5 months! Wow. As I was taking out the 5 months sticker last week to stick on Liv’s onesie, I couldn’t believe that 6 months is next. How time flies. I know that we are not going to be without trying times, but my little newborn baby is for sure, gone. She is a baby. A very expressive, happy, chatty, laughing baby. I can honestly say I enjoy spending time with her every day.
I feel so lucky I get to stay home with her. There certainly are tough moments and even tough days but over all we have a blast together. (Oh, the irony of this sentence…she’s currently avoiding her 2nd nap BIGTIME.) I can’t wait to play outside with her and take her to mommy and me classes when she gets a bit older.
I feel like this month was such a big month.
She can sit up unassisted for a couple of minutes…even longer in the boppy pillow. I feel like this happened out of no where.
She scoots backwards and rotates when she’s on her belly.
Rolls over belly to back, although she’s quite disinterested in doing this. She has only rolled the opposite way once.
Arches her back and tries to scoot on her back. Managed to get halfway off her boppy lounger doing this. (I was right there.)
“Eats” oatmeal daily. We started at 5 months and took a couple breaks b/c she didn’t seem ready. Now she takes it, but doesn’t love it yet.
LOVES avocado in mesh feeder.
Grabs and reaches with one or both hands.
Can transfer toys from one hand to another.
Gets super excited (smiles & laughs) when Daddy comes home. (Cutest thing EVER.)
Brings hands together and makes clapping movements.
Lifts arms and feet while on belly.
“talks” so much.
I will do a fully updated post on sleep and where we are. We are just about to transition her into the crib…possibly tonight even. She is also taking 2-3 naps a day, but I think soon we’ll be down to two officially. Three naps a day are happening less and less. She wakes up usually between 6:30-7:30. If she wakes up with a 5 in front, I wait 15 minutes and see if she’ll fall asleep. If not, I’m trying to treat it as a night time wake up and go in quietly, feed her, put her down and leave. This has only happened once and it worked. Olivia typically gets up once a night. If she gets up again we try to let her fuss it out or go in and “shush” her.
We’ve tried oatmeal and avocado in a mesh feeder. We started out with the like 3 days before 5 months and she had the tongue reflex (she stuck her tongue out when we put food to her lips.) I decided to wait a couple days to see if it went away and it did. She still didn’t seem to like it, so I waited 2 more days, which was this morning. She seemed to tolerate it more, so now I’ll keep up with it. I put avocado in the mesh feeder last night and she loved it. I was waiting for the OK with the pediatrician to try other foods. I knew she would like the mesh feeder because she loves to suck on things. We’re going to wait 4 days between new foods (at the recommendation of our pediatrician) and try carrots, sweet potato and bananas. I’m so excited!
Weight: 14 lb, 13 oz. (47%)
Height 16.3 inches (87%)
Clothes: mostly 3-6, but 6-12 in some pants. PJs are 9 months.
Favorite toys: Sophie, Whoozit, Eric Carle elephant, Fisher Price red Monkey
Best thing this month: I’d say sitting up and her reaction when Danny walks in the door. Her Christening was also very special.
Hardest thing: When she doesn’t want to nap. (like right now.)
Having a baby is the hardest, happiest, most emotionally rewarding thing in the world. <3 Love my little girl.