Tuesday, October 15, 2013

5 Months

Weight: Unknown (next appointment isn't until 6 months)

Height: Unknown 

Sleeping Habits: It looks like we're starting to get some sleep around here.  Not much, but enough.  Things are looking up.  Arya will go to sleep between 7 and 7:30 each night, she'll either nurse to sleep or sometimes she'll fuss and we'll just pat her buns and she's out.  Sometimes she sleeps straight through until 5:30 or 6 and sometimes she wakes up once to eat.  I can handle that.  She sleeps on her tummy in her crib.  Her naps are also slowly improving.  She's starting to take one long nap a day.  She takes about 3 naps a day, between 45 minutes-2 hours.  We still have to walk with her to sleep, but it only takes about 5 minutes so it's not so bad.  

Eating Habits: We still EBF and she takes bottles of pumped milk when I'm at work.  She eats every 2-3 hours.  She'll take 4 ounces in a bottle.  

Milestones: That wee baby is rolling both ways AND she starting inching like an inchworm on the floor, so now I really need to watch her.  She also found her feet and is blowing raspberries.  

Best Thing This Month: Getting her all dressed up in her Halloween costume and going to Spooktacular at Sesame Place with her big sister, such a fun family day.  

Challenges This Month: She's teething pretty badly.  I can see her bottom tooth and it's so close to popping out.  She likes to chomp on a frozen wash cloth.  I use orajel sometimes and if it's really bad I give her Tylenol.  I try not to give her to much medicine, but I'm not going to leave her in pain either.  Someone suggested putting a frozen breast milk ice cube in one of those mesh feeders, but I haven't tried it yet.  

Looking Forward To: We're starting solids next month and I can't wait.  I'm thinking of doing a combination of baby led weaning and purees, we'll probably just skip the cereal.  I have to do a little research on BLW, but everyone I've spoken to that tried it, loved it, so we'll see!


Kristin Faulkenberry said...

can i ask why you are skipping the cereal? I have gave it to my 4 month old one time, and i felt like it really tore her belly up..but I'm not sure!

Melissa G. said...

It seems like there's not much nutritional value to it so we'll just start with veggies.

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