Thursday, March 7, 2013

5 months: Rolling Along

Well our precious doll is rolling both ways now. She immediately flips from back to belly in order to play & drool on whatever's in sight. Of course it all goes in the mouth, and we've started instructing Owen what toy sizes are 'Amelia appropriate'!
In the last week as well she's started scooting and rotating 180 degrees. She's no longer in the same position I put her down in the crib either. How is this all happening so fast?
Doll Baby

Owen wanted in on the photo shoot as well. OK seriously I know that I am biased, but I think they are both beautiful.
Rolls in action.
The Bitsy and the Itsy Bitsy all matchy-match. I'm sure this will not be the last photo op with these girls in matching clothes. 

Matching hats!

Happier to lay and play than be entertained any other way. She's sort of over her bouncy chair & tries often to flip out of the bumbo. She does like the exersaucer...but not as much as rolling on the floor! 

We got in a 20 hour visit with Auntie Britt in mid-Feb & Millie still fits in the vest! Here we are at the Toyota dealership in Co, Mo where Britt bought a gorgeous new Prius & drove it back home to L.A.

Daddy was gone much of Feb, so she tried to get her snuggles in while she could!
His arms are just so cozy!

She's rolling superbly, but gets stuck where she lands, so it was time to take the bumper out. No need for suffocating, I figure. Owen is LOVING the increased access to her now, and he'll often go in after she wakes to share his cars.

Here they are waiting to skype with Daddy. It's amazing what smart phones can do these days.

This baby is a faucet. She's a constant drooler.
But she's just gorgeous.

Tell me I'm pretty!
In other news, she LOVES the dog, and laughs hysterically at her.

Most nights of Feb she woke up 3-4 times at night.... uggh. So we've instituted the 'Miracle blanket' (IE... straight jacket swaddle), and nursing + formula before bed. In the last week or so she's gone from waking at 11:30, 2:00, 5:00 to sleeping from 8:30-2, and then usually again until 6. I feel like a brand new person, and I've even had enough energy to exercise twice. Who knew that could be so exciting? !

We're still not on a daytime routine of sorts, but we're getting there. She's a much better napper than Owen (who was & still is a 40-60 min napper). This week she's had several 2.5-3 hour naps!

When Owen was defending my doctorate and finishing up school. Though the 2 kiddos overwhelm me at times (OK, a lot)... I need to remember how awful that time was and how this is SO much better!!!! If you want a refresher on Owen at 5 months, just click the link.

I plan to start cereal this weekend, so stay tuned for some sure-to-be-awesome pics & videos.

We love you all. xxoo, The Wades

1 comment:

  1. I canNOT wait to squeeze those cheeks. I'm a sucker for your adorable babies!! ;)