Thursday, August 13, 2009

Five Months Old

I can't believe my baby girl is five months old! It does not seem possible! I love the little love bug more everyday! She brings such joy to our lives!
Look at those legs...I could eat them for brunch; they are so yummy!
Taking her picture is becoming more and more challenging! She is interested in EVERYTHING around her. If her little arms and legs would let her, she would take off. She can't stand it!
What is going on in Cilla's life:
*Just started on solid food and LOVES it! She has loved everything so far- oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, and pears. She even loves the food I make for her - YAY! (I am trying to make homemade baby food).
*Has the potential to sleep 12 to 12 1/2 hours at night but only does it every third or fourth night. Most night she sleeps about 10. She is a horrible cat napper! In fact, we call her Kitty Cat because of her napping patterns. Some days she will only sleep a total of one hour. It makes me want to lose my mind.
*She loves her paci, but we have had some deep issues with it. We had to have a sleep boot camp. That is another blog post! I was getting up three and four times a night to put it in at one point!
*She is quite the little rolly polly. She rolls every which way. Front to back, back to front. One eighties in every direction.
*She has just started sitting up on her own for short periods of time.
*Her best friend is Sophie (our little dog). She watches Sophie's every move and Sophie watches Cilla's! Look out Soph, only a couple more months of freedom!
*Only cuddles with me when she is really makes me kind of sad, honestly. She is ready to be on the go!!! No time to sit and love on mom!
*Has the best toothless smile in the world. Laughs and giggles all the time (sigh). I love that about her!
*Has, what we formally call, a furrowed brow...constantly. Flint says she is already worried about the economy, her taxes, and paying for college!
*I get asked a lot if she really keeps the bows on her head and the answer is- YES! You have to start 'em young, folks! I think she thinks the bow is part of her head! She knows no different!
*Loves to read books. Her favorites are her Bible storybook, "Snuggle Puppy", "Food Fight", a book about her Grammie (that I had made), and her Emmit Smith coffee table book! That, of course, is Flint's book of choice to read to her...and she actually listens like she knows what he is talking about! SO funny!
*Still likes "Praise Baby" although would rather just be playing in her jumperoo or on her play mat.
*Loves SportsCenter and I am not kidding!
*Loves the remote control. Again, not kidding!
*Still LOVES the pool and her bath. Those are her happiest times of the day.
*Loves to go....anywhere! The noisier, the better!
*Is such a little social butterfly. I am so thankful. She loves people and is not shy...not too clingy to her mommy and daddy!
*She is her Daddy's girl! She lights up when she sees him!

I thank God everyday for our precious gift, baby Cilla! Our lives are so richly blessed because of her! We love you, sweet pea!


Jennifer said...

She is a doll! I cannot believe she is already 5 months old. Her outfit is adorable!

Sally said...

love me some Cilla!! :)
Savor each day goes so fast! This is so special tho that you are journaling it all on your blog...a great way to keep it all in fresh in your memory!!!

Kelly said...

She is just beautiful!!!!
Harper won't cuddle with momma either and that makes me so sad - she always moves her arms and legs and bucks her back to get away when I try to hold her. She's too busy to be held. :-)
These girls are the best things ever!!!

The Allens said...

Oh my gosh! Wonderful, wonderful post! I am glad you are blogging more.

Megan said...

Cilla's outfit is too cute!

Corby and Lauren said...

Cilla looks adorable in that outfit!!! We'd like to borrow it when she grows out of it. :) Corby said the next time he has to work in Temple, I could go with him and stay with y'all... sounds like fun to me! I'll let you know when!

tara said...

i so love hearing all about your girl! LOL about the brow, we too have a "serious" one on our hands! :)
good for you making her food, i did all of greyson's and plan to make luciana's as well. the book, first meals by annabel karmel is a wonderful help!! thanks so much for stopping by our blog!!

Deb said...

OMG! I LOVE her outfit (and her too!) You are seriously going to be fighting the boys off of her - hopefully Warren can restrain himself! LOL

Baby Blues and Wrestling Moves said...

she is such a cutie! She's a great combo of you two. Glad you're doing good!

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

she is so cute!

Kristen said...

I stumbled upon your blog and LOVE your little girl! I have a 5 month old daughter too, who is a little chunk like your sweet Cilla. And she also keeps her bows on because she wears them ALL the time except when sleeping and always has. lol. Cassidy sounds very similar to your baby girl - enjoyed reading about her!