Sunday, October 3, 2010

5 months!

I simply cannot believe that my baby girl is 5-months-old. In a way, it feels like she's been around forever, and in another way it feels like we just came home from the hospital yesterday. Does that make no sense? Oh well :)

Jade has developed such an awesome little personality. She loves to watch the dogs play and will laugh at them as they bark at each other. The louder they are, the happier she is. She loves to cuddle with her mama, but has started to really like her play time on the floor. She gets so frustrated when she can't get to her toys, and I'm starting to think that she's going to crawl fairly soon because she's already gotten on her hands and knees twice. It didn't last long, but it happened. She can roll really well, but doesn't really like to do it on the floor because she hurts her head. In the crib, however, she's all over the place. She can sit up unassisted for fairly long periods of time now. I put pillows all around her and she just hangs out... and then falls on the one place I didn't put a pillow. She still cannot get herself to sitting though. Her favorite songs are "the wheels on the bus" and "shake your sillies out". We sing every day. Sometimes we even dance around (I'm so glad there's not a hidden camera anywhere in my house!).

She's gone to the nursery at the church a couple times now and really enjoys watching all the other kids play. Everyone commented on how hilarious her facial expressions are. She might not be the smiliest baby around, but you certainly can't call her expressionless. She loves bathtime. She kicks and splashes like a madwoman. And she's stopped getting annoyed when water gets in her face :)

She has even started to sleep a little better. Her naps are still catnaps, but nighttime is improving, so I'm not complaining. Any and everything she can grab goes straight to her mouth, so her hands are constantly slimy and covered in dog hair, no matter how many times I vacuum. Her curiosity amazes me. My phone is apparently very fascinating :)


Neil S said...

Great pictures. She is sitting up now like such a big girl. Can't wait to see her next weekend.


Jessica said...

adorable! It is still crazy to me how quickly they grow up! :)