Just because they are so pretty.
Must stop biting my nails.


5 months

I should have posted this four days ago, but you know how things get. Has it really been five months already? Time has been flying by.

So, what is new with Nico? Nico usually wakes up at 6:30 or 7:00. She is on a pretty solid nap schedule, taking at least two sometimes three naps a day, one at nine and one at one in the afternoon (please note, all these boring details are mostly for me and any Grandmas that are interested). She eats about every four hours, and is very interested in participating when we are eating at the table. We are about to finish her first book James and the Giant Peach, she has been pretty attentive as I read it to her which came as a big surprise to me.

Nico has discovered that she can get around by rolling, and often gets stuck on her baby gym or on a couch leg. She puts anything and everything in her mouth. Her favorite thing to put in her mouth is a finger or two, usually mine, and my hair. If my hand, or hair is not available Nico will suck on her feet or gnaw on her thumb.

We were putting Nico to bed around 7 or 7:30, and for a while that worked out fine. She would cry for a bit and then go to sleep. After a few weeks of putting her to bed early she started to cry longer and longer in the evening, like she was fighting her early bed time. We finally figured out that she really was not ready for bed that early and so now we put her down at 8:30 or 9:00. She goes right to sleep, and everyone feels way less frazzled when bedtime rolls around. We also discovered that she really likes to sleep on our down comforter. She nuzzles her face into the duvet and falls asleep.

Nico has yet to sleep through the night. She wakes up at one and four in the morning to have a snack. I am not sure how we are going to cut out theses little late night snacks, since my efforts to do so have been met with loud protests. So for now I am just happy to cuddle my sleepy baby.

She has started to make all sorts of different sounds and different faces. She drools lots and blows bubbles. She is very happy and talkative right when she wakes up. I have been trying to go to bed earlier so that I can be as bright eyed and happy as she is in the morning. I can't adequately express how much we like her and how much we really, really love her.