Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And 19 turns to 20

Week 19 went by SO fast (and now week 20 is almost half over)!! I can't believe that my baby girl is almost 5 months old! Our friends had a baby a month or so ago and every time I see that sweet little boy I miss my tiny little girl. I know that Brooklynn is still little, but I feel like I did not savor her infancy enough. I miss holding that tiny little body in my arms and I really can't believe how fast they grow! I enjoy the baby that she is now and I love the milestones that she is reaching as she grows and develops, but part of me wishes we were back to the just got home from the hospital stage!

Brooklynn has been a little cranky lately, thank you teething, and is still not sleeping as well as she used to. Not loving the regression of waking up to eat every 3 hours! She hasn't done that since she was 2 weeks old! But she is still super cute and lovable.
She is getting so strong and usually exhibits her strength by pulling my hair! Ow!
One of her new favorite things is to stand on the floor in front of you, holding your hands of course. She LOVES doing this. If she is facing forward she will turn her head back and look at me with a huge smile on her face, she just thinks she is such a big girl! She also likes to stand and hold herself up on a table, the bathtub, or anything that is her height.
Speaking of bathtubs, I decided that it was finally time to move Brooklynn out of the infant bathtub and into the real bathtub for bath time. She loves it! She gets so excited to splash around and kick. 

Brooklynn has become quite the talker lately. And she seems to have found her voice in the form of screeching! Yup, we have a screecher! Makes for good times!
Her new talking face (when she isn't screeching!)

We have definitely had some exciting moments the last week and a half!

We started Brooklynn on rice cereal last Tuesday. A lot of days she was eating every two hours, or less on occasion, and I was hoping that it would help her to sleep better at night. She's still getting used to it, but I think she likes it. The hard part for us is that she doesn't like to sit still to be fed! And she would much rather be feeding herself, or at least have her hands in the mix. So far it hasn't helped the sleeping, but that's ok.
First bite...
and we got a smile!
This is what happens when you sneeze into your spoon!
Probably the most exciting thing is that Brooklynn has been working on her sitting skills! She's getting pretty good and will last a minute or two, unless she sees something interesting and has to reach for it! She still needs to work on her balance, but she's getting there!

Just some more pictures from the last week and a half:

I love it when they eat their own feet! So cute!!
This is how the cool kids use their pacifiers
Just hanging out with the girls!
Mauling cousin Chloe!



  1. CARA! your girl is the ultimate doll. i love her. i really really love her.