Sunday, April 17, 2011

5 months

At 5 months, you still have those gorgeous blue eyes. The doctor says they can change up until 9 months, but I'm betting they'll stay.

You are so much more expressive and talkative. You were gabbing about something in the photo above. I love hearing your sweet voice, even when it's high and shrill and incessant.
Your push-up is so high. Even Angela, our photographer, commented on it. She was happy you made it easy to take photos. I can't wait to see the photos she took!

Did I mention you are such a happy baby at this point? It's like you've figured life out now. You understand your schedule and like to stick to it. You've started on some solid foods. After having rice mess up your digestive system (read: lots of green poo round the clock), we're now stable on oatmeal and you love squash, although your first solid was avocado.

The week you've changed more than any other 7 day period. After learning to roll from tummy to back, it took you a month to go the other direction. But, once you learned that this week, you connected the dots and now have a form of transportation. You roll and scoot and can get to almost anything you want.
You're so much more aware of your surroundings. You love petting your dogs and they love playing with you, too. Addy nestled up beside you and pretended you were taking her bone and you thought it was the funniest thing ever. Already you're understanding games more than Jett! But, both of you understand kisses as witnessed above.

This is such a fun age and I'm enjoying it immensely. Just when I think it can't get any better, the next stage is just as fun if not more so as the previous.

11 comments:

lisa truesdell said...

she's going to be crawling before you know it! =) love this post!

Shoshonee said...

She is such a beautiful baby girl! It may be that I'm partial to dogs but their interaction on the last photo is so precious. You can tell they love each other. So sweet!

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

Wow in that last picture she looks so like Greg. I still have books where i wrote everything down, every mean time , what she ate/drank EVERYTHING it was the same for lucy one day she was just laying there then she was pulling her self up, then crawling all in the space of 1 week, it was crazy how it all just happened so fast. Lucy was a quick baby too she was walking at 9 months and going up and down stairs :)

Mrs Frizz said...

She's gorgeous and those baby blues --- wowser!

I had a wee giggle about the dirty nappies ... the joys!!!!

marcy said...

Man, that seems likes forever ago! Such a cutie!

Anilu Magloire said...

Gorgeous eyes on a gorgeous baby.

Jill said...

That's the whole point April. . .it does keep surprising you with "I love this stage". I've heard parents 'gripe' about the infant night wakings the toilet training, etc. There was not 'worst' stage for me. I just love all the times and all the stages. Enjoy! You have already learned how fast it goes.

Barb said...

She's perfect, April! And, I'm so glad that you're enjoying every second of it. . . except the green poo.

*reyanna klein* said...

She's getting so big!! And she's just soooo cute! :-) I love the photo with the puppy kisses! :-D

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

She's gorgeous, April! Gorgeous pictures, but that last one is just priceless!

Megan said...

Eee! I LOVE the puppy/baby pic. What a sweet shot. Claire's so pretty!