Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hives at 5

Elle Belle is 5 months old today! She woke up this morning with a rash covering her neck, back and abdomen. It is a horrible rash but the cardiologist I called said that the rash is most likely an outward expression of the "viral syndrome" that landed her in the hospital. We will just watch it tonight and then try and get in to see her pediatrician tomorrow. It doesn't seem to be bothering her so that's a good thing!

Life of a 5 month old...
- you are now eating 6 ounces 5x a day every 4 hours and being supplemented with either rice cereal or milk between meals
- you are still in 0-3 months clothing but we are now starting to venture into the 3 month clothing and even some 3-6 month clothing
- you are obsessed with your Sassy bees and anything else that you can put into your mouth...but we're still working on keeping that pacifier in your mouth!
- you now have your hearing aids but are still super visual. You look around and follow everything with your eyes! No movement escapes you!!
- you are more comfortable sitting up and holding your head up...we're still working on head control and strengthening your neck muscles - you over all - you are doing a great job!
- no love on the tummy time...but that doesn't mean we can't work with you doing other exercises!
- you have started blowing spit bubbles and absolutely love it! I think you get a kick out of it just as much as we all do
- we're still waiting on continuous laughter. We've all heard little laughs but everyone is waiting to hear constant laughing. You smile all the time!
- you have started doing "mini signs." We can now (sometimes) distinguish "I love you" and "eat." When we do the signs for "hungry" and "eat" - you get a huge smile on your face - so we know you recognize the signs. When we do the sign for "I love you" - your hands start moving around and your chubby little hands try to mimic our sign.
- you are a mover and a shaker. In fact, early this morning (5:00am) - you rolled all the way over for the first time! Of course, once you rolled over and couldn't get back to your back - you started crying...but you rolled all the way over and we were so excited (despite being exhausted)!
- we just love you so much! Everyday is such a blessing with our perfect little angel!

1 comment:

mrsrubly said...

happy 5months elle so glad that your on the home front.