Alaina turned 5 months old over the weekend. She seems to have had a growth spurt recently because she suddenly can’t fit into a lot of her 3-6 month clothes and is wearing a lot of 6-9 month stuff.
Here are some tidbits about her 5th month:
-She rolled over! From her back to her stomach and has become much more efficient at doing it the past week. She hasn’t shown any interest in doing it the easier way- from her stomach to her back. Surely that’s a sign that she’s a genius and likes to take on the challenging way of doing things! :)
-She (and we) survived her first illness. Her first cold and cough turned into a respiratory virus and a double ear infection. After 2 weeks, 2 types of antibiotics, and lots of sleepless nights, she finally got better. She was snuggly while she was sick, which we enjoyed, but it was heartbreaking to see her feeling so icky and pathetic (like the pic below) and not being able to do anything for her.
-She is starting to laugh more. Right now, she laughs ala Bevis and Butthead (huh, huh), which just makes me laugh even more.
-She is thoroughly obsessed with her feet.
-The only socks we can keep on her feet are Puma brand ones. All the other ones, she manages to get off by rubbing her feet together until they come off.
-This girl is LOUD! She can be really “talkative”- making “ah” noises for long periods and sometimes changing the pitch so she sounds like Tarzan. It’s usually really amusing. Except when you’re in the grocery store and people look at you weird because it sounds like your daughter is auditioning for the next Exorcist movie. Thank goodness she hasn’t started doing it in church!
-She is becoming more interested in Mya and has reached out to touch her. And Mya has reacted to this beautifully!
-She survived her first weekends alone with Mommy while Daddy travels with the baseball team.
-She continues to love shoving anything she can possibly get her hands on into her mouth.