So first, let's look at the progression picture:
The top two pictures (left to right) are her one month and two month pictures. The bottom two are (left to right) three and four month. I picked that four month picture because she'd just discovered her toes and kept grabbing them. If I could have gotten one, her five month picture would have shown her toes in her mouth, as they spent much of her fifth month that way. I chose the center picture for her five month picture because, in fact, she spent the month with whatever she could get in her mouth. Fingers (her and everyone else's), toes, teething rings of all kinds, and even chair arms are likely to end up in her mouth!
Kate's fifth month was mostly one of recovery from her busy fourth month. We did take a weekend trip to Nashville to meet her uncles D and E (J's best friends from childhood) and their wives, children and their mom, as well as another of J's friends from college and his wife. By Sunday's drive home, Miss Kate was rather worn out, and we had our only rough road trip.
At five months, Kate was 15.4 pounds. She is quite vocal, having discovered her shriek. Mama's not exactly a fan of that. She also started to enjoy Sophie (her rubber giraffe) and Lambie (her Lord's Prayer stuffed lamb) more. Kate finally settled in to going to work with Mama every day, together with Thomas (our mother's helper/babysitter) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She loves the volunteers at church, and is fairly sure that people come to the church just to see her!