Gigi just made her five month mark as a resident of planet earth, and we're enjoying her more than ever before. She laughs more now, she smiles at anyone willing to chat and smile at her, and she's even starting to move. She rolls from back to front and front to back, and she can almost sit up without support. She is wide awake at absolutely all social events (although she did fall asleep to some very loud Cuban music and flailing dancers at my zumba class on Saturday - go figure), and she is happy to be held by strangers about 90% of the time.
She is wearing clothes in the 6-12 month range (besides dresses, which she never seems to outgrow because her truly large parts are her torso and thunder thighs and dresses aren't much affected by those parts), and we're thinking of starting off with some basic "solid" foods soon because she is beginning to show signs of readiness. She continues to sleep about 7 hours through the night, and she is taking the bottle like a champ when she is home with daddy on the days that I work.
Her hair is getting so long on top (she has a thin patch around the back like most babies who sleep on their back), and when I bathe her in the bathtub with my new technique of laying her on her back in an inch or two of water, all of her long curly hair waves around her head in the water like a little crown.
We definitely hit the jackpot with this one.