Friday, January 18, 2013

Allie - 5 months

Allie's in the 87th percentile for height so she's a pretty long baby. She weighs around 18 pounds but after 20 minutes, it feels like 30 pounds. She does not sit still anymore... just a super curious baby, which is fun when I'm nursing her and I sneeze or start talking and she yanks her head up to look around/at me.

She has started eating rice cereal 2-3 times a week per her doctor's recommendation. Most of the food ends up on her face because she's still learning how to actually swallow something that's not liquid. She's got about another inch and a half to grow before her feet will touch the ground in her walker. She's teething, although no teeth have sprouted just yet.

We can make her laugh like crazy and sometimes she just wants to hang out with us which means she will be super unhappy if we put her in her chair and walk away. This is especially evident when Brian comes home from work and spends about 20 minutes playing with her and then goes to put her down and wash up for dinner and she's like "Don't you dare walk away from me Dad!" except it comes out like "AAAUUUUGGGHHHHHH!!!!!"

But most of all, she is just about the darndest cutest baby you have ever seen.
Photo by Brian Andrew Photography (my shameless plug for my hubs)