Sunday, January 6, 2013

Evelyn is 5 Months!

I am so far behind on this one, but Evelyn turned 5 months old just before Christmas.  She has changed so much in these past few weeks.

Evelyn's personality has really blossomed recently.  She loves to smile and laugh and interact with us.  She will give us this huge, gummy smile and rock her head back and forth as a means of "flirting", so to speak.  She loves to blow raspberries and squeal and giggle.  She is the most mild mannered baby, and hardly ever fusses.  She really just "complains" a little bit when she is hungry or tired, but this is remedied quickly and easily and then she is a very happy baby again.

Evie has also gained a lot of physical strength, most notably in her legs.  At her 4 month appointment, the pediatrician couldn't get her to try to put any weight on her legs whatsoever.  Now, she will stand with us holding her hands.  She really enjoys spending time in her exersaucer.  (Miles and Vivienne also like spending time in her jumperoo, but they don't exactly fit into it well anymore.  And they get stuck in it and call out, "Mommy!  Mommmmmmmmy!!!!" for me to come get them because they can't get out.)  We will probably also buy Evelyn a jumperoo, but we haven't gotten around to it yet.  I'm sure she will like bouncing.

She also rolls both ways now.  We're not really sure when that started happening.  Sometimes when she is napping (or not napping?), she will start wailing and I will find her on her tummy.  I think she thinks she is stuck on her tummy, but I have seen her roll from her tummy to her back a million times.  I think she will hopefully learn to remember this very soon.

Her sleeping is going ok, but not great.  Over the past month, she has started night waking much more frequently.  I feel like these times gravitate around her having a growth spurt or learning a new skill, but it is hard to tell.  We had nights in this past week where she woke up 3 times and we had nights where she only woke up once.  Hopefully, we start leaning back toward the single-waking nights again.  I guess I got spoiled with a baby who only woke up once for her first 4 months of life.

Evelyn's sweet, soft brown hair continues to grow.  She still has a bald spot on the very back, but it seems to be getting smaller.  She still has these huge, sweet brown eyes that narrow into little almonds when she grins with her chubby cheeks.  She has rolls that don't stop on her legs... adorable.

We love our chubby, sweet little girl.  I can't wait to hear her little voice someday and watch those pudgy toes run down the hallway.  On the other hand, I want her to stay my little baby forever.

1 comment:

  1. I know, I kind of want to enjoy the little baby phase for a long time! But watching them learn so many new skills and growing stronger is just wonderful too. She is a beautiful baby and I love that she is inspiring M&V to re-enjoy the jumperoo...I wish we could see all of your kids in person, but at least I get to enjoy the pics.