Thursday, September 20, 2012

5 Months Old

Today Callie is five months old! I can hardly believe it. Now that we have moved past screaming and colic episodes time seems to be going too fast. The first 3 months seemed to go so slow and now that we are enjoying her as a happy baby it's too fast! I guess you can never control how it goes you just have to enjoy every minute you can. I am so happy that I chose to work part time all year rather than stay home straight for 3 months. I enjoy being home with her 4 days a week and get to see all the new stuff she is doing. I think I would feel like I am missing out if she was doing all her firsts without me.
This month has had a lot of firsts. We started solid foods which is an adventure everyday. She is now eating quite a variety of things: brown rice, oatmeal, bananas, apples, mangos, beets, carrots, cucumbers, peas, avocados, plums, peaches, and chicken. We are excited to keep adding new foods and she loves to eat it all!
Also this month she has really advanced in her gross motor skills; she has learned to sit unsupported for about a minute or two at a time. She also started log rolling to get somewhere and is beginning to roll to push up to sitting, although she prefers to just fall to the ground. She also has learned to get into quadruped on her hands and knees and is beginning to rock herself back and forth. The gross motor seems so fast to me as I am used to working with kids who need a lot of practice to get these skills and Callie seems to learn them in few days without any help. I think she is advanced, but then again I'm one of those mom's who think my kid is the most beautiful/smartest/best/fill in any awesome word here baby.
For fine motor skills she is now able to grasp toys with ease and has good accuracy when reaching for objects. She can hold and shake a rattle and can get items in her mouth without missing, almost everything goes in her mouth these days. She can hold her own spoon and likes to chew on it when she is done eating. She learned to pull her socks off this month, although she hasn't been wearing many socks since its so hot.
She is talking so much more and her sounds are distinguishable; most of them ga and goo sounds but there is quite a variety. She has learned to identify people and places that are
familiar and is very social. She enjoys playing and watching other kids and at home watching the dogs.
Sleeping was on the upswing with only 2 night wakings until teething started and now back up to 4. Hopefully we can cut that back down soon. Callie got her first tooth this month and the second one is close behind.
Phew! Looking back on this month it's been a busy one with lots of new things. Juan and I enjoy her every minute of everyday. She is truly a blessing and I love her so much. I started this blog for all of you so you can keep up with Callie but I am realizing that it is a great reminder for me of the things we have done and having so many photos of her is great as well. I enjoy looking back at my old posts and seeing what life was like back at month 1,2, & 3. I hope I can keep up with this for years to come (although probably not daily). Thanks to everyone who follows us and sends their love to Callie from near and far, we love you all too :)

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