Monday, December 6, 2010

Lyla Mae, 5 months old

Whatcha doing, mommy?

Ahhhh, yes, she's getting so big! And so very fun! In the past month, she's become more and more aware of her surroundings, and has developed clear preferences for and opinions about different people, places and things.  She finds Billy and Timothy infinitely amusing, while only mommy will do when she's tired or upset.  She also loves - and I mean LOVES! - our bed, and will be instantly cheered (in most cases) when we put her down on it.

She's still not rolling, but she's been working on her fine motor skills, and is very adept at passing objects from one hand to the other, getting it to her mouth, and is very determined when she wants to get something.  Interestingly enough, she can sit up with very little support, which Timothy did long after he crawled, so it looks like they're not going to be following the same developmental path.  She's also quick to grab anything that is within her reach, so ladies - and gentlemen not of the Harrigan clan ;) - watch your hair!

All in all, she's still delightful, and getting more so every day. And little girl, we're in no hurry for you to grow up.  You take all the time you need.

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