Beach Bits,  Bug,  movies

5 month movie!

Baby Bug turned five months yesterday. She’s been learning a lot of new tricks lately but I wasn’t able to capture any of them on digital film. So we will have to be content to remember this time as the time she was a summer baby who liked to blow raspberries and eat her toes.

You’ll just have to imagine her squealing in delight over the cats as they brush by her exersaucer within inches of her wiggling fingers. She longs to sink them into their soft fuzzy tempting fur. You’ll have to imagine her little bird mouth opening and closing in desire as she watches me drink from a water bottle. When I give her a sip, half of the water comes right back out of her mouth and dribbles down her shirt but she wants more. She loves to drink water. She doesn’t want a sippy cup. She prefers to drink out of the bottle or out of a cup like mommy. Because she’s a “big girl” like that. She chases her lidless sippy cup around the tray of her exersaucer with sweeping gestures until it finally rides up over the lip and lands on the floor. Then she shrieks at it until I come and pick it up for her. It is a game that she is just beginning to see the fun in.

She’s also getting big. I watch her toes and then knees fly up over the edge of her bassinet. Soon she’ll figure out how to sit up and then I’ll have to grow up a little myself and give into the fact that I can’t keep her right next to me every minute of the day. I’ll have to learn to listen to the baby monitor and let her sleep in her crib like a proper baby. She needs room to stretch and roll about. But I’m just not ready. I’ve tried to put away the bassinet part of her stroller about forty-seven times and replace it with the toddler seat but it is in vain because I can’t stand her being alone in her room without me. So over and over I release all the velcro straps and assemble the bassinet all over again.

It’s hard to imagine that I’m going to be feeling this way for the next twenty years. I just don’t want her to grow up so quick. I think she’ll always grow a little faster than my heart can keep up.

And now the movie (2.17 megs, quicktime)


  • GenE Shockley

    Do you use a regular digital camera, or a digital type movie camera? If it is regular digital, how do you get the cooing of Baby Bug? Is there an attachment you can plug in (if it IS a reg digital?

    I love the pictures and the movies of Baby Bug. They inspire me, as I have a 10 month old grandson that I love taking pics of. My digital camera allows me to take short movies, but they aren’t really satisfying because he is starting to babble a LOT, but I have no way of captureing that.


  • Daisy Mae

    It’s so hard to believe she is 5 months old already. It seems like just yesterday we were doing the waiting game wondering when she was going to make her appearence.

    Happy 5 months birthday Baby Bug!

  • Angie

    She’s so beautiful. And I love how she studies the camera when you move it closer to her. She’s probably thinking, hmmm…how can I chew on that?

    I LOVE the pictures of the two of you in the previous post. Such big smiles.

  • Kristin

    Awesome, completely. She will love looking back on these some day.

    You are such a fab Mom.

    I think Nolan would like Baby Bug for his baby girlfriend.

  • Donna

    Hey Brenda! Great pix! Danielle just graduated from high school Thursday…this movie brought back all of my memories of her at this age…time really does fly! What was the music you used on this? It was great.

  • josephine

    gbs: I use my spy camera. It has a movie function that records sound as well as dv. I do have a digital movie camera but it’s big and clunky and doesn’t fit in my purse like my spy cam does. I’m surprised your camera doesn’t record sound. Most these days do.

    Donna: It’s Cherry Blossom Girl by Air.

    Angie: She totally wants to eat the camera.

  • BeachMama

    Another great movie, it makes me want to go watch all the little movies I made of my little guy when he was that little. He is only almost three and I miss the baby faze already!

  • Katherine

    Aw, the music fits brilliantly, I love Air. I can’t believe how much she’s grown, she seems so inquisitive, and very determined to roll over!

  • Ton

    Ohhh, that movie was beautiful. Perfect music, perfect baby. I got a little teary-eyed watching it, and I don’t even know you or Baby Bug.

    I remember when my youngest was a baby. She was in her cradle beside our bed for so long that I was afraid she would sit up one day and fall out. I also remember crying because I didn’t want my oldest to go to kindergarten–and he was 5 weeks old! I’m thinking just a touch of PPD. :)

  • erika

    that was beautiful. thank you for sharing, you’re doing great with the editing and flow. skills beyond belief, woo hoo :)

  • Kestrel

    That last line reminded me of something I might read in a very good, very insightful, very entertaining novel about mommyhood. :)