Thursday, August 5, 2010

5 Months

I'm going to pretend that next month isn't her 1/2 year birthday (for now) and make it my goal to soak up as much "littleness" as possible for the time being. 5 months?! Where do I begin? I really thought last month was full of new developments... who was I kidding? She's growing up right in front of my eyes. She's a little person, she knows what she wants and how to get it. :) She looks at me with those eyes and just smiles. A sweet, perfect combination of our best qualities.

Okay, enough of the sentimental mush (lol) - here are her updates:
  • She hasn't gone back to the dr. yet, but I'm guessing she's well over 17 lbs. now.
  • She's reaching for everything she sees. I used to be so good at holding her and multi-tasking. Um, not anymore. Whatever I'm doing while holding her, she has her hands in.
  • We said farewell to all over her 3-6 month clothes (already!?) and she's in 6-9, 9, and some 6-12 month ones.
  • We were barely able to squeeze her chunky butt in the rest of her size 2 diapers. I'm surprised they didn't rip in half. She's comfortably in size 3 now.
  • She's just started this new thing during tummy time: She'll scoot up on her knees and stick her butt straight up in the air. I'm thinking it won't be long until she's on all fours. ::Scary::
  • I think we're starting to experience some attachment issues. She's favoring mommy big time right now.
  • We have a roller! She started rolling back to tummy right after her 4 month birthday and hasn't looked back. If she's lying down, she's rolling over. She's ->this<- close to rolling tummy to back.
  • Because of her new found rolling skills, she's become a tummy sleeper for the majority of the night. Makes me a nervous wreck. She's only waking 1-2 times a night though, so she's sleeping good! Bedtime is 8:30, she might get up around 2, normally gets up around 5, and is up for the day at 6:45 (when I wake her up to get ready for daycare).
  • Still fights naps like they are poison. She won't sleep for more than 10-20 minutes at a time at daycare, usually 2-3 times a day. She's better at home as long as I'm holding her, but lets be honest, I can't hold her for every nap. (Although I try to...:) )
  • She is starting to sit on her own for a few seconds at a time. She can prop herself up with her arms, but she's too much of a wiggle worm to sit still.
  • She thinks mommy is hilarious. Ha! She laughs almost every.single.time I talk to her. Not in a baby voice either. If she's eating, I'll look down and say, "Hey, sweet girl" with a smile... she started giggling. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen! (I'll post a video of her laughing later. NOT while eating, lol)
  • Since we're not starting solids until 6 months, we've been letting her experiment with the spoon with "Momsicles". Breast milk frozen to a slushy consistancy. She LOVES them. I know developmentally she's ready for solids, but I'm a firm believer that their gut is not fully developed until around 6 months, so we'll wait until then.
And of course, 11 million pictures of my beauty:

These just crack me up. :)


  1. What a beauty she is! Enjoyed reading your updates as they reminded me of when my lil monkey hit those milestones. He's 16-months-old now! Time flies by too quickly.

    Found you on Just Another Manic Momday's blog. Nice to meet you!

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  3. Found your blog through Just Another Manic Momday, And I wanted to say I love it! The background is so cute. And your daughter is absolutely precious! They grow so fast!

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