Saturday, July 16, 2011

Katelyn is 5 Months Old!

Dear Katelyn,

I seriously do not know where the time goes!  It seems like we just had you yesterday.  You have turned into the best baby....I have to say you had us all worried those first few months!  Once we figured out that you were allergic to eggs and I changed my diet you have been like a different baby.  You are pretty much perfect right now except that you CRY way too LOUD!  You can go from happy to mad in about one second.  You usually only do that when you are ready to eat or want to be held, which is most of the time.  You have been such a blessing to our family.  Davis was immediately in love with you and I think he loves you more and more each day.  You are now fully interacting with him which is so fun to see.  You laugh at him constantly.  The other day I found Davis in your crib with you and you both were smiling from ear to ear.  It was hard not to get mad at Davis when I saw how happy you both were.  Davis constantly tries to hold, hug, or kiss you and you don't mind one bit.  I know this will change in the future, but I pray that you will be best friends with your brother.  The love you all share just brightens our house.  This month you have really developed a deep LOVE for your daddy and I think you might just be a Daddy's girl.  Everyone stops me while we are out and about and tells me how cute you are and you just smile right at them like you "know" you are cute.  This may get us in trouble one day, but for now it is cute.  You love to be held and would actually prefer to be held all of the time.  You still are not rolling over, but you are getting very close.  You could care less about putting any weight on your legs which is funny because all Davis wanted to do at your age was stand up and jump.  I guess you are just wanting to be a princess for now.  Here are some facts about this month:
  • You wear 3-6 month clothes.
  • You wear size 1 diapers.
  • You are sleeping through the night.  You wake up around 5AM and do some MAJOR talking, I guess you have lots to say, and then you go back to sleep for a couple of hours.  
  • You go to sleep between 8 and 9 and wake up between 7 and 8.  
  • You are nursing every 3 hours, except at night you can go all night, once in a while you wake up around 2 or 3 for a feeding, but not frequently.
  • When you do have a bottle you drink between 5 and 6 ounces.
  • You are a very fast eater.
  • You have started drooling like crazy, but I still don't see any teeth coming in.
  • You are holding your head up great and sitting up in your Bumbo seat great.
  • You smile and laugh all the time...especially at Davis!
  • You LOVE your baths.
  • You go with the flow and can adapt to our crazy daily schedule this summer.
  • You are not the best napper, but I am hoping once we get back in a routine with school you will be better at this. 
  • You are batting at objects, you can hold onto objects and switch the object from hand to hand.
  • You can take your paci out of your mouth, but can't get it back in your mouth yet.
  • You LOVE to interact with people and so far seem to be very social.
  • You have started to take a morning nap and an afternoon nap some days and other days you just cat nap all day long. 
Katelyn we love you so much and pray each day that you will become all that God has planned for you to be.  He has so many wonderful things in store for you and we can't wait to see what those things are.  You are one special girl and we are so honored that we have been chosen to be your mommy and daddy!

We love you with all our hearts!
Mommy and Daddy
P.S this outfit is my first sewing project with the help of Meme!  I LOVE how it turned out!