Saturday, January 14, 2017

Five Month Old Violet

Violet continues to become more content every month.  It has gotten to the point that this once fussy baby is now a very happy baby.  She is smiley, giggly and generally good natured 99% of the time.  It's great!  She is still treated like a celebrity at the house.  All the children are thoroughly enthralled by her.  They love her so much, as do Greg and I.  She brings a lot of joy to our lives.  I'll be sad to see my last baby grow up and no longer be a baby, so I'm trying to soak in as much as I can of this stage!  She is still struggling to gain much weight.  She is a very distracted eater.  Often I have to nurse her in a quiet, dim light room, just the two of us, to have a successful feeding.  She sleeps through the night a couple times a week.  I'm very ready for that behavior to become regular!  This is what is going on with Violet at five months of age.

She has learned: to sleep through the night, to roll over, to transfer items between her hands

She likes: baby food and cereal (especially squash, pears and oatmeal), her bouncer, being held, Mom best closely followed by Dad, her siblings (they make her laugh most often and more emphatically than anyone else), baby toys, baths, chewing on her fingers, Baby Einstein and Elmo

She dislikes: being alone, being confined, the bottle, peas

Things she does that makes us smile/laugh: constant wiggling, plays with her feet, bites her lower lip, baby talk (she says "bub and poop" a lot), big smiles and laughs

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