Monday, August 31, 2009

5 Months..and 22 weeks..

Miss Caroline turned 5 months old yesterday and 22 weeks old today. I know I say this all the time but I love this age! Here's what she's been up to this month..

  • She's tripod sitting
  • She passes toys from hand to hand
  • She is really laughing now..she has been giggling for a while but she belly laughs now..especially at Jake
  • She loves mirrors..she loves looking at herself and us in mirrors..if she's in a cranky mood she will always cheer up when she looks in the mirror
  • She has rolled from belly to back a few more times so I guess she does remember how to do that
  • She is very close from rolling from back to belly..she will twist her entire body around except her hips
  • She loves grabbing her toes, especially during diaper changes, which can make things difficult
  • We're still dealing with separation anxiety. We went to Pearsall this weekend and she was playing in her Jumperoo and looking around and she saw Mario's dad and just started crying.
  • She's still in size 2 diapers but they are getting a little tight.
  • She's still in 3-6 month clothes and a few of them are getting a little tight because she's so long.
  • She loves to be outside and she loves to stare at trees.
  • She's still only had rice cereal, bananas, and sweet potatoes so far and she loves the sweet potatoes. We're going to try a new veggie this week.
  • I'm pretty sure she's teething..she drools like crazy and has had a runny nose for a week (she hates getting it wiped!). I can feel her two bottom teeth right below the gums.
  • She hasn't been very consistent with her night time sleeping for the past two weeks. Sometimes she wakes up once and sometimes she doesn't.

We had to move the Jumperoo up a level because she's getting so big.

This is what Caroline thinks of the way the Astros have been playing lately.
Listening to her cousin read to her.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

21 weeks (4 3/4 months)..

Miss Caroline is 21 weeks old today. She'll be 5 months old on Monday and I can't believe it!

Our always happy, smiling baby is starting to experience some separation anxiety. When someone else holds her she gets a big pouty lip and tears start streaming down her face. It's cute and sad at the same time.

We're moving right along with solids. We did rice cereal mixed with bananas, then just bananas last week. She didn't seem overly interested and wouldn't really take more than a few bites. This weekend we started sweet potatoes and she loves them! She can eat a tablespoon at a time. I can't get the spoon into her mouth fast enough. She grabs for it. I'm not sure what we're going to try next. Maybe something that isn't so sweet.

She either forgot how to roll over or is just refusing to do it anymore. I guess we should enjoy her being immobile for now. She has started lifting her arms and legs while she's on her looks like she's paddling on a surfboard.

We tried putting her to bed with her arms unswaddled last night becuase she always seems like she's struggling to get her arms out and it was a big fail. She woke up at midnight. We reswaddled her with her arms down and she slept until we woke her up this morning.

Here are some pictures and captions from the past week.

Eating bananas

She has really started to notice Jake this past week. She likes to touch him. He's been great with her. He lets her grab his nose and he licks her toes.

She started tripod sitting this week. She can stay up for about 30 seconds at a time.

She reaches for us all the time..pretty much anytime we put her down.

Caroline had her second play date with her friend Kadence. Kadence is 6 weeks younger than Caroline. It's cute to see them look at each other.

Here they are when Caroline was almost 13 weeks and Kadence was almost 7 weeks.

Here they are now..Caroline is 21 weeks and Kadence is 15 weeks.
She went to her first birthday party this weekend but she was tired from her play date.
Yummy sweet potatoes.
We bought her a swing for the front porch. She's still a little small for it but she should be able to use it for a while.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

20 weeks old and a trip to Houston..

We had a busy weekend. I have lots of pictures to share so I'll just write about the weekend in the captions of the pictures.

Caroline's still getting used to her doorway jumper. I think this is definitely something she will be able to use for several more months.
Friday was my 27th birthday. Mario and Caroline made me a sign. We went to dinner with my family at the Texican. We went there for my birthday last year and that's where we told them I was pregnant. We then went back to our house and had cake. We celebrated on Thursday because we were heading to Houston on Friday.
Caroline dressed and ready for the trip to Houston.
In the car on the way. I don't know if I've talked about it before but the pink thing has a hole in the middle of it. It's supposed to take some of the pressure off of the back of the head and help prevent flatness.
We went to dinner on Friday with my grandparents, my great aunt and uncle, and my aunt and cousin. Only my grandparents had met Caroline before. Here she is with her Great Great Aunt Becky. Caroline was very well behaved as usual. She's a pro at going to restaurants. We do end up holding her most of the time because we want to keep her off of her head. I can't wait until she can sit in a high chair.
After dinner we went to my grandparent's house and had cake and ice cream.
Hanging out at the hotel.
Getting ready to head to the hotel pool.
I guess bathing suit season is almost over at Babies R Us. This is the only suit that was in Caroline's size. It's not the color I would have picked out but it worked.

The hotel pool was indoors..and freezing! She was in the water for less than 5 minutes. We were disappointed in the water temperature because we had planned on hanging out at the pool for a while.

The reason we were in Houston was for my college roommate's wedding reception. The dress I brought for Caroline to wear ended up being too small. I had to run to the mall to find something else. Mario stayed at the hotel with Caroline and started playing with the camera.
We went to lunch at Mario's Flying Pizza..we always pass by it when we go to Houston and Mario wanted to try it. We let Caroline gum a piece of crust for a few minutes. She didn't eat any of it but enjoyed gumming it.
I thought this was cute even though Caroline shouldn't be watching tv. There's not much to do at a hotel though.

I didn't take many pictures at the wedding reception becuase I was busy holding Caroline. I didn't even get any pictures of her in her dress. She ended up drooling all over it so we changed her into a onesie. She was very well behaved and laughed and smiled a lot.
On Sunday we decided to head down to Galveston to show Caroline the beach. We had originally just planned to walk down by the water and leave but at the last minute we decided to put on our swimsuits and get in the water.

Caroline loved the water. We took turns sitting with her right where the water comes in. She loved touching the sand and feeling the water on her legs.

I thought this was cute.

We stopped at a store on the way out of Galveston and bought this onesie. It says "Don't be a Litterbug, Keep Galveston Island Beautiful."