5 Months old is a whole new world

The last month has been a big one for the Sundin family. I have started work and Dayla has started daycare. With these new worlds also came a whole set of new talents that Dayla has developed. I have to say that the best part about daycare is that Jan (our daycare lady) keeps telling me how developed and how awesome Dayla is!
Firsts:

  • Her first full-blown cold. Snot, sneezes and and smokers cough.

New Milestones:

  • Anything entering hand reaching distance goes directly into the mouth.
  • She can hold onto her toys for a long time. I get a kick out of making her carry her own toys from the car to the house.
  • Faces have become very interesting. Not just looking at them, but poking and grabbing lips, cheeks, noses and eyes.
  • She sees a bottle and reaches out for it. She can even hold onto it all by herself (for a couple minutes anyway).
  • Laughs hysterically at silly things we do (and when you tickle her).
  • Puts her hand in my mouth and then her eyes get huge in surprise and amazement when I suck on her fingers.
  • Can pull her feet up to her mouth…and yes, likes to chew on them too.

Fun things that have been said at daycare by the older kids:

  • “She smells like a boy when she farts” (I am the only mom still nursing…and I eat garlic!)
  • “Here comes drool monster!”
  • “She is my favorite baby ever”
  • (and by Jan herself) “Even at half the price she would still be a bargain!”

One Month

Two Months

Three Months

Four Months

Five Months

Here are a few bonus pictures we took recently

I can grab my legs!

I can eat my feet!

I have massive biceps!

I love my Mom!

Dayla and Haley

The 2007 list of Top 100 baby names is out. I never cared about this information before but it becomes intensely interesting since I recently had to name someone. Dayla is nowhere on the list but there are 5 names in the top 10 that end in the letter A: Sophia (1), Isabella (2), Emma (3), Ava (5), and Olivia (10). In the top 100 there are also some very similar names: a Makayla (33), Kayla (39), and Layla (40). It looks like Dayla is going to have to deal with a name that is different, but not that different.
Dayla’s friend Haley is on the top 100 list too but with a different spelling (Hailey).
We learned recently that our good friends Justin, Beth, and Haley are moving to Austria at the end of next month. Dayla wants to get as much Haley time in as possible before then so we watched the Charger game at their house yesterday. Here are a few pictures from that day.

I love eating my dress

Haley has WAY cooler toys than I do

Hmmm… I think I can take these buttons off

Hmmm… I think I can take Haley’s face off

Happy New Year!

To ring in the new year I thought I would share with you a special moment that Dayla and I have everyday. One of Dayla’s favorite places (where she smiles the most) is her changing table. It is one of my favorite places with her and I thought I would snap some pictures so you could share in my joy too.