Lily, we can’t believe you are almost half a year old! December 28 seems like it was so long ago. You have grown so much in 5 months. It’s amazing to us how much growing and learning a little person can accomplish in such a short time. We love watching you grow and learn new skills. One of your favorite things to do is pet and smile at Sanibel. It’s so sweet when you reach out to touch her! You also like to feel her tongue (shh! Don’t tell your grandparents). We think the two of you will be best friends when you get a little older. We thank God for you and pray for you daily. We are reminded daily what a blessing you are. We love you!!!
Firsts: eating cereal from a spoon, Mother’s Day, Mommy’s Birthday, meeting Auburn coaches, play in the exersaucer and Johnny Jump Up (or Julie Jump Up as your Daddy refers to it), Baby Dedication at church, retirement party (for Randy Sims–Mommy and Daddy’s youth pastor), Field Day, swim suit, graduation party (for Kayla O’Connor)
News Headlines: oil spill in the Gulf
Favorite Toy: You finally found your toes and you LOVE putting them in your mouth!
Mommy and Daddy’s Favorite: when you roll your tongue and make the “ooo” sound and when you reach out to play with Daddy’s face
Milestones: rolling over, eating cereal, sitting up with less support, eating your toes, playing in your exersaucer and Johnny Jump Up (you can now support yourself enough to do so), petting Sanibel, you are taking your paci more and thumb less
Weight/Length: around 15 pounds and 25 inches
Like Mommy: You are a light sleeper. It doesn’t take much to wake you up, especially during the day. Your naps usually last 30-45 minutes at a time. Thankfully, if you wake up at night, you go right back to sleep.
Like Daddy: You are looking a little more like him each day.
Best Memory: 1) The night before Mommy’s birthday we didn’t get you into the bed until 11pm. However, you still woke up the next morning at 6 am on the dot to eat. After you ate, you cuddled up with Mommy and Daddy and slept for 2 more hours. 2) You love to reach out and touch Daddy’s face. You recently discovered his bottom lip and you like to grab it and pull on it. Daddy makes a noise and you think it’s so funny!
Biggest Challenge: You can roll over from your back to your tummy with no problem. You get frustrated on your tummy but you haven’t realized that if you just roll over to your back you will be satisfied. Many times Mommy or Daddy have to give you a gentle push over to your back.
How We Spend the Day: Mommy has still been at work during May, so more people have been keeping you during the week. The first week was Mommy’s friend Erin (who also kept you for a week in April), then your Aunt Katie, then your great-grandparents Mom and Pop, then your Daddy. Mommy’s last day at work was the 27th, so now she is at home with you for the summer!!!
Funniest Moment: T-Bone was holding you shortly after you had finished a bottle. You projectile vomited all over his face and shirt. Of course Mommy had to get a picture of that before he cleaned up!
How We Celebrated Your 5th Month: Mommy and Daddy’s 3rd wedding anniversary was the 26th, so Grandma Reese and Grandaddy offered to keep you the 28-30 of May so we could celebrate. We spent the day packing up and getting you to your grandparents house. It’s Mommy’s first time away from you overnight 😦
With Trooper Taylor…I wasn’t expecting him to hold you since you were sound asleep, but as soon as he saw you, he got excited and immediately grabbed you out of my arms and you stayed asleep! Then he tried to take you on the tour bus with him 🙂
And you are done..not too messy! I don’t know if you actually ate any of it. You kept head-butting the spoon and getting it all over your face and up your nose. You would also collect a lot of cereal in your mouth and gag yourself. We’re really going to work on using a spoon this summer. Mommy is getting a food processor so she can make you some baby food!
Talking “ooos” with Aunt Krissy Poo at lunch…excuse me, Dr. Kristen Evans. She just graduated with a doctorate in audiology from AUBURN!!! War Eagle!!! She also just got a job offer in SC, so we will have to go visit her!