Everyday, Everly, you seem to be getting so grown up. You came out with personality, but lately, that personality seems to resemble a little girl, not a baby. As I write this you are sleeping on my lap, and I know that I am so lucky every time you fall asleep this way. You seem to need me a little less everyday when we sleep, and I'm so thankful you are finding your independence, but a little sad too. Just yesterday you slept on your tummy in your great-gram's family room, all by yourself for the first time. No swing, no ergo, no person. Just you, and yes, it was a big deal for your mama. My little Everly, you are talking up a storm, you think you can walk, and swim, and you will soon, and we are going to enjoy every single day of it as you find your way.
Saying I love you Everly is an extreme understatement.
You have turned me into a pretty sappy mama, and I'm ok with that.