Saturday, November 21, 2009

5 Months Old

Ok, so I'm a terrible blogger, but this week has been pretty hellish...but more on this later. On Thursday my baby turned 5 months old! I can't even believe it.

She's still STTN, thank goodness, liking solids much better. Oatmeal is tolerable, but she loves her purees. So far she's had carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash. Next week...sweet peas. Here's her 5 month photo with a newborn pic for comparison.

So let's see what's up this month. Lots of rolling from belly to back, she's trying her hardest to roll from back to belly, but gets stuck about halfway through. When she does tummy time, she's starting to push up on her knees, which is crazy. I'm not ready for mobility! She laughs a lot and smiles a lot. She loves to play superbaby and get a kissy face. She's also been very clingy lately, especially to me. I guess this is the "mommy" phase I've heard of. When I leave the room she winges and wants me to hold her all the time. I love that she wants me because I work all week and don't get to spend a lot of time with her, but it's nice not to hear a crying baby when I want to use the bathroom!

She's actually been really sick, which is why the week was hellish. This cold made her first cold look like a day at the park. She was congested, her nose was runny, and she had a God awful cough. For 2 nights she couldn't sleep on her back, regardless if the mattress was elevated, so Andy and I took turns holding her. The longest she would sleep in her crib was 2 hours and even that was pushing it. Her eyes were all watery and red. I felt terrible for her. She's feeling better now, thank goodness, and is back in her crib. She still has a little cough and some congestion but she's feeling better.
This is probably the time when I'm enjoying her the most. She's so alert and responsive. Lots of fun to play with!


withoutadornment said...

Happy 5 Months! She's definitely quite a cutie.

I hope that she continues to get better! I can only imagine how scary it is when ones baby is ill.

JosiahsMommy said...

Happy 5 Months! I promise the next few months get better and better. They start to play with you and babble. It's cute!

Just a thought- Next time if she can't breathe laying down, take her in for an RSV test. They can give you a nebulizer to help with the breathing.

Mrs.Pink said...

Happy 5 Months! I can't believe how fast they grow!

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