Today, our baby is 5 months old!
I would say that this past month has been the biggest and most amazing in terms of milestones and development so far. I am absolutely astounded literally every day to see the changes that happen right before my eyes.
Over the past month...
*Leah learned to reach and grasp, and has been practicing it diligently
*She can now pull herself up (with the help of Mommy or Daddy's hands) from a laying to standing position
*She can sit up almost entirely unassisted
*She can pull herself up from a slightly elevated laying position to sitting without help, and can pull herself back if she falls too far forward
*She LOVES toys; she wasn't really that interested before this month
*E-v-e-r-ything is going in her mouth, and I'm fairly sure she began teething, although I can't find evidence of any teeth yet
*She has finally learned to be content in the car (pause for Mom to do a happy dance!!!), and no longer screams each and every time we go somewhere
*Officially graduated out of her 3 month clothes and into her 6 month clothing about a week ago. Her 3/6 month outfits still fit, but I don't have much hope that they will for long
*She tried solid food for the first time, although we have a long way to go before we're proficient at it
*Started sleep training, and has generally been doing well falling asleep on her own, putting herself back to sleep after eating and taking much longer naps (again: Happy Dance!)
*Is so much more interactive, playful and intense about the world than she has been in past months!
*Is exhibiting more and more of that funny, independent, stubborn, sweet, wonderful personality every day.
She is a little girl who knows exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it, and we love that sweet pumpkin more with each passing day!