Jenny is five months old, and at a very cute stage right now. She's much happier on the whole than she's been in a long time, and so much fun to play with.
Laurel and Annie love her too, but especially Laurel. Jenny and Laurel are only 17 months apart, which totally goes against the conventional wisdom of allowing several years between kids so they all get plenty of individual attention. I was kind of worried that Laurel might resent Jenny taking her place was the baby of the family, but it was exactly the opposite. Any time I leave the older girls with a babysitter and take Jenny, Laurel shouts, "Sister!!" the minute I walk back through the door. A few minutes later I get a happy but less energetic, "Hi Mama."
Jenny's first two teeth came in a few weeks ago, very early at 4.5 months. Although she's happier now that they're out, she's still acting like more are on the way soon. If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of her teeth in the video below.
This is Jenny at nap time. Her latest attempt to get out of taking naps is to adopt a attitude of happy disbelief that I might actually expect her to take a nap. She fell asleep two minutes after I took this video.
As I write this, Jenny has been (happily, but determinedly) fighting sleep for over an hour. I just played my standby lullaby for her - Go to Sleep, from Arthur & Friends. Jenny, of course, just giggled.