Yesterday, Anneliese turned 5 months old. We’re having so much fun together!
Last month, she was getting better at grasping things, but this month, she’s becoming more precise with her aim. She can usually grab toys she wants on the first try, moving her hands slowwwwly toward it. She also holds her pacifier in her hands, turning it over and over, looking at it intently. ONCE she even managed to put it in her mouth the right way on her own!
She’s figuring out her depth perception and learning how to make her limbs do what she wants, so one of her activities lately is looking at her hand, moving it further from her, and closer to her face. She does this several minutes at a time sometimes.
Anneliese has started smiling with her lips closed sometimes, and often does this really adorable tongue-out smile. The tongue also comes out when she’s concentrating on an important task, like moving a toy between her hands.
We suspect she may be starting the long process of teething, since now instead of waking at night whimpering, then stopping when we address her needs, she CRIES at night. She’s also gumming everything (not “nursing” on things with her tongue, but biting and gnawing with her gums), chewing on her fingers, and drooling much more.
So we have an assortment of cold teething toys in the freezer, and some not-cold ones like this pretty wooden teether from Little Sapling Toys.
Anneliese is very observant, and every time people meet her, they comment on how ALERT she is.
She’s getting so much bigger… 25 inches long!
Happy 5 months, baby girl!
(This one’s a bit truncated as far as monthly updates go, since I’m visiting with family in South Carolina right now.)