Saturday, September 10, 2011

Miss Natalie is 5 months old!

I can't believe that she's 5 months old.  I truly believe that the second time around goes by WAY faster than the first.  Here are some of the milestones 'little sister' has achieved:

  • Tries to sit up in EVERYTHING, and can sit unassisted for very short periods of time

  • She insists on being carried facing outward and therefore spends lots of time in the bjourn.

  • She's eating rice cereal, not totally grasping the concept that the spoon isn't for sucking though

  • She is playing peek-a-boo with either her clothes or burp cloths, taking and putting them over her face then giggling when she takes them down.

  • Prefers to stand over anything else (thank goodness for Jumperoo's!)

  •  Absolutely must be in the same room with someone, will not tolerate being in a room by herself for very long!

Other milestones:

  • She's becoming very mobile, which makes me realize how un-baby-proofed our house has become with a toddler on the loose.  She is rolling and scooting in attempts to get to whatever she wants - thankfully we're all still faster than she is, for the time being!
  • Completely obsessed with electronics - cell phones and remotes top the list
  • Kisses on her cheeks and forehead are a sure fire way to get her to smile and giggle
  • Said "Da Da" when she saw Ryan one day
  • Looked at Molly (our dog) and made the "dg" sound
  • Squeals in delight when I pick her up from daycare.
  • Is often distracted by her surroundings when it is time to eat.

Milestones that I wish she would reach:

  • Sleeping through the night.  She's still struggling with getting up at 4 am to eat, but legitimately seems hungry and goes back to sleep right after.


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