Sunday, June 2, 2013

Grow Baby Grow {Drew} - 5 Months

Our girl is 5 months old today! Today is also my last day of maternity leave, so it's a big day in our household. I am so thankful to have been able to spend so much time with Drew and can't even think about what comes next... So onto the good stuff!

Weight: ~14 pounds
Diapers: size 2, all snaps down on cloth {although I have been very lazy this month with cloth!}
Clothing size: 3 to 6 months in everything, some still big on her!
  • Rolling to sleep on her tummy! Weirdly, the first time she did this was in a pack 'n play for a nap - which is when Trent did it first!

  • Naps!! Score one for the parents! We did a little bit of cry it out (but I am a wimp about it so it wasn't full on) and finally mastered her falling asleep on her own and sleeping past 1 sleep cycle. I still can't stop glowing about this.
  • On average, taking 3 naps/day
  • Wakes about once a night, some nights (like Friday) are a lot more!
  • Everything goes in the mouth
  • Doesn't like to recline much anymore so we've graduated to being in the stroller without the car seat and the duck tub!

  • No teeth...Brother got his first tooth at 4.5 months so curious when hers will pop through. I'm buying an amber teething necklace to see what that does for us...
  • Enjoying the jumper and jumperoo a lot!

  • Much better at grabbing things...and then they go in the mouth!
  • All of the sudden she has stretched out her nursing times. She now consistently goes 3 hours between sessions, so she's nursing about 6 times/day. This sudden change resulted in a couple of clogged ducts for me. Ouch!
  • Loves her feet. She's gotten her toes in her mouth twice, but I haven't been fast enough with the camera. Boo.

  • Really interested in food, watches me eat very intently. Next month, sweet girl!
  • Sucks on her bottom lip, it is precious.
  • When she nurses on my left side, she holds her left ear {her floppy one}, so cute!
  • Very serious, not much of a talker, tough to get her to laugh but Mama and Daddy have figured out a few tricks!
  • LOVES to watch Trent

  • As soon as you put her on her back on the floor, she flips! Makes tummy time super easy!

Our little lady is such a joy. She is so different than Trent was as a baby, so I really can't wait to see what the future brings for her and for us as a family. We are so blessed to be her parents!

It is definitely getting more challenging to pose her. {grin}


Anonymous said...

She is a cutie! Love that blue outfit. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow - you will all do great. AP

KristenW said...

Love this post... so many great pics! You'll do great tomorrow!

Adventures of Three Harts said...

She is such a doll! I hope you get some rest tonight and have as good of a day as you can tomorrow, I know that is easier said than done.

The Watkins Family said...

So cute! That pic of her napping with her feet crossed is PRECIOUS! Hope your first day back goes well.

Sally Hilton said...

Such a doll! I've used the amber teething necklace for infants for a while now and it has worked wonders for my son!

Kelly said...

Oh she is so precious!!!! I love this post! :) Happy 5 months Drew!!

Speaking of work....did you get the new position at Deliotte?