What a wild month we’ve had! While I write this (a day late, I might add,) I’m watching my daughter CRAWL. CRAWL! It seems so unreal that we’re here already. I feel like every month that passes, I find myself saying a new one is my favorite. And here I am again. I LOVED month five.
My bubbly, smiley little Em, has really found her voice. She’s learned how to shriek and its now her favorite thing to do anytime she’s amused (which is all the time.) My mobile baby, who’s been worming her way around for quite some time now, finally found her knees and got around to using them today. Now I’m in trouble.
In the last month, Millie had her very first Halloween, Thanksgiving, and plane trip! We spent Halloween trekking the neighborhood with big brother, on the hunt for candy. Millie was a baby flamingo, and I can tell you she thoroughly enjoyed her costume- I spent most of the night trying to keep the feathers out of her mouth.
We flew back home to Jacksonville for Thanksgiving, just the two of us. She's a great little flyer. She didn't make a peep on either flight. Although, I'm not in a hurry to travel again. Her sleep schedule really gets interrupted during travel, and it breaks my heart seeing her struggle with it.
I’m not too sure where she’s at as far as weight is concerned, because our scale at home is never the same as the doctor’s office. But she’s happy, eating plenty, and really starting to show signs of being interested in eating solids. She’s been waking more frequently at night to feed and is extremely curious when she sees others eating.
I keep waiting for little tooth buds to pop up, but none so far. The drool is still going like, REALLY strong though! Ha!
Sleep training is still going really well. We redirected for a while and focused on our nap routine, and having that solid has really helped us get her down properly in the evenings. She is however, going through a phase of only wanting to nap in my arms- which is sweet, yet inconvenient. Lol.
This month marked the first time I’d ever been away from her too. My mom swept her off for thirty minutes or so while my sister and I were doing some climbing at the rock gym. I spent about half of that time crying in panic, ha! But I got through it and Millie did just fine.
We’ve recently switched her over to a convertible car seat, in hopes that it would help her with her car issues. So far, I think I do see a little improvement, but it might be too soon to tell. Keep your fingers crossed.
Thing's we've learned about Millie:
Does not like hats.
Holds her breath when she gets cold.
Is obsessed with her toy snail (send backups please!)
Is fascinated by the TV.
Is a great traveler.
Wants to be moving 24/7.
Mill, Millie, Emmy
Laughs and Screeches.
Holds her own bottle.
Imitates facial expressions.
Shows emotions vocally.
Next month, it’s the big six-months! I just don't feel ready! It feels like I just had her yesterday. She’s doing big things! Can’t wait to update you more.