Wednesday, May 5, 2010

5 months old!

5 month picture

Wow! Time really does fly! It's hard to believe that Caroline is 5 months old now (and on 5/5--how neat is that?). I am so glad that I have been able to stay at home with her all this time and see every new little thing she does. She is getting more fun everyday! Here are a few new facts about our sweet Caroline:

*She is starting to be able to sit up by herself. She gets distracted easily and starts to topple over...thankfully, Mommy is there to catch her!

*She is so nosy! If you lay her on her back, she does this pilates move where she lifts her upper body off the floor to see what's going on.

*She is a wiggle worm--especially when we're on the webcam talking to Grandmama and Grandaddy. It wears me out wrestling with her while trying to keep her in front of the camera.

*She does not like bananas! (see picture below) But I keep giving them to her!

*She grabs everything--hair, glasses, toys, Max's fur,remote controls, iPhones...

*She weighs 14 lbs, 9 oz.

*She eats 6 1/2 oz around every 3 hours and a little cereal (and banana) late in the afternoon.

*When she smiles, she smiles with her whole entire face and melts our hearts everytime!

trying to eat the sign

not liking these bananas

trying to help mommy with the spoon

Monday, May 3, 2010

This makes it real...

So, I'm going to meet with a lady who runs a home daycare tomorrow. This makes it really real that I have to go back to work. Don't get me wrong, I know I am extremely fortunate to be able to take 6 months off and only going back 2 days a week for now, but that doesn't make it any easier. I love spending all day with Caroline. I love seeing her learn new things--and it seems like she learns something new everyday. And, selfishly, I don't want someone else to see them for the first time. At my job, I get to play and help kids all day...and I can't help but wonder if I'll just spend the entire day wishing I was with my child instead of someone else's?