[She turned 5 months old yesterday on 10-10-10]
You are just such a delight and a joy to our lives in every.single.way.
You are the easiest little lady to get a smile out of. You are so full of happiness and love. We are so blessed to be your parents!
This month has been so much fun. You are growing! I don't know your exact stats since there's no doctors appointments (and no yucky shots) this month. But, you are definitely a growing little girl. We switched you to size 3 diapers this month. You still fit very well in size 2's, but it never hurts to go a little big. I have a feeling you'll be in size 3's for a long, long time.
You also fit into your first piece of 6 month clothing this past week. However, you're still mainly wearing size 3 month is most everything.
You are on the go, kid. You are scaring me a bit. Because when you start moving full force, life is gonna change, big time. You are getting up on your knees and pushing off. You have been rolling everywhere for over a month and a half now. You can get any toy you want, anywhere in the room. You even rolled up to the bookcase and pulled your books out. You are so super coordinated.
When people talk to you, you listen intently and also 'talk' back to them. You're so sweet.
Sophie the giraffe is your favorite toy right now, as it's constantly in your mouth being chewed on and squeaked on. You also love your little lovie-horsey blanket, and it always has to be in your carseat with you when we travel.
You are so obsessed with your feet. If you're wearing shoes, you can figure out how to get them off, especially if they're velcro. You take them off, then take off your socks, just to play with your toes. It's really cute, but can also get difficult when I'm running around stores trying to find missing shoes. You always keep me on my toes, little one.
We started solids this month. You were eating bananas, applesauce and peaches (with rice cereal) for breakfast. At dinnertime, you were eating squash and carrots. However, after about 3-4 weeks of solids, we decided to take a break. You started to lose interest. I think we'll start back up in a few weeks when you seem to be more interested. You still are pretty satisfied with just nursing.
This month, you began taking naps in your crib versus the swing. At first, it was a hard transition, but you're doing good. Every once in a while, you'll get a swing-nap, but-most of your naps are taken in the crib and you are doing well with it. You nap in the morning for about 1-2 hours, then another 2 hour afternoon nap (lunchtime), and sometimes a little catnap around 4pm (20 minutes or so).
You still aren't sleeping "through" the night. I haven't quite figured all this out yet, but such is life. You like to keep things interesting. One night, you may go 8 hours. Another night, you'll be up every 4 hours. However, typically you are up no more then 2x a night. Honestly? I'm so used to it by now. But, someday, consistent good nights sleep would be nice :)
This month you got dedicated at Church and that was super special for us.
Overall, little girl---you are my favorite sidekick, shopping buddy, and the sweetest little daughter I could ever dream of. Thank you for being you. I love hanging out with you all day. You make being a mom super amazing.
Your daddy and I love you to little itty bitty pieces, and continue to be enamored with the way your personality just shines.
How you looked this month: