Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 Months Old!

Ella Grace,

This month you have proved that you are one energetic little girl! You are already "scooting" around all over the house. You get up on your hands and knees, start rocking, then take a couple of "crawls", then it's back down to you belly to "scoot." I guess you know you can move way faster just scooting around : ) You are curious about everything around you! This month you don't seem to scoot to specific objects, you just like to be on the go! You are starting to sit up all by yourself and you think you are such a big girl : ) Well, I guess you are...in some ways. This month was your first Halloween! You were a ladybug. The CUTEST ladybug I've ever seen! You also took your first trip to the pumpkin patch where you had your first hayride to pick out your very own pumpkin : ) You are such a fun, happy baby. I love playing with you and watching you get excited over the smallest things! This month I also noticed you started holding your arms out for us to pick you up. Talk about melting Mommy's heart! You continue to be such a blessing to Mommy and Daddy. You are simply amazing! We love you!

5 Month Stats

Weight: 15 pounds 12 ounces

Length: 26 inches

Clothes size: 3 months and 3-6 months

Diaper size: 2

Daily Routine: You wake up around 7 a.m. and nurse. Then you play in your exersaucer and watch TV until about 8:30 or 9:00. Then it's time for your first nap. Thankfully the naps have gotten MUCH better in the last month, but sadly you still will not let Mommy rock you to sleep : ( You just want to be laid down in your crib so you can get comfy on your own. You sleep anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. After your nap you nurse again, then you and Mommy play, clean up, run errands, whatever needs to be done that day. You usually have an afternoon snack nursing session then lay down for your second nap somewhere between 1 and 2:30. After your afternoon nap, you eat again then usually play in your exersaucer while Mommy cooks dinner and/or gets ready for work. You go to sleep at 6:00 p.m. Yes, that's 6! I mean if we can stretch you to 6:30 that's good! So, you nurse and then go to sleepy time for the night.

Feeding: You nurse about 4 times a day. Right after you wake up, lunch, afternoon "snack," then dinner! Right before you turned 6 months old, I let you have rice cereal for the first time. You did okay with it, but you weren't loving it. We just tried it every few days for a couple of weeks until you got used to eating from a spoon.

Sleep: Still sleeping like an angel 12-13 hours a night! We are VERY thankful! Mommy and Daddy know what a blessing that is!

Hair Color: Brown

Eye color: Brown

Milestones: You can sit up all by yourself! Such a big girl! You can also bring yourself up into a sitting position from your tummy. You are starting to crawl! You are "scooting" ALL over the place!!! It doesn't really matter if you learn to crawl because you scoot yourself anywhere you want to go! Mommy cannot believe you are already SO mobile! I was NOT ready for that at this age! But I am SO glad you are SO smart : ) Also, it was your first Halloween!

Your favorite toy: Exersaucer for sure! You love to sit in it like a big girl and play with all kinds of toys and watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Baby Einstein!

5 Month Pictures















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