Time flies when you’re learning new things.

Lilly is 5 months old and she’s learning so many new things. It’s thrilling and also a little sad. I feel like I’m going to blink and she’ll be a teenager; time really needs to slow down.

She is now a master roller from back to tummy and she’s literally always doing that. It’s almost impossible to change diapers because she just won’t stay on her back. She still doesn’t know how to get back to her back but, I’m sure she’ll master that soon enough. She is learning how to make new sounds too and her favorite seems to be a high pitched squeal/scream. She can hold her head up like a champ and she likes to sit in her new seat my mom bought her. She is so interested by everything and you can always see the gears turning in her head. She studies things and it makes me so proud. We’re going to have one smart cookie and I can’t wait to see all the things she’ll do.

Probably the funniest thing that she does now is, she likes to ninja roll off her boppy when she’s tired of being there. She’ll flip backwards, forwards, and on either side. It’s incredible to see her do this; I can’t believe she was able to just learn that on her own. She uses her legs to propel herself backwards or forwards and she uses her arms to roll to the side.

I just can’t believe my little girl was born 5 months ago; time has really flown! I can’t even remember what it was like when she was a newborn. I still have a hard time every now and then but, there are definitely more good days than bad now. Probably the best new thing that Lilly does (purely from a convenience standpoint) is that, she rubs her eyes when she’s tired. This seems like such an insignificant thing but, knowing when she’s tired so I can just put her down for a nap is the best. If she’s rubbing her eyes, I know that I can just place her in her bassinet and she won’t complain.

I’m amazed at how incredibly well Lilly is doing after everything she’s been through. Her open heart surgery is now just a distant memory and it hasn’t slowed her down one bit. I am so proud of how much my sweet girl is learning and growing 🙂

Next week will be her first Thanksgiving and also her first plane ride. We are going to Ohio to visit my dad’s side of the family and Lilly’s going to meet a lot of new people 🙂 I’m excited for the plane ride but, I’m also nervous. I hope she does well. We got 2 tickets with Lilly sitting in my lap, so I’m hoping the third person in our row won’t mind a baby next to them. I already know I’m going to be apologizing every time she makes any noise whatsoever. Perhaps we’ll get lucky and there won’t be a third seat. That would be magical.

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