Five days ago you turned five months old! I hope you forgive me for writing this so late. Things have been VERY busy with Mommy and Daddy the last week: Mommy started a new job and Daddy has been interviewing for residencies like a mad man. However, this letter isn't about us. This letter is about the AMAZING daughter that you are. Because truly, you are.
One thing is for sure. You have made us laugh CONSTANTLY this month. You give us the silliest faces. This month, you became a big fan of your jumping jack and your exersaucer. Even though we placed you in it last month too, this month you really started PLAYING with it rather than just sitting aimlessly in them.
At 5 months, you're a whopping 16.5 pounds and wearing size 2 diapers. You are in 6 month clothing, and depending on the brand, you'll fit in to 6 - 9 month clothing. The vast majority of your 3 - 6 month outfits don't fit you anymore because believe it or not, you're too tall! Maybe you will be a WNBA star like your Daddy desires. Your main change, developmentally, is how much you grab out and hold on to your toys. I can't put ANYTHING around you or you'll grab it and bring it in to your mouth. You've already tried eating my wallet, cell phone, and keys.
This month was really special because for over half of it, Daddy was home with you. He LOVED every minute with you and captured some special moments.
Every single smile of yours made his day, and mine too.
A HUGE change is that you've now been eating rice cereal, barley, and oatmeal for over a month! You're really good at eating it. I mean, REALLY good. You basically sit on your own if you have any kind of support. However, you're not sitting completely by yourself yet. You need a pillow next to you at least.
A few funny changes this month are the noises you make with your mouth! You LOVE to blow raspberries. Seriously, you could do it for 20 minutes straight and not stop. Just when I was getting used to that though, you started doing another new thing...GROWLING. Yep! Growling. It's the weirdest thing ever. haha.
Also, you've started sleeping like this. I can't figure out why you do it, but you do it in your crib too. I find you in about a million positions in the crib now: on your belly (even though we always put you on your back), with your hands through the rungs (which gives me a heart attack just about every morning), and then your favorite (the picture above) where you practically break your neck.
It's all good though. You're a cool girl. I mean, after all, your parents are pretty kick ass.
I know all parents say this, but I can tell you're smart. Within the first week of eating your rice cereal, you practically started feeding yourself. You are quite independent, just like your Mommy. You didn't want ME feeding you, so you took that spoon out of my hand and said "look Ma, I can do it too!"
On your 5 Month birthday, you fed yourself your entire bottle for the first time. Previously, you have done a few of the ounces, but only the last few because your bottles are so heavy (you like to eat, what can I say). However, since then, you have fed yourself the entire bottle every single time. It's very impressive!
I love you. I can't say it enough. I never knew I could love somebody so much that I've only known for 5 months! But somehow, each month, I love you more and more. And, I can't wait to see you change everyday. You are, and will be, an amazing baby, girl, and woman. Thank you for letting me witness it all.
Love you, Mommy
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