5 Months

Kaylee is a few days away from 5 months! I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast. At the same time, I kind of feel like we’ve had her forever. I can’t imagine my life without her in it. Sometimes I wonder what we did before her.

I’ve learned a new feeling since I had her. Sure, I loved her when she was in my tummy. But when she was born and I looked in her eyes and she looked back at me, I loved her so much more. Now, I loved her even more, which I didn’t think was possible. I know what she’s thinking most of the time, I know what her cries mean, I know how to get her to smile. I know when she’s sleepy and I know when she wants to play. I don’t always know everything, but I feel like I’m getting to know her better every day. And I’m learning what her personality is as it developes. Is there a better feeling in the whole world?

Recently, she’s really getting more independent and intelligent. She can figure out how to squeeze toys to make them sing and to spin toys that spin and push buttons on toys with buttons. It’s unbelievable to watch her grow into such a person. She can sit by herself, though she does lose her balance and plop over. She’s starting to move forwards on her tummy, but she doesn’t understand the concept of using your knees to go. She tries to use her feet, which makes her face hit the ground! But she eagerly practices so I’m sure she’ll get it soon.

We just visited Kaylee’s aunt, Mackenzie. She’s 8 months old now. She’s crawling all over the place and getting into everything! She’s such a cutie. I can’t believe Kaylee will be as big as her in 3 or 4 months. It’s insane how fast they grow. But anyway, I am glad Kaylee and Kenzie can grow up together as friends. Kaylee doesn’t have any cousins or anything her age and Kenzie can be like a cousin to her. The age difference will probably even out enough for them to play in a year or 2.

Kaylee’s getting pickier lately, too! As she get smarter, she knows more of what she likes and what she doesn’t. When she’s fussy, she will only really put up with me, Steven, or my mom holding her. She does not like the car seat at all anymore. I have to sing to her, let her suck on a pacifier or my pinky, and distract her with toys and even all that sometimes doesn’t work. And have I mentioned, her crying has really grown in volume? Yeah, she doesn’t cry much, but when she does, she yells as loud as anyone! The newborn whine is gone gone gone!

We took her to the zoo for the first time last weekend. I think she was old enough to appreciate it but was tired and teething so she didn’t much. She did seem to like the monkeys. But we’ll go again in a couple weeks. Steven and I definitely enjoyed it at least. Hahah!


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