You will also notice Olivia's latest expression - WIDE OPEN MOUTH! So so cute! Excuse the million pictures, I just couldn't decide which one was best.
We have seen a lot of changes in her lately. She is very curious about everything. Anytime we go to a store or restaurant, she wants out of her carrier and into our arms so she can look around at everyone. (Of course it doesn't hurt that as soon as we take her out, every person nearby smiles and plays with her!)
She is getting better at grasping and holding onto things. Of course, everything goes into her mouth.
I love this picture of her and Aunt Nazreen. The whole thing is "classic Olivia" - drool on Aunt Naz's shirt + wide open mouth!
She still loves music & dancing. This was last Friday at our very own Dean Family dance party. (Friday nights at the Deans is a little different now that Miss O is with us!)
And she still LOVES her Jumperoo! She can almost touch without the pillow!
Here she is enjoying some quality time with dad...
Here she is practicing some tummy time. Although she won't really roll over, she is getting better at staying on her tummy for longer. And its her life mission to get this ladybug in her mouth. She will stare at that thing forever!
She is also getting a lot more verbal & she is constantly babbling or talking. She's also started "yelling" at us when she gets bored or angry. Pretty cute...
This also marks one month since I've gone back to work and Olivia has been staying with Mimi. The transition has been pretty smooth. It was interesting to see that the first 3 Mondays were rough days for Olivia - my mom reported that she was cranky and Matt & I noticed she cried a lot at night. We think it took her a few weeks to get comfortable and adjust, but both Matt & I commented last week that she now she seems very at ease with Mimi, which is nice. And of course, Mimi loves her so much and takes such good care of her. I know they will both miss this time together, so I'm glad they have a few weeks left.
She is also eating her rice cereal like a champ! As soon as we put her bib on & put her in the Bumbo, she immediately opens her mouth. It's so cute! And, if you don't feed her fast enough, you will get yelled at.
The only difficulty we are still having is sleeping through the night. But, we're working on it. And, truth be told, I kind of like cuddling with her at night since I miss her so much during the day!
Five wonderful months down with Miss O & we couldn't be happier or more excited to see what the next month brings!