Edie will be 5 months old in less than two weeks, so this is a bit late, but here's my monthly update for posterity's sake.
Let's see...in the last month Edie started laughing, learned to love tummy time, being outside, and swimming (or kicking her legs really fast every time we put her in the water)...and she absolutely ADORES her big brother.
He was the one that got her to really laugh for the first time. After much begging from Abe to let Edie take a bath with him, I finally decided that she could sit well enough for me to hold her up in the tub. I got the two of them in the tub and while I held onto Edie, Abe splashed around making noise and singing songs. Pretty soon Edie started laughing. Not just little giggles either, great big belly laughs! Now every time she hears the tub running she gets super excited and starts kicking and grinning.
She's still very talkative and has learned to imitate some of the sounds we make. One day Abe was coughing and I noticed that every time he coughed, Edie would cough too! She also makes the cutest kissing noises while blowing bubbles and sucking on her lip. Not sure if that one's deliberate, but she always gets excited when I blow kisses back at her.
Oh, and she's starting to chew on everything...toys, blankets, fingers, people... I'm pretty sure she's ready to start eating solids, especially since she stares at everything we put in our mouths! She just sits there too, staring at our food and slowly opening and closing her little mouth. Soon baby, soon.
You can look back on all Edie's monthly photos right here.