Friday, December 7, 2012
Fabulous at Five Months
Another month for Newbie O. She is slowly starting to get on a schedule (can you hear the angels in my head singing Hallelujah! in the background?) She goes to bed around 6 o'clock in the evening and every once in a while will take two naps a day. On one hand it's great, but on the other, poor Daddy O sees her for a few minutes in the morning and when he gets home at 5 pm, she is usually at her fussiest. She still gets up several times a night, but I can take it if there are some breathers during the day. I can't quite put my finger on what has changed-I'm sure it's a combination of just getting older and gaining some weight.
This month she started a slow introduction to solid foods with some pureed sweet potato and mushy bananas. She doesn't quite have the hang of it and most of it ends up elsewhere, but it's a start. She is also great at grabbing things now. She could grab things before, but now the grabbing seems to have more of a purpose. Jewelry and hair are her favorites, so it's back to ponytails and no earrings for the next year or so (and I was just getting to know the contents in my jewelry box again). She also likes to grab her foot and give it a good chew. Oh to be that flexible again.
Miss Sassy Pants is finally figuring out her youngest older brother. Up until now, she has withheld judgement, not knowing what to think of all the noise surrounding Baby O. Now, all he has to do is jump up and down and it's a giggle fest. She thinks he's the most hilarious thing ever. Baby O loves the positive attention and carries on a full conversation with her all the time. He does get a bit jealous from time to time and after the above 5 month photo session, insisted on his own. With the 5 month sticker of course.
Unfortunately, he refused to wear the headband and bow combination-I thought it would add a more realistic touch, but he had other plans. Such a handsome boy.
So, five months in a nutshell: not sure if life is getting better or if I'm just used to functioning on an incredible amount of lack of sleep. Thank goodness these kiddos are so cute during the day-their smiles make it all worth while.
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