December 07, 2009

Penelope is Five Months Old! (Plus 12 Days Or So, Oops!)

I never would have thought that a 5 month old could be called "high energy," but I believe it now after having her drum her heels on the changing pad and squirm around so much I can barely hang on.  I think I could probably get a diaper on a wild dingo at this point.

It is becoming increasingly athletic to keep her entertained.  She stays awake for about two hours at a time, and then we get about a thirty minute rest.  She is making tons of cute noises.  Squeals of varying pitches and lengths, weird gurgling sounds in the back of her throat and the latest where she presses her lips together and goes, "bmmm bmmmmm bmmmm." She is also totally convinced that she can fit her entire fist in her mouth.  Those of you on facebook can see the video there, I couldn't figure out how to get it posted here :(

We got her a jumper to keep her contained and entertained.  First, we started with a Fisher-Price Precious Planet Jumperoo that I found at Once Upon a Child.  It took me a while to figure out how to adjust the height and it was really just too big for her overall.  Her feet didn't reach the floor and it looked like she was sitting in a five gallon bucket.  The top of the seat came up to her armpits.

After adjusting, she could reach one toe to the floor if she stretched, but still couldn't really reach the toys.  Not the best for us, but I did like that you could flip a switch so music would play whenever she bounced.  And it made monkey noises, which is awesome.

Now we are borrowing Finn's Baby Einstein jumper from the Ress family.  With some adjustments, her feet now reach the "floor" (those are shelves from our entertainment center).  She was gnawing on the seat just before this picture was taken, but I missed it.  Still a funny face, though.

Composing the next great 4-note symphony.

She came home from school one day and stuck her tongue out and made noises around it all evening.

We tried beef...

Wore some old man pants...

Pooped out in the old man pants...

Squeeze you?  Don't mind if I do!

All in all, it was a great month.  Next?  Christmas!!!

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