We are amazed at how the passage of time brings an infinite number of developments in an infant! Just as one skill is mastered, it is quickly replaced by a new discovery. This could not be more true for sweet Macie Faith. She rediscovers her hands on a daily basis. She stares and smiles as she explores her fingertips, fingernails and sucks excitedly on them. Her foot miraculously fit in her mouth (Oh to be that flexible) and she rolls up like a roly poly! She has become mobile and often rolls out of her bouncy seat and across the floor and bed (YIKES!) She prefers NOT to be restricted and it seems time to open the pack-n-play as mommy can no longer lie her on the bed while getting ready in the bathroom. We have now found her sleeping soundly on her stomach and scratching her fingernails on the crib bumper. She pats mommy during a feeding, holds mommy or daddy's hand and touches our mouths. She delights when we make noises with her hand in our mouths like "BO BO BO or MA MA MA" She giggles and squeals when we toss her in the air and smiles at EVERYONE! She blows raspberries and makes little tootie sounds. She also has begun to turn pages of her books! This actually happened closer to 4 months of age. She began sticking her tongue out and panting and when we talked to our daycare sitter she said her girls watch a dog on a video that pants and they walk around imitating the dog. Macie is imitating them! She repeats the sounds we make the same number of times that we make them and imitates us when we stick out our tongue and smile. Folks, we think we have a genius on our hands! :)
She loves to play and talk to her animals. She is SO social! She will smile at doctors, smile at the lady at the grocery store and has discovered her furry sister Daisie. She can be quite dramatic, fussing until someone comes to play with her and then smiling and giggling.
No check-up for 5 months but we did have one at about 4.5. She weighed 13 pounds even and was 23.5 inches long! She moved from 20%ile in weight to 50%ile! And the poor thing developed RSV so when we took her to the doctor she weighed 13 pounds and 6 ounces less than two weeks later! She is growing so fast and has filled out. She is a happy, healthy, amazing kid.
We think we will have a sweet, smiley, bubbly little one on our hands and we wouldn't want it any other day.
Macie Faith is a perfect example of God's artistry. We are noticing His craftsmanship in different ways. Macie has the SAME exact folds in her inside elbow that Mommy has (one on the left, two on the right), can raise her right eyebrow like Daddy (Mommy can't do it!), has Daddy's fingernails and Mommy's toenails, and has the beginnings of dimples on her cheeks like Mommy (hoping they stay)! Her hairline is Mommy's and she can roll and twist her tongue like only Daddy can. Oh how we love discovering more every day!
I have continued to enjoy cuddling. It is my all-time favorite activity of my life. I love getting her in the morning, bringing her back to bed, nursing and snuggling and falling back asleep! I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!!!
Here are LOTS of pictures and videos of our precious girl. Luckily the videos are not long...Just LOVE this girl! :)
Sweet baby girl
Garden Daddy made us, can't wait to make baby food!
Ready for Daddy's softball game in jeans from Aunt Julie Pedlar Dineen
Little Blue-eyed girl
Glow Seahorse from Grammy that Macie LOVES
5 month photo shoot!
This is a classic Macie Faith flirty smile!
Playing with Daddy
A moment Daddy captured
Sick sick girl with RSV
Time with Daddy
LOVE THIS GIRL!
Even sick she is sooo happy!
Possibly Mommy's fave' ever picture of Macie!
We tried cereal this month! Grammy and Grampy were in town. She LOVES it and did so great! By the third night she was eating perfectly with a spoon!
This video is a perfect example of our sweet girl's talents. In this one she makes tootie noises, grabs her feet, blows raspberries and talks up a storm. :) CLASSIC MACIE FAITH.
Another video of cereal
Macie LOVES to be tossed in the air!
Walking with Daddy :)
Talking to Mommy
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