Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 months of giggly Audrey

Dear Audrey,

You are 5 months today. I've deliberately slowed our pace down since the New Year began, after so much activity over the holidays. We have had many days of just staying home, enjoying each other as a family instead of rushing to finish errands or play with friends. It's been nice to lie you down on a blanket in the backyard, and let you stare up at the leaves on the trees while Juliet plays on her slide. If you are the slightest bit fussy, going outside is always an instant cure; your sister was the same way.

You started sitting unassisted this month. Well, at least for about 10 seconds before you topple over! I am so proud of you and also a little sad that you are growing up so fast. I keep trying to take mental snapshots of you because I don't want to get so knee deep in the sleep deprivation (and boy, am I tired!) that this all passes me by.

You are also giggling like crazy. When I say you are a happy baby- oh, baby, do I ever mean it! I was feeding Juliet her lunch today and you were sitting in my lap watching her eat. Juliet decided to throw all her food across the table in dramatic fashion. I was all set to correct your sister's behavior, when all of a sudden you erupted in raucous laughter. You looked right at Juliet as she was misbehaving and were giggling like crazy at her. It was so funny that I couldn't help but laugh myself.

And then this evening, you giggled while your daddy kissed you and tickled your belly. There is nothing better for a mama to see.

You are a little drool monster this month, and often your less-happy moments are obviously from teething. It keeps you up at night and you've had some inconsolable crying a few times from your poor gums. I frantically bought every single teething pain relief item I could find on Amazon this week, but things have seemed to settle for now. I hate teething, and I'm sure you feel the same. Thanks for giggling through it, most of the time!

I love you, forever and ever.

love, mama

stats: breastfeeding every 3-4 hours during day, grabbing at toys, sitting unassisted for short periods. 3 naps per day. bedtime is at 6:30, sleeping for about 5 hour stretch then up every couple hours (teething). no solids yet. still hate the car.

1 comment:

  1. Our little ones are the exact same age!! She is too cute! Congrats on bfing so long!!!