Okay, so as any proud mom would do, today Zaylee is 5 months so we get another post! (Sorry I've been slacking on it a bit--with new books coming out and work to get done I'm a bit behind...). She is growing as big as ever! Alex and I can't believe how much she has changed in just the last month. As you can obviously see, she can sit up on her own now! She started that just a few days ago. As for rolling over, she rolled over back to front one time but we have yet to see a repeat occasion on that one. She is going to try cereal today for the first time (if I ever get with it to try it) so depending on how that goes, I'll give you an update on that when it occurs. She likes to try to drink from cups--most of it ending up being poured down her clothes--and loves to TRY to eat whatever we are eating so I am hoping the cereal will go over well. I think most of all, like with the cups, she just likes having something in her hands that she can try to shove into her mouth! Just give her any sort of paper and you'll see what I am talking about!
As for growth, when we took her in to get her ear checked out at the doctors last week they said she weighed 14 pounds 15 ounces (she finally weighes more than Kurt, Jill, & Nathan's cat, Jake!). For those of you that didn't get to hear about the ear dilemma, we took her up to the U for student hearing tests on an infant and when they did one of the tests they said that there appeared to be fluid in her ears. She had been fussy for about a week and pulling on her ear so we took her into the doctor to make sure it wasn't infected. Luckily it wasn't but we did get to suffer with a miserable baby for another few days before she finally got over it. All is well now!
Other than that, all I can think of to add of note is that she has definitely becomes a momma's girl! If I'm not holding her or at least where she can see me, it's a disaster! And anyone who has heard Zaylee scream can imagine what a mad/sad girl can produce when she can't see her mom! =)