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