"Take an action each day that alleviates suffering in the world. Bring light into darkness."
-Angeles Arrien

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
--- Richard Bach

I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody [to no one]
--Mother Teresa

We were not separated at your birth.
It was the moment at which we began our journey toward each other
-Nancy McGuire Roche

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

This is what the babies should be doing this month. Who knows if they are doing any of this ,but I thought it was interesting. I still think of them as newborns . It is really strange to imagine not seeing all the firsts. First smile,first laugh,first time they roll over, first time they coo.I was always there for all my childrens firsts. I have to stop or it will destroy me imagining that my children are growing up without me. They will never remember, but I will always realize I missed so much. We have so much time to make up for when we finally are together. Please pray for a travel date soon.

5th Month

Dexterity is an important skill that Baby is working on this month. By now, she can probably accurately reach out with one hand and trap an object in a mitten-like grab. She can hold a toy in her hand, inspect it carefully, and then transfer it to the other hand and start sucking on it. With this improved coordination comes the ability to grasp different-sized objects.

At five months, babies usually range from 23.5 inches long, 12.25 pounds (10th percentile) to 26.5 inches long and 17 pounds (90th percentile).

This month, your baby may:
Reach accurately for an object as eye-hand coordination improves.
Hold her head steady when sitting upright as neck muscles strengthen.
Sit supported for up to 30 minutes, and sit alone for a few moments as back muscles strengthen.
Roll from stomach to back.
Raise her chest with arm support while lying on her stomach as arm muscles get stronger.
Mimic sounds and gestures.
Repeat strings of syllables in a rhythmic way.
Babble to get attention.
Show positive reaction to different sounds.
Make different sounds for different needs.

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