If you read my kids' blog, then you've read some of this already! Here is Collier at 5 months, in a nutshell.
Holy cow...Collier is 5 months now! He is HUGE. I need to get his official stats but he is a big kid. Everything about him is just big...hands, feet, all of it. He is the happiest kid on the block, full of smiles for anyone looking his way. Seriously, I can't get over how sweet and happy he is all the time.
I've stopped swaddling him now, since he definitely rolls tummy to back and occasionally goes back to tummy. He's actually sleeping better than he was a few weeks ago when he was swaddled. He's even putting himself back to sleep when he wakes up. He still wakes up every 2-3 hours though, so don't go thinking I'm super lucky. He takes a quick morning nap and then a long afternoon nap (just like Rilo did at his age). I feel immensely blessed that my kids' take afternoon naps at the same time. Hallelujah!
I cannot for the life of me get Collier to take a binky or a bottle. He just chews on everything, but never understands that he needs to suck on it. He's found his thumb, but same thing, just gnaws on it instead. I have to keep trying though because I would love to be able to leave for a little bit without stressing. Especially since I'm shooting a wedding in a few weeks where I'll be gone nearly all day. (Cross your fingers Mom).
He loves his toes right now. I love it when he's sitting and he grabs onto those little piggies...So cute. He's getting better at sitting for longer periods of time but still topples over now and then. He loves to play with his toys, mostly just chewing on everything.
I'm so glad he's around to make me smile all the day long (especially when the terrible twos show up around here). We love our Collier Bud!
And as for Miss Rilo Jane, well she is certainly keeping me on my toes. She can be as sweet as sweet can be, and then the Terrible Twos come knocking' and well, then she's maybe not quite as sweet. She is mischievous that's for sure. It takes her only a split second to get into whatever it is you've told her not to get into a million times. (Her favorite things to get into right now are lip gloss, toothpaste and chocolate chips). And don't think any shelf is too high, because my fearless girl will scale anything. And all it takes is one quick turn of your back and she is gone for good.
Despite all these things, I still can't get enough of her. She is funny and silly and super smart. Smart enough to know that when she's getting in trouble, she should quickly declare "Mommy, I want a pony tail in my hair!" so that I get excited and distracted. Only to find out she doesn't, in fact, want a pony tail, but mainly wanted to dupe her mommy. And then I can't help but smile, because how smart is that!? She knows all letters and numbers and letter sounds. She likes to spell her name and sing songs. She likes to make up funny phrases to songs that are our own inside jokes. You may think it goes "merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream", but nope, we like to sing, "merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a YEP!".
Her mullet is finally growing and I think some day soon, she might actually have hair to call her own. The last few days, she has gone on the big girl potty without any prompting from me. Potty training is coming up in the next few weeks! Some of her favorite things include: brushing her teeth, playing at the park, going to the "poom" aka the pool, painting, reading books and spending time at PoppyGigi's house (yes, it has morphed into one name, minus the "and").