Great to hear how all the Sept. babies and Mamas are doing! Ellie's almost 5 months now, which blows my mind! She is definitely *not* an easy baby--more tempestuous than easy, and absolutely opposed to sleeping. Each naptime is a production, and she will only nap in her swing (or on me or in the car). She absoluely refuses to lay on her back in the co-sleeper, so at night she's in my bed next to me, which is lovely but also not conducive to sleep, since the longest stretch she'll go without sleeping is 3 hours (on a good night), so we're gearing up to really try The No Cry Sleep Solution (especially the gentle nipple removal, since Ellie seems unable to fall back asleep most times w/out my boob...not a sleep self-soother for sure!)
Yet despite her determination to make mommy really, really tired, she is just absolutely amazing. Talks up a storm, smiles and giggles like crazy (her favorite giggle-inducer is when I kiss her on the lips...she thinks it's hilarious!), rolls from tummy to back regularly, can *almost* roll from back to tummy, and so, so desperately wants to be able to sit up on her own.
She's a petite thing, too, despite being a voracious eater--25 1/4 inches long, and 13.2lbs at 4.5 months.