So my little girl is 5 months now! Wow, almost half-a-year old! This past month has been quite a whirlwind now that I'm back in the routine of working, and on top of that, little Missy here has been growing like crazy! Aside from growing out of all of her clothes, she's been rolling over, cutting teeth, and starting to crawl...all of which you'll see later in this post. When the photo shoot rolled around this month, Avery was ready. As you can see in the photo below, I placed that sticker on her onesie, sat her in her chair and it then the smiles started coming out!
|"Welcome to my crib!"|
|Her 5 Month Stats|
Want to see her 95th percentile chunk? Check out these legs sticking out of the Bumbo seat! Love love love! ( :
Here's a trip down memory lane...month one all the way to five. Take a look!
Aside from lots of physical changes this past month, Avery has gotten very vocal in the last few weeks and as you can see from the photos below, and we got quite a talking to during the photo shoot. Another favorite vocal thing to do....scream (in excitement usually)! Here are some of the vocal shout outs we got this time around..
|"Oh ga ga ga ga ga!"|
|"Ahhh da da da da da da!"|
|Dad offering some photo shoot entertainment between|
|Is that five fingers she's holding up? Let's pretend it is- he he!|
|Look close for those two little bottom teeth!|
|Sporting her lighter color amber teething necklace.|
Crawling: One of the most exciting thing Avery's been doing this past month is starting to crawl...which I can't believe is already here! Gone are the days where I can just leave her to just sit and stay in one place. Leave her for just a second and she'll be rolled over and try to move somewhere! It all began when she got really good at rolling over at the beginning of the month, and once she mastered this skill, she started lifting up her back and bottom, almost like she was planking-lol!
From here came backwards crawling. Look below for a play-by-play of a backwards crawling session that took place earlier this month. Boy was she determined to go somewhere...even if it was in reverse!
|"Are you ready?"|
|"Am I there yet?"|
|"This crawling business is hard work!"|
Following backwards crawling came forward crawling. I say "crawling" loosely because she isn't literally crawling, but she is propelling herself in a forward motion on a consistent basis...so we'll call it crawling for now. Actually, since she's still building strength in her arms and back, her crawl looks more like she's doing "the worm"! Now after the past few months of encouraging her to get her head up, then her shoulders up while on her tummy, it's so cool to see her get her tummy and knees up off the ground. I wonder what that feels like for her? Talk about building some core muscles.
|Lifting everything off the ground.|
|Crawling is always more fun when Daddy is around.|
|A front view of the "pre-crawl plank".|
|Next propel forward...even if it means body slamming |
into the floor!
|Now try to get some balance.|
|Don't forget to use "the sweeper arm" to check and see where|
you are and if you're close to your target.
|Yipee! You made it! Celebrate...and read! Here she is looking |
at a fun board book I made Brandon for Father's Day from this website.
Both he and Avery love it!
|Taking "tummy time" outside.|
|Saying "Hello" to Jackson.|
|"That's my dog Jackson...he's my buddy."|
|Exploring the grass...and still being watched by Jackson!|
Unfortunately her aim and strength aren't quite on the same page yet, so I often get whacked in the nose, poked in the eye, or my personal favorite...my hair pulled by my little wrestler. I jokingly call her"Avery the Avenger" and the "claw move" you see below is just one of her many wrestling moves...he he!
|Taking a "claw" to the face from "Avery the Avenger!"|
|Watching our silly dogs.|
|I don't think someone is sleeping...|
|Bumbo Seat fun!|
|Working on her standing.|
|At her first cross country meet to cheer on Coach/Grandpa |
|We had to break out this bear hat (from Etsy) for the|
cooler days we've been experiencing lately.
|"I love grocery shopping with my mom!"|
Who knows what month 6 will have in store for us? Let the fun continue!