We can't believe that Amanda is 5 months old already! Time is flying by. At five months, Amanda weighed 17 lbs, 5 oz and was 26" long. We are still struggling with sleep issues...we usually have several terrible nights, then just when we think we can't take any more, she'll throw a really great night at us, just to keep us on our toes. We are going to visit the doctor to find out what we can do to improve her sleeping. In other news, Amanda sat up for the first time in early November, about a week before her 5 month birthday! We were surprised that it happened so soon. It was kind of an accident the first time, but then each day we could see her getting stronger and now she can easily sit up on her own (well, she can't get herself into a sitting position obviously, but she can hold it if we sit her up). She has also discovered her toes and likes to grab at them (especially at inopportune times), but hasn't quite figured out that she can put them in her mouth. She is now sitting up in a highchair and shares mealtimes with us, although she has not started eating solids yet. Also, we recently bought a Jolly Jumper which she loves! It cracks us up because she looks like she is Riverdancing. We hope to get some videos up on the site soon, including one of her "Jolly Jumping". We are making plans for Amanda's baptism, which will be held on November 27th.