If this goes out on time, it will only be because I starting writing it on June 26th! What a month!! What has Anna done this month? What hasn't she done?!
And then, in the last week, Anna has learned to crawl (in a fashion) and sit up on her own. It's led to some amusing sleeping positions, including sideways in her cot with her bum in the air! She still loves to stand and is starting to pull herself up on things.
One of the most joyous milestones, for me anyway, has proved to be when my babies learned to reach out their arms for me to pick them up. Not just accepting my actions but welcoming them. Also this month we've seen a bit more stranger awareness; crying when held by someone she's not familiar with. And expressing a preference to come back to me from someone else's arms. She's still shrieking and laughing; one of the greatest joys of having two children is watching them laugh at each other. She's started to babble occasionally - dadadada mostly - and flaps her hands around at people, the beginning of a wave, maybe?
We had Anna's dedication service at our church on 24th June. After the service, we had a family lunch back home, though Anna slept through the afternoon festivities. I made a pink and orange striped sponge cake, inspired by a friend's daughter's christening cake. It was a great day and we were so happy that our families could join us to celebrate our beautiful daughter.