5 months young!

Mommy’s big girl! You are 5 months old now and ready to go go go. The past month has been one full of change for you. A few weeks ago you suddenly stopped sleeping good at night and I knew something was up. Around this time you stopped babbling too.

Then the day before we left for Florida I tried sitting you up on your own on our bed and you did it!

I thought maybe it was just easier to sit on the soft mattress but when we got down to Florida and tried it on Grandma and Grandpa Becker’s carpet you did it again. At first you were unsure of yourself and only could stay for 20 seconds or so but by the end of the week you were starting to balance and could reach out and play with toys while you stayed sitting. Now you catch yourself with your hands if you start to go to one side and can even let yourself down on to your stomach without just completely falling over. You can roll both ways and sometimes do a a complete cycle from tummy back to tummy. You lift yourself up like you want to crawl but mostly just scoot backwards.

You also suddenly started talking again when you turned 5 months. The last two nights you have had a long talking session around dinner time. You use your tongue more and it basically sounds like “blah, blah, blah”.

You’ve started sleeping a little bit better on some nights and even slept through the night again the other night but you are still up quite a bit over all because of your next challenge…teeth! When we were in Florida daddy discovered a bump on your gum, half way back! Sure enough you have a molar popping out there already. When we got back to Kansas we used a flash light to look in your mouth and could see a couple of other pimple looking spots, also half way back. I guess you didn’t want to be traditional and get your front teeth first.

You had so much fun in Florida (except for when we had to ride in the car!). We went swimming, to the beach, and met lots of friends and family.

We also celebrated your first Christmas with Grandpa and Grandma Becker and Aunt Britany.

We are having so much fun watching you change and grow every single day.

“Father who breathed into this daughter…

I pray for this girl being formed into eternity….

May the wind always be in her hair

May the sky always be wide with hope above her

And may all the hills be an exhilaration

the trials but a trail,

all the stones but stairs to God.” -Ann Voskamp


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