Finding the time to sit down and blog lately has been tough. This little beauty keeps us busy. Between the constant housework, running around, grocery shopping, laundry and spending every minute in between with Josie, the day is over before I know it. Yet another month has come and gone and my baby girl is 5 months old!
It’s so hard to imagine. She is growing and changing so fast.
I cry just a little bit every night as I lay her in her crib. I mourn the newborn days; yet look forward to her developing witty little brain. I miss being pregnant.
We certainly have been blessed with the most amazing little girl. She is so patient, so calm. She rarely cries. Talks a lot! And I mean a lot! If only I could understand what it is that she is saying. I do hear her say “momma” certain times. Or at least I’d like to think that is what she is saying.
She’s discovered her feet. As in “I think I will just chew on this”. She is very good at entertaining herself. I’m pretty sure that this is expected at this age. And when she can’t reach her foot into her mouth, she gets a little mad and grunts. It’s pretty entertaining.
She lies awake in her crib in the mornings now. I hear her talking to herself, moving around from back to tummy, to tummy to back, looking around at her surroundings. She would lie there for hours if we didn’t go rescue her. She is so good at just entertaining herself and talking herself back to sleep. But we often have to go get her and make sure that she eats because if it were up to her, she’d skip that feeding (or many feedings). Like I mentioned before, she rarely cries.
She started laughing and giggling. It’s still sort of hard to get her laughing but Daddy’s pretty good at it. I love the way he talks to her. She absolutely adores him. I love to watch them lay together on the couch at nighttime. She lay so peaceful and content taking in shape and contours of his face. She admires him, as do I. My heart melts just a little bit more watching them bond. She is Daddy’s girl and I always knew it. He’s so protective, so loving. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better Daddy for her. He is perfect. She is perfect. Our little family is perfect. Our life is perfect.
She now knows her name. When I say “Josie”, she turns her head and gives me that big gummy smile that just makes every thing riding on my shoulders and mind just disappear. She is the light of my life. The best part of my day. The most amazing little girl.
I can’t wait for everyone at home to finally meet her. You will, without a doubt, adore her as well. She is such a sweetheart.
She really enjoys laying on the floor with her play gym. She will talk and talk and talk and talk until she wears herself out. When it gets quiet I know that she has probably fallen asleep down there.
We bought a foam floor mat that connects like a puzzle. It was a good find off of Amazon and made with safe materials (which is hard to find). It’s perfect since we have hardwood floors.
When she hears either Daddy or I on speakerphone she will stop what she is doing, look very carefully at the phone and smile really big. She recognizes our voices. I love that!
She still isn’t tall enough for her activity jumper, although when I put her in it for the brief time that I have, she loved it. Especially the sun.
We finally got her a high chair. We went with the recommendations of my sister-in-law, Jennifer and got the Chicco Polychair. She is still too short for it because the tray is really high. Josie’s grandpa (my Dad) bought it for her.
We recently started going outside for walks in her stroller. She absolutely loves it. She is just so quiet and takes in all of her surroundings. It’s hard to get out and do it for very long because of the heat here. And recently we had a lot of rain so the mosquitos are getting worse and starting to hatch. I did buy a screen for her stroller though and used it once.
She enjoys going out and running errands. She rarely cries and enjoys looking at everything around her. I love watching her look with curiosity. Sometimes I catch her looking at me and staring then when we make eye contact she gives me a smile and cringes up with excitement. It is so cute!
Unfortunately, she is losing her hair. She is going bald on the areas of her head where she lays. Sadly, I am losing my hair too. Which led me to get it completely chopped off last weekend. It’s above my shoulders. Shortest it’s been in years. But I like it. It’s easy. It is still falling out but not in chunks like before. I guess this is part of being a mom now. My days of giving a crap are long over.
She is still fitting into size 3 month clothing. And is still in size 1 diapers. But just about ready to move up in both very, very soon.
Her nails grow like weeds. And she is constantly scratching her little elbows, knees and neck. Poor thing still has irritating eczema and random flare-ups.
I can’t say it enough but I love our four days straight together. It is never, ever long enough. And going back to work on Friday is harder and harder each week. I never want to leave her.
Obviously, she is very photogenic. She always knows when the camera is on her. And luckily gives us that big beautiful smile. She is so beautiful.
We don’t go anywhere without Sofie the Giraffe. I never understood the hype about this giraffe while I was pregnant. And I still don’t understand why it seems to be her favorite. But it was totally worth the $23+ dollars it was to get one because it sure soothes a bored baby.
She is getting better about sitting up on her own without help. She can sit on her own tripod style with lots of grunting. She can’t do it too long because it hurts her little tummy but it’s cute to see her tackle it on her own. Soon enough she will be sitting up with no assistance at all. Stop growing my baby!
We’ve tried everything for her eczema: Curél, Eucerin, Mustela, Vanicream, Metaderm, Cetaphil, Babyganics, Aquaphour, California Baby and Aveeno. Nothing really seems to make it better. Not even hydrocortisone. So I try not to use that because it will come right back regardless.
She still curls her toes all of the time (as you can see in most pictures).
I love how she rubs her little feet on my side when I hold her over my shoulder.
I bought another Baby Bjorn Original carrier that is smaller and easier for me to use. She loves it.
She even loves the one that her Daddy will carry her around in while he has her on the weekends. His is bigger and can eventually be used on his back to carry her.
I wish I had more time to update on the blog. I think about it all the time and often say “I wish I could post this”. I recently made a Facebook again. It’s not something I really am happy about but it is a lot easier (with certain things) to keep friends and family updated and in the loop. As well as being able to keep tabs on my family and friends.
Here are a few (just a few-haha) of my favorites:
I hope to update more often but it is very hard. So happy 5 months to our beautiful little princess! We love you Patoots! To the Moon and Back!