Thursday, December 6, 2012

5 months

This is a baby-related post. Please feel free to skip if you are not comfortable reading.

K turned five months old on Sunday!

Weight & Length: She was over 23 inches long at her last check up (10-25%) and she weighs 12 lbs. 3 oz. (still 5-10%).

Sleeping: Sleep comes and goes. Sometimes she will make it through the night, or come close to it. Other times she will wake up every 3-4 hours to eat. She's also teething, and I know that discomfort doesn't help with her sleep patterns.

Eating: She's eating around 4 ounces at each feeding, and anywhere from 20 to 26 ounces a day. She was eating close to 5 ounces at each feed, but we took a step back late last week and over the weekend when she started struggling with her reflux again. The pediatrician upped her Zantac dose, so hopefully that does the trick. Prior to her tummy issues this weekend, we were also starting to introduce solid foods. So far, we've tried oatmeal (nay), bananas (nay), sweet potatoes (yay), avocado (yay), and apples (nay).

Diapers: We are still using cloth diapers at home, but daycare will only do disposable. So we are using Huggies Natural Care there, and she's almost ready to move out of size 1.

Clothing: Clothes that are 0-3 months are packed away, and so are many of the 3 month clothes. She's wearing mostly 3-6 month and 6 month sizes now.

Personality: SUCH A HAM. I promise there are times when she does cry, but for the most part, she's incredibly happy. And funny. She's started giggling uncontrollably when she finds something extra amusing, such as looking at herself in the mirror or playing peek-a-boo. She's also "found her voice" according to the pediatrician, because she shrieks and screams at times for no reason - and not in a sad way. She much prefers interacting with other people than being left alone, though she will occupy herself in her play gym for about 20-30 minutes at a time.

Milestones & Firsts: We had lots of big milestones this month, including trying solid foods for the first time (and sitting in her high chair) and, of course, finalization. She's sitting up a little bit on her own and rolling both ways with ease, though she's not a huge fan of rolling from back to tummy since she'd prefer not to be on her stomach. It seems to frustrate her, since she can't quite get her limbs coordinated in order to crawl yet. We've learned that putting a mirror in front of her does entice her to scoot forward, but it takes up a lot of her energy. She also celebrated her first Thanksgiving this month and met Santa for the first time.

I honestly can't believe that almost half a year has gone by already. Where is the time going? :(


Michaela said...

She is beautiful! I love the Santa picture!!

mama in the making.... said...

look how happy she is with Santa - omg melt my heart!!!!!

Rach said...

She is just adorable!

someday-soon said...

What a great picture with Santa =) She is adorable and I'm happy she's doing fantastic!!!

Glass Case of Emotion said...

Such cute photos. Our Santa kinda sucked, glad you got a nice shot! Love to read the K updates. The difference between 5 months and 8 months is pretty amazing. Gotta love it!

It Is What It Is said...

Look at how happy she is. Santa! (Just wait a year or two and you will be posting the obligatory 'child wailing in Santa's lap' pic.

So happy for you that you are about to experience your first Christmas as parents.

AnotherDreamer said...

Oh, she's gorgeous! The time really flies :) Sounds like she's doing really well though!

Stefanie Blakely said...

Best Santa pic EVER!! She's getting so big-- When I saw her in the pic with you & Joey today I couldn't believe how fast she's growing up!