Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Months

Wow...another month come and gone.  How is our little girl already five months?  We're just trucking along.  This little love is as sweet as can be.  Ashlynn has the most beautiful eyes and precious little smile.  She loves to giggle when her daddy tickles her.  One really wonderful thing about her is that she is a fantastic sleeper!  She goes to bed around 8:00 at night and usually wakes up around 6:30 am.  Every once in awhile she will wake up during the night, but all it takes to get her back to sleep is giving her the paci.  She also usually starts waking up around 5:00 am, but again, once she gets the paci she'll go back to sleep for about an hour and a half or so.  The only negative thing about her sleep is that she has this 30 minute internal timer and literally wakes up at 30 minutes on the dot every single time she goes down for a nap.  She used to go back to sleep once I gave her the paci, but not so much anymore.  Ashlynn eats about every three to four hours and is getting some seriously chunky little legs on her.  She's still solely breast fed.  This month she seems to finally be tolerating others more.  And when I say "others," I mean my parents.  That's still about it.  She is definitely choosy on who she gives her love to!  Every once in awhile she will surprise us and let someone else hold her, but it's pretty rare.  I have to admit that I'm ready for her to outgrow that little issue.  She certainly can be a big high-maintenance, but overall, we can't complain!  While she has her challenging moments, she is such a precious little girl.  We are so blessed by this perfect gift from God.

 A few fun highlights from this month:
  • Teeth: We have a tooth!  Her bottom right tooth broke through the gums on January 5th.  The one next to it should come through any day now.  It's almost there.
  • Feet:  Ashlynn has finally found her feet and loves grabbing them and playing with them.  It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.
  • Rolling over: She rolled over for the first time this month.  She can go from front to back pretty well, but she only does it when she wants to.  She also rolled from back to front once, but it's never happened since.
  • Christmas: We got to experience Ashlynn's first Christmas this year and it was wonderful!  She didn't mind meeting Santa one bit and loved all of the fun holiday festivities.  Christmas Day was when she really started letting people other than us handle her.  In fact, she let my Uncle Andy hold her for quite awhile!  She got a fun little red car from Santa and will be able to play in it as soon as she can sit up on her own. :)  She got to have Christmas with us at home as well as both of my parents' sides of the family.

No measurements for this month since we didn't have a doctor's visit, but she wears size 1 diapers and 3 months in clothes.

And a few more pictures from this month:

Looking impressed by the awesome Christmas outfit

Cute hat on a cute girl

Taking a ride with Sissy

A little tummy time

First trip to the zoo!

Reading a story with sister


A little jungle gym time

Christmas cutie

First time in the exersaucer

"Mom, should we be worried that there's a huge bear behind us?"

Precious little love

Unimpressed by something

Sister picture


  1. She is so cute! And time does go by so fast! I never believed it until I had my own baby! Hope you are well!

    1. Thanks, Shannon! She is a precious girl...and I am so behind on blogging. She's almost seven months and I don't even have the six month blog done. Working on that now!