5 months isn’t sexy. It isn’t flashy. It doesn’t get a lot of attention like it’s friends 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. But it’s actually fairly important.
There is a lot that happens between months 4-6 of a babies development yet you really don’t hear much about that middle number 5.
We have seen a big difference in Cora in the last 30 days.
She’s showing her personality more every day (here she is getting angry when she couldn’t figure out how to roll over).
But she soon figured it out…
She can hold her head up very steadily all on her own and she’s sitting up, with some assistance.
She can do little baby “V-ups” (where she lifts her head, neck, shoulders and feet off the ground).
She’s having fun sticking her tongue out.
She’s even grown enough to start wearing size 6 month clothes.
She’s very attentive, watching everything we do. And she wants to be included. If we’re at the table eating dinner and she’s in her swing, she will squawk until we bring her over to join us. If we have her on the floor of the playroom for exercise time while we play, she will crane her neck to see what we are doing at all times.
I find that I can’t get enough of Cora. I stare at her and think how beautiful she is. I snuggle and kiss her all the time. Making her smile is endlessly fun. I remember this phase with Isabella when she was that age too. I want Cora to progress but I don’t want her to grow up. I wish she could stay this sweet and happy forever.
Isabella has made some strides of her own in the last month. She’s now a pre-schooler!
My biggest little one is in school now and it seems somewhat surreal. I didn’t cry when I dropped her off on the first day, and she didn’t either. She was excited and ready. But the moment was not lost on me. Watching her standing in front of the school, waiting with the other kids to go inside, I was struck by how small she is.
Not in terms of size but in terms of years. She seems so old to me most of the time because she’s the big kid in the house that I forget she’s a tiny little person. She’s only 3 (she turns 4 in a couple weeks) and has a her whole life in front of her.
I have been extremely lucky to have the peace of mind knowing that my babies are in the trusted hands of CJ every day.
Now one of those babies has been handed off to someone else. I completely trust our pre-school teachers and Isabella loves going there. Still, it can be a challenge to let go.
As for me, I’ve lost a total of 14 pounds so far and am pretty darn close to my pre-pregnancy size. I am able to get back in to many of my old clothes, and therefore give away some of the bigger sized ones. Let me tell you, that feels great.
I didn’t get a chance to take a selfie and this is the most recent pic I have. Yes, that’s an astronaut.
I have 11 more pounds before I reach my goal weight. I originally set my goal at my pre-pregnancy weight but have since decided to shoot for losing a few pounds beyond that. Hey, why not? Losing with Weight Watchers has been surprisingly easy so it seems feasible now for me to get there.
Life for the Team Trader is good these days. Really good. I am extremely grateful for what I have and don’t want to take a moment of it for granted. Ever.
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