Today you turn 5 months old. This past month was full of challenges and celebrations. Challenges as you change your sleep schedule, giving up your 2-3 hour naps in exchange for 20-30 min naps. Mama is still adjusting to that change. And celebrations over your new firsts… You decided to prove mama wrong by rolling from your back to belly! Many times. You’re now a rolling machine! The problem is that you’re no longer rolling from belly to back, so now once you get onto your belly, you’re stuck. And that pisses you off, immensely. So you’ll cry until we flip you back over. That cycle continues over… and over… and over… You’re doing a lot better about grabbing on to things. You’ve started to grasp and shake your rattles and seem to comprehend that you can make noise with them. You still love music and anything that lights up and blinks. To celebrate your 5-month birthday today, we went for a walk in the park and then let you taste a teeny tiny bit of our vanilla froyo. You started smiling and sticking out your tongue right away… you loved it! I’m looking forward to our upcoming adventures in introducing you to food.
We had a little scare this month when we went for your 4 month dr appt. They decided that you should go for a hip ultrasound since your chubby little leg rolls are not symmetrical, which can indicate a hip problem. Who knew that fat rolls are supposed to be symmetrical? So we headed to CHOP… mama nervous as anything, and you still happy as could be… and I played you your favorite song on YouTube to keep you calm while they did the ultrasound. Thankfully, all the results came back normal. And I still love your leg rolls, even though they scared the crap out of me.
On April 21, we celebrated one year from when we found out that you were coming and about to change our lives in the most amazing way. Wow, how things have changed in a year. We celebrated my very first Mother’s Day this month. Sometimes I still get hit with the thought that “I’m a mother” and it shocks me. Really. I’m a mother. I get to be the mama to a beautiful baby girl and it doesn’t get much better than that.