Letter: Month Seven

Dear E,

This last month was full of new experiences for you. You started eating solid foods--so far they've been a big hit. You've had rice cereal, peas, carrots, and sweet potatoes and have liked all of them. I think that carrots might be your favorite so far. It's a lot of fun to watch you eat. Sometimes I can barely get the next bite of food ready before you're craning your head around, mouth open wide.

You've gotten a lot better with your hands this month. You like to carefully rotate and manipulate objects with them; you love things that crinkle like wrappers or paper. This month you also started rolling over consistently. You're not really big on crawling, but you'll roll over and over to get where you want to go or until you run up against something in your way.

You're still such an easy baby to be around: cheerful, funny, and mellow. As you grow you just keep getting more interesting and lovable. I know that you're going to grow through difficult times (the terrible twos and your teen years come to mind) but sometimes your father and I just sit and wonder aloud at how great you are. We appreciate you breaking us in gently.