Tuesday, October 27, 2009

5 Months and Almost Crawling

Allie is 5 months old and is working so hard on crawling. She is up on all fours and moves her legs up, sometimes gets her knees off the ground in a sort of downward facing dog yoga pose, but she hasn't quite figured out how to move her hands so she either ends up scooting backwards or landing on her chest. She also has a move where she is almost getting to a sitting position, which is funny because she can't really sit. When you put her in a sitting position she tips over after a few seconds.

She is very grabby. While you are holding her she will lunge for everything near her reach. When she gets something she studies it hard until she drops it and goes for something new. She also is already very into what her sister has. Whatever Selena is playing with is at the top of her must grab list.

She's a bit ticklish and you can get her giggling pretty good by tickling under her arms. Lifting her over your head is another good way to get her smiling.

Sleep is a struggle. I really don't understand why it has to be so hard. Sleeping is fun! Why don't these kids understand that? She rarely naps for longer than 45 minutes and I really think she, me and Selena would be a bit happier if she would nap a bit longer, but she won't. It doesn't matter if she's napping on her bed, in my arms, in a baby carrier, in the stroller, or in the car seat she always wakes up after 45 minutes. Every once in a while I can get her back down by nursing her right when she wakes up, but more often than not that doesn't work either. Night time sleep hasn't been great either. She's had a few really rough nights where she was awake for a couple hours in the middle of the night, mostly due to the fact that Selena is waking her up. Makes for a tired and grumpy mommy.

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