Sweet Lizzy Girl,
As I write this, you're in your crib, not napping. I can hear that you've turned on both your jungle mirror, and your singing seahorse, and you're babbling away at both of them. This is a theme in our household--you absolutely hate to sleep. We all agree that it's probably because you're afraid to miss anything. You really are one of the most alert and inquisitive babies that I know. In fact, the only way I have been able to get you to sleep lately, is to lay sideways on the couch, lay you on my stomach, and turn on HGTV, or read whatever book I'm reading aloud to you.
In fact, the other day, someone asked your dad and I to each describe you in one word. I think that I said "stubborn" and your dad said "opinionated". And it's very true--you are both. You already have strong opinions about what you want to do and what you don't, and you throw royal fits (complete with stomping your feet) if we don't do things your way.
Some of the things that you like right now are:
-being burped with your pacifier in your mouth
-swinging (either in an actual swing, or being held upside down by your legs)
-watching your dad play guitar
-baths in the kitchen sink (but not the tub)
-holding onto our hands and "walking" around the room
-licking our shoes
You aren't actually crawling yet, but you have the army crawl mastered. I can't believe how mobile you are already--you really can get around almost anywhere you want to go, but sometimes you get frustrated that you can't get there as fast as your cousins.
I haven't seen any teeth break through, yet, but you have literally been acting like you're teething for MONTHS. You chew on everything, are constantly drooling, and sometimes let out these super high pitched hysterical screams out of nowhere. You've also been much more grumpy than usual, though you're still pretty darn quick to smile (especially for your dad). I hope for your sake that if you are teething, you get a few to pop through soon!
Love you forever and for always,