Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Five Months

Whoops. Ivy has been a (joyous) handful these past few weeks, and it's been hard to find time to sit down and type! Five months - the age I always said was my favorite baby age. She is getting such a personality, and is changing so fast. Here are some quick bullet points:

* She is reaching for everything and putting most of them in her mouth (or just yanking/pinching)
* She's starting to pay attention to the dog and cat - and reach for them too
* She's interested in us eating and drinking: follows cups and silverware with her eyes and tries to grab them out of our hands if she's close
* Every chance she gets, when she's on her back she tries so hard to sit up. As soon as she wakes up in the morning it's the first thing she does
* She's still not that interested in rolling over but really likes sitting - and she's starting to be able to sit unassisted (except for behind her) for short periods of time
* She's starting to enjoy peekaboo, and being (gently) thrown up in the air, and her little bouncer activity thing at day care

It's Thanksgiving week, which last night I started calling The Week of Three Mondays. On (the real) Monday, the car was icy in the morning and I couldn't find the scraper, so I was ten minutes late to work. On Tuesday, I forgot to take milk to day care with me and Ivy was completely out, so I had to drive all the way home to pick it up and all the way back to day care to drop it off; and I was an hour late to work. And then last night, my day care provider texted me to let me know that she had to rush to Philadelphia to visit her ailing father, and she couldn't watch Ivy today, so I had to take the day off. Not that I'm complaining about that - I have been really enjoying spending the day with her. Just like old times, when I was on maternity leave, but more fun 'cause she's a more interesting kid now.

A couple of days ago we dressed Ivy up in a Santa suit that Cory bought last Christmas when I was pregnant, and we took photos of her for our Christmas card. She was sort of cooperative. I'll show you next month. :)