January 28, 2012

on month five...

month five.

I'm once again a wee bit behind on Eisley's monthly post, but I'm just going to go with it. (Also, these photoshoots are getting increasingly difficult as she rolls around and is what I like to call "squirmy jones". Hence the second photo where she looks like a baked potato. Can't win 'em all.) She'll be six months in two weeks (arghhh!), and all she's learned in the past ten days alone just blows my mind. Yesterday I told Jay that I couldn't believe she was almost twelve, and he seemed to think I was getting a ahead of myself. Hmmm.

But let's back up a bit and focus on good ol' month five!

Our daily routine has become much more solid, which is fantastic. I love having an idea of when she'll be napping or when she'll be hungry, and so on and so forth. We never quite recovered from the 4-month sleep regression, and nighttime has been tricky. She typically wakes up at least twice between 8PM and 8AM. Usually it's three times, and she eats every time. I'm just thankful, thankful, thankful that I don't have to work right now because I would need a caffeine IV drip.

Here are a few of my favorite things from her fifth month:
  • We're still holding on to those size 1-2 diapers, because we have about a hundred left. This is especially dangerous whenever I decide to drive somewhere more than a mile away. (As I've mentioned to a couple of my other mommy friends, nothing says classy like changing a diaper in the Dollar Store parking lot.) Note to self: When buying diapers at Costco, ALWAYS go up a size. Amen.
  • She's still wearing 3-month clothes, but considering most of her leggings are now capris, we may be venturing into 6-month territory very soon.
  • Her favorite toys: a tiny plastic seahorse, the remote control, stackable cups, a spatula, a freezable teether, and a bright yellow tube of mascara. She also likes falling asleep to her glowy, musical seahorse friend—and has figured out how to tap it enough to turn it on!
  • She apparently enjoys watching football as much as Jay. Who knew?
  • When she wakes up in the morning, she has rolled from her belly to her back, and is usually a bundle of pure bliss—giggling and rolling around with her stuffed animals.
  • So many spit bubbles! She loves blowing "raspberries".
  • Our Maya Wrap is the greatest thing ever. I wear it whenever we're shopping, and she's absolutely content the entire time. It's magic! Get one!
  • Although she seems a bit wary of strangers, she is quick to warm up. She is fine being passed around from person to person, and doesn't seem to "miss" me yet. Perhaps now would be a good time for Jay and I to go on our first post-baby date?
  • She loves when we let her "walk" around the room while holding onto our fingers. Her steps are so coordinated now, and it makes her look so grown up! Gah!
  • I let her gnaw on apple slices every now and again. Which is pretty cute, if I do say so myself.
  • Although nights are sometimes rough, she is always an incredible napper, taking at least three a day. I'm so thankful for that!
Also, as of almost two weeks ago, we have a mover! Or leapfrog. Or something. (Since this video was taken, she now roams all over the room, which is just crazy. I'm so proud of my little nugget!)

aaaaand we have a mover! from wishcake on Vimeo.


  1. This *might* have made me tear up. I can't wait to snuggle her next month. So excited to see you both and give her lovin' in person.

  2. I went with the stuffed lion in our monthly pictures and it is absolutely shocking how hard it is to get Beckett to focus during our monthly shoot. Who told them they could grow up?!

    Also - the alleged "baked potato" is my favorite picture, maybe ever. So hilarious and cute.

  3. She's adorable, & I love the "baked potato" analogy. Adorable.

  4. Um, your child's movements just made me gol (giggle out loud.) :) So happy I met her!!!

  5. she is absolutely beautiful, and this video made me smile so hard

  6. I love that video! She looks like she's having such a good time!

  7. THAT is crazy movement from a five-month old! Wow wow wow! You will be so very busy soon ;)

  8. i just LOVE watching her grow! and that second picture *almost* made me wet my pants! BAH. she is just too much. i have a major crush :) and what's up with the almost crawling already, miss e?! holymoly. your momma's in BIG trouble. lol.

  9. Awwww, lovely video. It's a good job I'm pregnant or it'd be making me all broody right now!

  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

  11. It's fun to see what I have to look forward to! :)

  12. Such a sweet video! Such a sweet baby girl :)

  13. So precious! Man, it's going to be great to be able to look back on these posts as she grows up.

  14. Oh my GOODNESS! That video is amazing. I laughed every time she did her little belly flop. Meredith hasn't done anything like that yet and I can't wait! Letting her "walk" is a good idea too, I'll have to try that. She is soooo chubbily adorable!

  15. She is just SO cute :)

  16. She is a doll. I loved the video! Oh the cuteness!!!

  17. That video is too cute...I love how she gets up on her hands and knees and then plop! Very nice to meet you and your family!


Thoughts? Questions? General musings? Do share!

If you are asking a question, I will respond here within the comments—so, be sure to click that handy little "notify me" box below to know when I've replied!