Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Five Months

Dear Samantha,

Today you are 5 months old! You just get prettier and cuter and more fun every day. In the past few days you have started grabbing at your feet, and now you reach up and grab the little sheep on your swing. Your reach is definitely increasing!

You have been doing a great job with solid foods. You did great with the rice cereal, and you also like avocado and pears. Next we will let you try sweet potatoes. You sure love to eat, especially pears. You get very aggressive when you grab Mommy's hand and pull the spoon to your mouth. You really like to drink water out of a glass, too. You are such a big girl!

You have been doing great at your weekly music classes. We sing and dance and play with instruments. Your class ends this week, but then we will start having music classes with your friends at our house! This week you also started Gymboree Play & Learn classes. You get to play with bubbles and climb all over the gym equipment. I think this first class was a little overwhelming for you with 6 other babies and their mommies - it was a lot of stimulation! You did great though, and had lots of fun "walking" on some big cushions.

You still haven't rolled over again. Daddy is convinced that your big fluffy diapers are keeping you from being able to roll, so we are going to put you in disposables for a day or two to see if that helps. You keep getting started and roll about halfway, but then you get stuck. You seem more interested in trying to crawl or walk than rolling right now!

We just started a bedtime routine with you, and so far it seems to be working pretty well. Around 7:30 we give you a bath, followed by a baby massage. Then I nurse you, read you a story, and then we sing a goodnight song and I lie down with you until you fall asleep. The whole routine takes about an hour. Hopefully it will continue! You are a much happier baby when you get a good night's sleep, and you are a great napper (as long as we aren't too busy being out and about!).

I can hardly believe that you will be half a year old next month. Time is going so fast! It's already hard to believe you used to be so tiny. You are still my beautiful little baby though, and I'm sure I'll always think of you that way!

I love you SO very much,

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