5 Months brought us:
Weight: 13lb and 14ozHeight: 241/2 in long
Feeding: When your hungry. You've been more like a newborn this month, sometimes it's 1.5 hrs others it's 3.
Night time sleep: you have established a pattern of being tired by 7 so that's become our new bedtime. As long as you aren't too tired too quick you enjoy reading a story in your rocker and grabbing at the pages. Staying asleep is now our issue. We spend a bit of time in and out of your room, shhhsshing, giving you a paci (thank goodness you'll take one now!), patting, rocking, gas dropping, and crossing our fingers, usually 5 trips in before midnight and 3-4 after midnight. The result- we are all tired, and sometimes we just give up and put you in the rock n play where we are given a 80% chance of you staying asleep longer. Too bad your feet are hanging over the edge. Yikes!
Awake: Still a fan of being awake during the day. My little energizer bunny but much more alert and inquisitive about everything around you. Happy and talking much of the time.
Loves: Hearing your own voice as you play with new sounds and squeals. Drooling!! Watching Henry do anything or getting a hug from him. Mat play time, your toy hootsie wootsie, grabbing anything in sight, chewing on your fingers, chewing on your tongue and moving it around as you get ready for talking, having your legs lifted in the air, being swaddled, nursing, your brother, listening to music. This Little Piggy. Itsy Bitsy Spider, getting raised in the air, sshhhing to sleep.
Clothing Size: 3 months and 3-6 months depending on the brand. Mommy was sad to see 3 months become to small this month.
New Milestones: Taking a paci!!!! Holy Heaven we are so happy to have a way to sooth you when you're upset or help you fall back asleep. Noticing your feet, Squeals and talking, learning to grab things with your hands, sleeping in the woombie instead of a swaddle, observing everything around you, listening intently to books. I have so enjoyed the moments you show us how much you love us, especially the way you light up at the sight of your brother or daddy. You are such a sweetheart.
We love you darling girl!