Check out the drool in this picture. PRICELESS!
I know I say it every month, but I really can’t believe that Lydia is already 5 months old! Her one year birthday will be here before we know it. I love everything baby, but I have to admit that this is one of my favorite stages. She is so alert and is happy all of the time. She just smiles and smiles, especially when Mackaylan is in the room.
This month we started introducing solids and so far she seems to like oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and pears. I really want to try my hand at making some of her own baby food, but right now we are sticking to the KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) philosophy and buying it at the store. She is wearing 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. I had to pack up the bouncy seat and play gym because she has outgrown them, but she just loves her Exersaucer and rocking chair.
She is not crawling yet, but she has discovered that she can roll and “scootch” her way to get just about anything that she wants. She has 2 little teeth and is cutting more because she drools constantly. Mackaylan never wore a bib unless she was eating, but we have to keep a bib on Lydia all the time, and sometimes change it out because it gets so wet itself! CRAZY! She still wakes up at least once a night to eat, but always goes right back to sleep. It may sound weird, but I actually enjoy that time with her and will miss it when she starts sleeping all night. I am still nursing and pump 2x when I am at work, but sometimes she has to take a bottle or two of formula while we are apart. I never thought I would love nursing as much as I do, but it is such a special time for us and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Lydia is such a special addition to our family and we all love her so much! Happy 5 months, Lydi Lou!!!!!
I leave you with one more picture just because I love it……