She loves people, especially when they smile at her, and all animals. Her favorite is when she wakes up in the morning or from a nap and Abby goes in and says hi to her from behind the crib bars. She gets so excited. Just seeing Sadie can calm her down if she is a little overtired and fussy. Norah's happiest laying on her back, as long as she has something she can stick in her mouth (toys, feet, etc.). She's learned this month to roll over both ways, so we'll sometimes find her crying on her tummy in bed because she flipped over and can't quite figure out how to get back over. Norah's been working on developing a taste for rice cereal this month--she's still not a huge fan, but actually finished what I gave her tonight. Hopefully, she'll find some foods she likes better next month when we can branch out a little bit. She's doing great with being flexible about eating now, which will make the transition to daycare so much easier and means I can leave her for a period of time and not worry about her not taking a bottle. Everything Norah can get her hands on goes straight into her mouth, and she has now discovered spitting.
For the past few weeks, Norah has been really congested--no other symptoms, just her sinuses bugging her. It's most noticeable when she can't breathe through her mouth (while eating, sleeping with her pacifier in, etc.). I took her in yesterday to see her doctor, and he thought it could be allergies (apparently ragweed is really bad right now), so he told me to give her children's Claritin. We'll see how that works out!
One last pic of our sweet little peanut:
5 months old--12 pounds, 13 ounces