Thursday, August 16, 2012


 Last week, my whole family was visiting so I am a little behind on the 5 month post.  However, the pictures were taken on the fourth, so they are accurate!

The pictures I took really display what we like to call "The Many Faces of Rae Rae".  Girlfirend makes SO many faces, and is so expressive!  I can't even believe some of the faces she makes are coming from a baby.

She is sitting up so straight!  She is close to sitting on her own, but is still very topple-y.  But she loves when I hold her up and she can see the world moving around her.  She is becoming so observant, and SO reactive to people.  She will smile at someone across the room if she sees that they are watching her.

(Mommy was being so funny that Rae Rae fell over. Good thing Daddy is fast!)

Our little beanie is discovering more and more about her world.  She clasps her hands now, and will grab and play with her feet when laying on her back.  It is so fun watching her learn every day.  And the hand-clasping looks like she's praying, the little angel!

She is drooling and teething (we think) up a storm, but no teeth yet.  She almost always needs something in her mouth to be chomping on.  Luckily, she does not seem too bothered by it yet (although she could be, but she is too happy to complain!)

She still LOVES being held, snuggled, or carried and will almost never be upset as long as she is.

She does her little raspberry noises, and is actually ticklish!  When we tickle her sides or her neck, and scrunches up and giggles!

She is officially rolling over!  She usually only does it in her crib though, which is so funny.  She isn't very anxious to do it anywhere else, but every time she is in her crib she rolls right over.  It is so funny, because she isn't very comfortable on her tummy usually, but lately she loves sleeping that way.

Here she is making her "chewing cud" face, which makes me think she is teething.  I love when she sucks on her lips or the inside of her mouth.

Girlfriends hair can just about hold a bow again!  It falls out constantly, and hangs on for dear life, but her hair is a-growing!  And it's coming in dark and thick!

Babydoll is still only having breastmilk, and we are starting all different foods this week!  Wish us luck!  I hope she enjoys eating that doesn't involve sucking. :)

I can't explain what a little joy this baby is. She is sitting next to me right now on the couch, chewing on her little Sophie giraffe.  She doesn't have a care in the world as long as someone she loves is near. 

Reilly still adores making her laugh.  Her favorite thing is finding new ways to make her laugh (which isn't hard because Reilly is Reagan's favorite person to laugh at).

My favorite things is out early morning snuggle time, before anyone else is awake after her first feeding at around 6:30.  Or when Daddy comes home and Reagan instantly starts laughing, because she has already caught on that Daddy coming home = fun time USA. Or when Reilly makes her laugh, and then she starts laughing too.  I hope they have a lot of those moments as they grow up.

A new favorite was last night when I was putting them to bed, I explained to Reilly that she didn't have to be sad if Reagan started crying in her crib.  The last few nights, Reagan would starts to cry, and then Reilly would cry as well, which is unlike her at bedtime.  I told her that if she talks to Reagan, it would make her feel better.  So when Reagan started crying, I heard Reilly from her crib saying, "It's okay Rae Rae. Don't cry, it's okay."  Then I went in to soothe her, and she said, "Maybe we should put on Rae Rae Music?", which is what she calls her mobile.  Moments like that at bedtime make up for all of the not-sharing moments we might have had during the day.  Because that is how a little 2 year old shows a little 5 month old that she loves her, in the quiet of their own room.

1 comment:

  1. Our beautiful little princess!!! We miss you so much!!!