A baby at any age is a beautiful thing to behold, each stage is a blessing full of wonderful little milestones.
However the first 6 months with Emily were tough, she didn't start to come into her own or me into mine until after that time. Then it seemed, overnight almost, that my grouchy, windy, little lady became blissfully happy and smiley and everyday since then has been more of a joy then the one before.
Don't get me wrong, we have endured teething and illness since then and there have been a few tough nights! But it just seems that her little personality has started to shine through. She is mischevious and strong willed, with a beautifully gentle and loving nature.
You start to get more excited with every passing day as you get small glimpses of the kind of person your little girl will become if you continue to nurture and encourage her.
Just the other day she fed herself with a spoon for the first time! Such a small inconsequential thing, you never thought it could bring such a smile to your face or warm your heart the way it does. You feel pride that you never knew was possible. And each day is filled with these small acts of progression on a long road for both of you!