anymore the second I see her. I'm a completely different person when I'm with her. I don't care about little things, they're a waste of time and energy. And the big things...well the big things can wait a minute or two because playing with her and seeing her smile is what matters most. God has blessed us in so many ways, but it doesn't get any better than having Elizabeth in our lives.
Below is a video clip of her saying mama. It was just her and I in the house. I was in our bathroom, putting on my makeup, when she called out mama for the first time. After I calmed down from excitement, I grabbed my phone to try to record her (because no one would believe if I told them she was talking and didn't show them some proof). And after the video, I picked her up, held her close and sobbed like a baby myself. I was so moved and so touched to hear "mama" come out of her adorable mouth. She really wanted her mama to pick her up and love on her...as you can tell by watching the video below. I love you my gummy bear, my strawberry, my Elizabeth Rose!