5 months already?! Ida is growing fast and it is so fun to watch how different she is from Cora. I think it's pretty natural to compare, but we really try to focus on the good qualities. We were discussing how Ida may be a little harder to comfort when she gets upset, but she rarely cries or gets upset. Ida has a go with the flow attitude and is really mellow.
There are so many little things that she does that I always want to remember...
... the smile she gives when she sees one of us looking at her. She gives huge smiles when she hasn't seen one of us for a while. I always love to sneak in and watch her before she notices me, then watch her face light up when she sees me across the room.
... how she always scratches her fingers against sheets, clothes, or pretty much anything she can get her hands on.
... how she cat naps all day long. She is the best sleeper and sleeps through pretty much anything. For a while there she was sleeping almost all the way through the night, which is something this working momma really appreciates.
... the way she sticks her little pointy tongue out.
... how practices blowing raspberries when nobody is watching.
... her love for her pacifier. She doesn't get fussy much, but the paci calms her right down.
... the way she globs on to you when she cuddles. She loves being draped over my chest or napping in my arms whenever she gets the chance.
... how we can spend the whole day together and she barely makes a peep the entire time. I feel like we truly enjoy each other's silence and time with Ida almost feels like alone time.
... how her first real giggles were at her big sister being goofy and most of her chuckles are when her sister is getting in trouble.
... the love she has for Cora is adorable. Watching their love for each other is one of the sweetest things I've ever witnessed.
Happy 5 months sweet Ida Rue! I couldn't imagine our family without you.