Monday, January 05, 2009

Where everybody knows your name

BG is 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day old today.
She knows her name or at least responds to it. I call her and she turns my way. She now searches for me or her dad. She’s aware.
It’s incredible how her smile can illicit such warmth and happiness and how heart wrenching her cries are to me. I delight in spending time with her. I love her inquisitive nature. She’s learning and discovering. She has questions and you can see them as she touches and plays with her toys or my hair or my face or my hands.
She doesn’t like sitting still for a story time but I figure in time that will change.
She still dislikes tummy time even though she’s got a strong back and neck control.
She rolls to the side but still doesn’t roll over.
She sits with help but hasn’t used the tripod to hold herself up yet.
She has a little bald patch on the back of her head but it isn’t flat.
She loves her little ring rattle and can play endlessly with it.
She smiles whenever her dad or her mom walk into the room.
Blowing raspberries at 9:30pm instead of sleeping has become a regular occurrence.
She’s ticklish on her tummy, chest and sides but not her feet or arms.
She loves it when I make her toy giraffe or toy duck talk using funny voices. She loves the conversations I have as ‘BG’s mom and her giraffe/duck.
She sneezes in multiples.
She naps three times a day naturally: 12-1pm, 3-5pm, 7-8pm. She then goes to sleep from 9:30 (although she really conks out around 10:30) to 7am, with an occasional quick wake up at 5am. We tried getting her to sleep from 7pm-7am but that led to more late night waking.