Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Caroline at 5 months

Caroline's 5 month mark happened the week of Thanksgiving- that's my only excuse for this being a week and a half late.  We'll just have to see how the next one goes (Christmas Day... right).

Caroline is so sweet and she's a typically happy baby.  Her favorite thing right now is to play with her toy gym (I should have gotten a picture, but didn't).  It's so fun to watch her intentionally reach for things now and she loves to grab onto anything and everything.  She has also started sucking on everything but is especially partial to her fingers- they're just so convenient.  She still sleeps really well and will usually sleep for a 10 hour stretch.   Her head control is great now and she does well in the bumbo, but she doesn't like to lift up her head when she's on her tummy- she's started putting her bum in the air instead.  She has mostly figured out how to use her voice and will often carry on very sweet little conversations of random noises and coos.  She is still our little one and is still comfortably in 0-3 month clothes, although for the sake of the weather she sometimes drowns in 3-6 months outfits.   She has a bit of a flat spot on the back-right side of her head because she always sleeps with her head turned the same way, so we've been trying to lay her down with her head the other way so she'll have a nice round head- it's only mildly successful.  She's something of an escape artist and somehow manages to get out of her socks no matter what I do to keep them on- and has even managed to get her socks off even when I put footy pajamas on over them.  We still swaddle her when she sleeps but I think those days need to come to an end soon- even though she un-swaddles herself whenever she wants.
She is such a cute cute kid- and I'm not the only one that thinks so :)
We love our sweet little Caroline!



 I was trying to get a picture of her smiling, but the flash on the camera was just too mesmerizing.




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 Comparisons:
one week

one month

two months

three months
four months

five months