Clara turned 5 months old yesterday!
Clara is saying "It's 5 am! Good morning, mommy!"
She is a happy baby. She LOVES her big sister. Her face brightens whenever Grace comes near, and Grace cracks her up all the time!
She loves to be on her belly, and can hang out on the floor like this looking at things for quite some time. She especially likes if big sister Grace is playing near by. She has been waking up in the middle of the night in this position. I wonder if she is practicing to crawl, even in her sleep. She has not been sleeping through the night still. the last few days, she has been waking up around 4:30 or 5. Ugh. I'm staying positive and holding out for sleep this month!
Grace is testing us all the time in every possible way, but she is so sweet at the same time. She loves repeating actions like closing and opening bags and putting things in, then taking them out. (See the above video taking blankets off and putting them on Clara.) She is also pretty smart with negotiating. If we say it is too cold to go outside, she says "I need a sweater!" She is fighting every single choice, even if it is what she originally wanted. She wants pasta until you put it in front of her, then she doesn't want pasta. But she asks me "did you have a good day, mommy?" when I come home from work, and she can be very kind and thoughtful to all of us. I figure this is some of the fun of being two!
UPDATE 11/5: stop the presses! It finally happened, Clara made it until 6:30 am! Hallelujah!