So after posting that picture of Clare last night very quickly, I thought that I should probably go back and actually update all of our adoring fans on the Herring family. :)
Things are pretty much the same -- nothing too exciting. Ok, well, that's kind of an understatement. Things are always exciting with a 5-month old around here to take care of.
Some milestones of Clare's: rolling over both directions with ease; when on her tummy she now draws her knees up and sticks her bum in the air -- will we have a baby on the move soon?; scooting backward -- just getting off the blanket takes about 5 minutes, so she's not going anywhere quickly; DROOLING, drooling, and more drooling; learning how to make noise (she's started to enjoy banging things like rattles & spatulas or pounding her hands on any surface she can reach); putting her fingers in the mouths, eyes, or nostrils of the person holding her; sticking her fingers in the toaster while on the counter in her bumbo seat while I'm cooking -- we're unplugging it as a rule now; reaching up to bang the wine glasses together (they hang on a rack under the cabinet)- amazingly, she hasn't broken one yet!
Tom and I are still doing well; he's still working 12 hours a day, and now he's back on the night shift. Clare and I miss him, but really enjoy our cuddling time when he crawls in to bed at 6 A.M. This has actually been great, because she sleeps SO much better when she's next to someone; so I can get up early in the morning and leave her to sleep with Tom for a while as I get ready for the day and try to get some things done around the house before she's ready to take on the day.
Well, this little one in my lap is getting restless. She's been so good so far sitting here banging on the desk and occasionally the keyboard, but now it's time to GET UP, Mom!