5 months old ! We are loving the little personality that is appearing before our eyes. Little Miss Serious, who keeps all of her best smiles for mummy and daddy (thats how it should be!!). She makes us laugh so much, theres just this little person growing and changing and its utterly adorable.
I'm pretty sure she has done a few new things within this month but they just need time to improve! If I ask for a kiss she will lean in for one! Reggie thinks this is a fluke but I beg to differ strongly ! she does it so many times ! I will ask her for a kiss and she will coyly lean in and plant her mumma a lovely kiss ! its honestly the cutest thing ever! And no doubt in years to come she will pipe up with "mummmmmm" when I ask for one, So I am enjoying every sweet moment of it! I think she waves at people too, there isn't much coordination happening yet so its more of a hand flail but it kinda works. The final thing is I swear she claps her hands together, my auntie was practising loads with her and then she just seems to have been carrying it on, on the odd occasion. I guess these things will improve in time and I mean one day she will be able to do it so its lovely watching her start to learn all these new things. Her sitting is really good, I can confidently leave her sitting playing with her toys which keeps her a lot more entertained. This little girl knows her name too you can be talking away to someone and then say her name, and her little ears will prick up and she will turn to you! I didn't believe it at first but when I researched (googled) babies recognise their name, it refers to them between the ages of 5-7 months.
She cannot roll over ! I let her play on the floor quite a bit when we are at home with her toys sometimes sitting, sometimes I will lay her down and she will turn in a circle on her back (I dont quite know how but she manages it!) But rolling over from back too front, or vice versa is just not happening. She really doesn't enjoy being on her front much anyway to be honest, which may be half the reason why she doesn't roll. But, even if I put her on her front and let her try and roll to her back she just cries! So i'm pretty sure she just won't bother !
We have in a way found an all new game with dummy. If you have read any of my previous blog posts or follow me on instagram, you will have seen my dummy struggles since like day dot! So I tend to offer her a dummy when she's grizzly but if she decides that day/moment she doesn't want it then fine but, lately she will take it then remove it herself ! put it back in and then use it as a bit of a soother, or teether, whatever takes her fancy! (typical girl right here, independent) I guess now she has control over her little hands she can decide if she wants her dummy or not ! and sometimes she will take it out with those little hands and chuck it, yes chuck it! across the floor. So yes I'm going to have my hands full with this one she is so strong willed and determined already.
Since finding her voice more she uses it well to her advantage. Does anyone elses baby tantrum ? (at 5 months old !!??) please let me know. Honestly she may be angel faced but this little girl uses that voice as a vice. The other week we went out shopping and to lunch and her dad was walking her around in the pushchair whilst I looked at something, and I could here this almighty shouting like you would here from a 4 year old having a meltdown. I could then hear Reggie saying calmly "its okay shh shh, lets go find mummy". By the time they got to me Emelia was all red faced (and so was daddy!) and she was rigid in her pram having a paddy. I had to laugh because I am quite used to it with her and tend to just ignore her or say no but, i'm guessing this is normal. Right !? please let me know!! I have to admit she has done this on a few occasions, and she does just sound really really angry ! It's just so so loud and obvious, and I didn't think 5 month olds did this. There is never anything wrong, she just wants what she wants. We have changed Emelia's pram over now to the pushchair. To be honest I think we could of kept it as the pram for that bit longer she was so content in the bassinet, but I just presumed that at approaching 6 months she should be more upright. I guess she doesn't particularly dislike it so I'm sure she will get used to it in time.
Emelia's christening was in the first week of january. It was such a beautiful day and so nice to see so many lovely friends and family. We chose to have Emelia christened in the church in my home village as that is where my mum is buried. It felt really important to have her there at Emelia's day and we layed a rose for her before the ceremony started. We had a floral theme for her day and laced the room where we held the christening party with bunting and fairy lights and added pink and white helium balloons. I made Emelias christening cake and we brought her a beautiful Sarah Louise dress to wear, with matching tights shoes bolero and, of course hair accessory. She looked so lovely and the day was perfect.
We are still exclusively breastfeeding at 5 months and gone are the days where Emelia used to lay quietly in my arms and have a feed ! I know this will only escalate as she gets more mobile too! She loves to have my necklace to play with too or just pulls at my face. Another thing is to punch or slap my chest whilst she feeds sounds funny but it is quite nice when she feeds through the night because she's sleepy she keeps still!!!
We seem to have finally found ourselves a routine in the evening that works too but I feel this needs a separate post as its quite lengthy! I even went to a baby sleep workshop I got that desperate! I can't say anything other than me calming the f@%k down worked though !
All in all its felt like a busy quick month with lots going on at the beginning with christmas, new year, and Emelia's christening. I have to say I am loving doing these updates as part of my blog. Its going to be great to look back on once she's older.
Nursery rhymes ( strange youtube cartoon nursery rhyme thing!)
Sophie the giraffe