She was much more interactive with the bear this month. It's going to be interesting to continue with these each month!
Maya's biggest accomplishment this month was that she started sitting up! She was just shy of her 5 month birthday when she did it, so that's fun. It's still in the very beginning stages of sitting up, but I'm glad she learned to sit up before she learned to crawl, like some older sister I know...
Speaking of crawling, I have a (bad? or is it good?) feeling that she's going to start crawling, or at least moving forward in some way or another, soon. When she's on her stomach and her toys get pushed too far away, she kicks her legs furiously trying so hard to get. It's only a matter of time before she figures out how to propel herself forward!!
Maya is the WORST teether. Poor girl. And poor me. And poor Sam too. Actually, no one is happy when Maya isn't happy! She sure has learned how to scream! But, it makes me sad knowing that it's a scream of pain! No teeth yet, and I don't predict they'll be here anytime soon, although if I had my way, she'd have been born with a full set!
I'm guessing that the teeth are also the culprit behind Maya's sleep habits as of late. I told a friend today that she had one of her best nights last night, but when I thought about it, she still woke up every hour, except for one 2 hour stretch. Apparently, that 2 hour stretch was heaven sent, because I thought that was a good night...I might be losing it a little bit, but this too shall pass, right?
When Maya's not screaming in pain or sleeping, she's still a smiley and happy baby. She still loves her jolly jumper more than anything, except maybe her sister.
Speaking of Samantha, I feel like I should jot a few things down that she's been doing.
We are in the never-ending phase of "why?" I thought I had another 6 months before this started, but alas, it's here and I have a feeling it'll be here for awhile. Give me patience!
Sam still loves numbers. Not only can she count to 20, she can know count to 100 by 10's and to 1,000 by 100's. We started counting to 50 by 5's, but she doesn't have that one down yet.
Samantha is definitely her father's daughter! She is very logical and straight-forward. While we were in Utah, my brother, Tyler, was playing a game with Sam and his daughter, Grace. He said, "Samantha, quick, come hide. The witch is over there!" Samantha walked to where he had pointed, looked back and said, very matter-of-factly, "No. There's no witch there!" We're still working on her creativity talents...:-)
Okay, back to Maya. Here are some pictures of her 5th month.
This was a month of meeting family members for the first time! She met all of her aunties and uncle and cousins from Derek's side and all her uncles and aunt and cousins from my side this month, plus much of both of our extended families! Unfortunately, we somehow missed getting a picture with Carolyn, Jeff, Tyler and Chelsea...and apparently, I really like a certain outfit and all the pictures were taken while she was wearing it! Haha!
Stay tuned for next months Teddy Bear post. It's sooner than you might think, and then this baby will be 6 months old! Crazy talk!