I am amazed at little ones sitting so well, already! Eliana LOVES to stand (supported, at least for balance, of course), but hasn't been sitting as much. Of course, I don't sit her up on her own too often. I did on Wednesday, her 5 month birthday, and was amazed that she can tripod sit! I figured she could, as her brother(s) could at this point, but it's always exciting to see new accomplishments!
She is getting very mobile now! She's rolled a bit since about 2 months, off and on, but now it's constant and willful. She scootches and rotates, too, so she can get to a LOT of stuff already. We're in so much trouble!
With 3 boys and all of their stuff, it really is going to be a challenge to keep her safe, but hopefully it'll just be an impetus for us to keep the house cleaned up more.
She's pulling her knees up under her, and alternately pushing up to get her belly off the ground. I'm thinking we'll have crawling in the next 4-6 weeks.
She is still super happy and loving.
As I posted earlier, DH started working away from home just a couple of weeks ago. She lights up when he comes home, now. I'm sad that he's not here for her to see all day, but she clearly is excited when he does come home.
I think we'll have teeth before too long. She's been a drooly, chewing mess for a while now. I can feel little ridges on the bottom and I've been able to see the outline of teeth there for quite a while. She's not particularly fussy, though. I've got her in her teething necklace full time, just in case!
She's still really little, but not the smallest, it looks like. She was up to 12-13 on 4/7, almost five months old (five days shy). We're still trying to figure out possible sensitivity issues. The pedi checked again and found blood in her stools, still.
She's got mucous on and off - occasionally a lot, but I think that I'm narrowing the cause down. It's been consistent with one particular restaurant, where I always eat the same thing: edamame, and katsu don (rice, fried pork cutlet, egg). So I'm thinking it's either the edamame or the egg. Last time we went, I didn't eat the soybeans, and it seems to be less of a reaction. Obviously, there's soy sauce in all kinds of Asian food, but it seems the straight soybeans are the worst. I'm still curious why her symptoms would've decreased so much when I cut out dairy but NOT soy, though, if it's just soy. Gee, maybe it's both? :/
We're considering going to an ENT to reevaluate her tongue tie and look at the mucocele on her lip. I did lance the mucocele with a sterile lance thing the other day, and it went down in size a lot. But, there's more tissue that may not go away on its own. We'll see. Her nursing is definitely better than it was before the tongue clip and she's gaining consistently (but only 4 ounces a week, very low side of normal). I'm just afraid that dealing with either of these could mean surgery with general anesthesia, which is hard to think of for my little one.
Speaking of surgery and GA, my 9yo DS is doing well with his cast. He's got two rods in his arm, one through the ulna and one through the radius, and so far it's looking as expected. We go back next week to recheck and X-ray it, but he's got another 5 weeks that they expect in the cast, then 2 more months before the rods come out.
Well, DH just came home, complained about the mess DS2 made while trying to clean up, ranted about how "no one ever" does stuff that we already did today, and then took DS3 to bed for a nap when he already knows I feel awful today and really, really need to sleep. Great.