Happy Boxing Day!
Another month has come and gone in the life of my baby girl, and she is officially 5 months old! My, how time flies. A year ago, I had barely told my parents I was pregnant, and work still didn't know. Things have definitely changed.
This month has been quite eventful, including her first international plane ride, meeting her two May family cousins, and celebrating her first Christmas (which will be its own post!).
Sleeping in the dark. I was trying not to wake her up with the flash... I just thought her arm up by her mouth was cute.
And, in this one... I think the shoe might've come out on top?
Calista has been experimenting more with her vocal chords, and here is proof that they work:
We got a whole bunch of "new" hand-me-downs from my visiting teacher, including this outfit:
Cute, no? And the babe is actually smiling for the camera, not making a weird face! Yay!
Every once in a while, Calgary gets what is called a Chinook, which is a weather pattern full of wind... but it's warm wind! Brings the temperatures up, melts the snow a little, and inspires Calista and I to go for walks.
She still needs to bundle up, but that just means she looks so cute!
Looking up at me to say
a tummy time hello!
Bath time is getting more tolerable, perhaps even... fun?
Well, as long as there is a washcloth on her chest and a rubber duck to eat.
After her baths, we give her a little naked time to dry off. We generally put her on her tummy with her towel.
As you can see, she was more than ready for bed on this particular day. Does she look like a drunk movie star or something?
Calista absolutely loves to stand, although she can't do it by herself yet.
Or, perhaps, with just the ottoman's help...?
When she's not standing, Calista is a little wiggle-wart.
Naptime is getting easier by far, and when she wakes up, Calista is such a happy girl.
I just love it! So much better than right before her naps when she's tired, for sure!
Calista has liked music since she was born, it seems. Sometimes, when she's getting a little fussy, we sit down with her at the keyboard and play and sing. It keeps her from crying for a while, and lately she's been trying her hand at playing herself, with our help, of course.
I think we have a child prodigy on our hands!
She's constantly discovering new things.
Blankets are fun, especially if they are pulled over the face! Yay!
Not looking very happy, but she enjoys the blanket, I promise.
Five months old! What a big girl!