Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

5 Months

I guess I've missed the mark again on the month update. She's already 5.5 months. It's so hard to keep up!

I feel like this last month you've grown up so much developmentally. You're eating food now (so far we've tried bananas, carrots, apples, and sweet potatoes). Your favorite is bananas. You open your mouth before you've even finished swallowing because you want more. You're still eating rice cereal and we're gradually just eating plain food. You make the funniest faces when it's just pure food. I'm not quite sure what you think of it.

You can almost sit up on your own...I feel like any day now you'll do it without my help. I love to hold you, but it will be so nice to be hands free and play with you. We've put away your 3-6 month clothes and you're wearing 6-9's now and still in size 2 diapers. We've also put away your newborn swing. It's just too slow for you and you squirm like crazy in it. Not to mention your little chunky butt gives the motor on it a workout. Your new favorite thing is hearing us whistle to you. It stops you in your tracks and you give us a big gummy grin. You've started flapping your arms up and down when you get really excited. It certainly makes it hard to take a photo (see photo above).

Your poor little teeth are still trying to come through. All you do is chew on your fingers and drool like crazy. You've been to Disneyland 3 times now. Our last trip was a few Fridays ago with Auntie Kellie.  Your very first ride was on the Jungle Cruise at 3 months. I know you really don't know whats going on but I'd like to think you really love it. You love the Tiki Room, listening to all the birds sing, and all of the bright colors on It's a Small World. You take it all in. 

In the mornings when I hear you start to fuss (around 6am) I get you from your crib and change you. I get your milk ready ahead of time so when I bring you to our bed we get comfy and I feed you. When your done you look over in our mirror and give your self a big grin. It's the cutest thing. You love looking at babies and little kids. You always smile or sometimes even let out a laugh. Your laugh kills me. It's so contagious.

I know it's really cliché to say, but you're growing up so fast. You're not our tiny little newborn anymore.  It's really bittersweet...I do miss those times when I cradled you in my arms, but I really love how you're so playful and interactive now. I love how when I come home from work you notice that I'm home and give me a big smile and wrap your arms around my neck.

In a few weeks you'll have your 6 month checkup and we'll really see how much you've grown and what's to come.