Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Heidi's History: FIVE months


Heidi's Favorite Things: She loves "playing" with or rather "laughing at" Devin. He spins in a circle and she laughs. He makes a funny noise and she laughs. They feed off each other and absolutely love being together. (And speaking of that, Devin takes SUCH good care of her! Seriously. He uses his "motherese" and calms and helps her.) Heidi also likes being included, whether we are eating or doing something as a family, she wants to participate. She wants to always be sitting up and/or standing so she can see what is going on.

Most Memorable Moment(s): Heidi started eating food in the beginning of February. It has been a learning experience for both of us. But she is doing so great! 

Nicknames: Missy Moo, Sweet Pea, Love Bug, Happy Heidi

Dislikes: She is not a big fan of just plain cereal anymore--she likes flavor and variety. She doesn't like being by herself while I am in the other room. 

Clothing Size: 3-6 month

Diaper Size: One.

Personality: Happy!! Like all time time. She smiles the cutest gummy grin at anyone who pays attention to her--this always makes complete strangers thrilled while standing in the check out line. She is very patient and willing to try new things. She is calm and cuddly.

Milestones: She can sit by herself for about 10-15 seconds. It gets better each day. Heidi had a major growth spurt recently and can now stand up in her baby walker. She finally does her baby push-ups and likes to be able to see what is going on around her. She puts all her toys, her fingers, my fingers in her mouth--everything has to be "tasted" now. She can roll and has done so before but doesn't do it often, normally she is just content to just stay where she is and Devin will entertain her. She did roll from her back to tummy a handful of times though. She jabbers and grins and giggles. She "talks" now but definitely no where near as much of a chatterbox as Devin was.

Sleeping: Bedtime around 10. Wakes up around 7:30/ 8. Short morning nap. Long afternoon nap. Short evening nap.

Eating: Her absolute favorite thing is pears. Just pears--not mixed with multiple things. She will keep eating and eating them and has absolutely no self-regulation to stop. Heidi normally eats three meals a day and has her bottle like 6-8 times (I'm not sure how often... when she is hungry.) I have not yet found a food that she hates (including peas but I haven't tried green beans yet).

Communication: Heidi responds to me when I talk to her. Like if I ask her if she wants milk, her cry will change from "help me" to a "cooing" thank you/ yum sound. Normally when I say "bonk" she laughs. She doesn't cry often--really only when she is hungry. But she will whine if she lets lonely.

The hardest part: Time. I don't have enough time to spend with her and Devin and keep up with the house and meals.

My favorite part: I love seeing her smile. And kick her feet. I love that I can comfort her in the middle of the night--this is a love/hate really.

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