Tuesday, May 6, 2008

5 Months Old

Madeline turned 5 months old on May 1st. She is just getting more and more fun each day.

-She smiles pretty easily. But, it is still pretty hard to get her to laugh. We have no idea what will strike her as funny. Last night as we were putting her to bed, Andrew walked in the room and she just cracked up at him. Then for about 5 minutes, she just laughed and laughed everytime he shook his head side to side. She thought it was the funniest thing ever. (She may have also figured out that we can't put her to bed while she is laughing.)
-She is rolling over (both ways)very well now and she can skoot around to get things that she wants. But, she gets a little frustrated because she usually skoots backwards and away from the things that she wants. Sometimes we help her by putting our hands by her feet so she can push off of them and go forward.
-She is starting to sit up better now. I can put the boppy around her and she can sit there for a long time.
-She also likes to stand (while we keep her balanced) to play with toys on the couch.
-She is eating solid foods for breakfast lunch and dinner. She is eating rice cereal, sweet potatoes, squash, and green beans. She has tried carrots, but doesn't really like them. We will try some peas this week and then we are going to start the fruit! She also gets one more feeding right before she goes to bed.
-She pretty much needs to wear a bib at all times now because she drools so much. But, we haven't seen any teeth popping through yet.
-She thinks she has "go go gadget" arms because she always puts them straight out if she sees something that she wants. I guess in a way, she does have "go go gadget" arms because we usually give her whatever she is reaching for.
-I will let you know about her sleep habits after "sleep bootcamp" this week. I know I said in the last monthly update that she dropped her middle of the night feeding. But, she decided that she wanted it back and sometimes another feeding as well. So, we are working on stopping that this week. I will let you know how it goes.

I am sure that I am forgetting some things. But, that is a basic update on our little princess for now. If you are still hanging in there through this lengthy blog, thanks.


Beth Simmons said...

We sure do miss you three and Nathaniel. It is very quiet at Granny and Pawpaw's house with every one gone:( I think Madeline want to come back and swing some more:)

Redcay's said...

I seriously can not believe how much she looks like you Naomi! Oh my when I see her little face I feel like i am looking at a picture of you 26 years ago!!!!