I say this literally every month update, but OH MY GOSH, I can’t believe my baby is five months old. Today. I swear to you I just had her, yesterday…so it doesn’t make sense to me how she’s five months old. The calendar is wrong, that’s it. That has to be it! Seriously though, she’s amazing, I’m obsessed with her and we’re besties. She smiles and giggles all the time, is totally obsessed with Puppy Howie and loves lights. We pretty much do everything together and I’m pretty sure she’s going to hate having her picture taken one day because that’s all we do right now. Pictures all the time. She is totally obsessed with her Grandpa (my Dad), like she could be in the worst mood and if he holds her she’s all smiles and giggles. It’s actually really cute, until I want her to just snuggle with me even though she’s grumpy! Ha! Long story short though, she’s my favorite, she has Daddy wrapped around her finger and she’s the champion of rolling over EVERYWHERE.
Weight: She weighs almost 15 pounds now, as of like 2 days ago she was just shy of 15.
Routine: Currently our routine is a HOT MESS. Since we’re in the process of moving and waiting for our house to finish being built we’re staying with my in laws. That in itself is messing her up, just because things are a little chaotic and our life is kind of on hold right now! However, she’s totally been a champ and really is a good baby! She sleeps generally through the night, for the most part since starting rice cereal before bed. However..naps during the day are MESSY, this is mainly because of my work schedule. I’ve been SO busy lately (which is such a good thing!), but it makes for busy days, meetings, errands and lots of trips to my parents house so my Mom can help watch her–which means naps are literally at a different time and generally a different location daily. One day I’ll probably regret this, but not much I can do until we’re in our new house! So for the next 4-5 months we will make it work!
Sleeping: Like I said, that rice cereal seriously made a huge difference with sleeping through the night! She sleeps pretty well and pretty consistently from 11-7 or 8, but goes down at 7 every night, I just feed her before I go to bed. Knock on wood* ha!! Let’s not jinx that though. She HATES naps though, I’ve never seen a baby her age fight naps like she does. The struggle is R E A L on that end. Maybe that’s why she crashes at 7 every night though? Ha!
Eating: She’s killin it with the rice cereal, she LOVES it! We tried baby oatmeal last week, that wasn’t as successful. She ate it okay, but it didn’t sit well with her tummy so we stopped pretty much right away and it’s been great since! In a couple weeks here we will start mixing some veggies in with her cereal! I can’t wait to see how she likes it.
Milestones: She is literally a rolling a moving machine! Always on a mission. She rolls both ways, back to tummy and tummy to back and tries so hard to pull herself forward with her arms when she’s on her tummy. Somehow she ends up the opposite way and on the opposite end of her crib every morning than how I laid her in it the night before. Ha! Half the time she has her legs through the crib slats as well…oops. She loves to move though! She also grabs everything in site, like my dinner, my hair, my nose, Daddy’s collars on his shirt, everything. Ha! She’s definitely figuring things out and it’s the cutest.
THE FIVE MONTH VIDEO