Happy holidays, my sweets! I hope you’ve been having a lovely time with family, friends, food and the like. I’ve been meaning to post Hazel’s five month update, but we left for a family trip to Portland the day after Christmas and time has escaped me (what else is new?) Anyway, here it is!
Our little smush is learning so much everyday and gaining lots of new skills. She is SO CLOSE to rolling from back to tummy (which made capturing this photo quite challenging) and I have a feeling that she might be sitting up for next month’s pic.
She is also starting to make a few babbling sounds and lots of “ahhhhh” sounds. She loves listening to her own voice— especially screaming and fake coughing. She is smilier than ever and very giggly, but when she’s mad she is MAD. We’ve got a passionate lady on our hands. (Seriously, this girl has a set of lungs on her.)
We still haven’t cracked the daytime napping and I am resigning myself to the fact that I may not have a very good napper. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned thus far is that it’s not worth resisting your child’s natural tendencies… it just makes everyone more miserable. And on the random days when she takes a longer nap, we celebrate and enjoy it as a little victory. (Ironically, she has been napping GREAT in Portland. Which has been awesome, but also a bit frustrating since it confirms that she CAN nap and that she’s happier when she does.)
Anyway, I hope you all have an absolutely fabulous new year! I’ve been totally lagging on posting our “monthly favorites” and I’ve been getting lots of requests for them. So my goal in the coming week or two is to compile my must-have list and share them with you. Keep your eyes peeled!