we are so very much alike, sweet girl. And lately I worry that because of that we will have to work at not driving each other crazy. But I also know that will help us to understand each other better and bond us together in the best of ways. You’ve only been in our world for 5 months, and I already can’t imagine my life without you!
- from mama’s letter to you
What you weigh – 9 lbs. 7 oz.
What you eat – you are still nursing full time. Sometimes mama gets worried because you will eat for less than 10 minutes and then stop. If I try to make you eat more you scream, but if I just let you lay there and look around you’re perfectly happy. It’s hard to believe you can get all you want in that short amount of time, but I’m starting to learn that as along as you’re happy and content, then I’ll let you lead the way! You eat about every 3- 3.5, sometimes 4 hours, but only because bubba gets ready. Sometimes I wonder if you’d ever eat if it wasn’t for him. You rarely act like you’re very hungry. I guess you’re just not a big eater! We’re having a little trouble sorting out your evening schedule right now. Because you are stretching your feedings out a little more, your last feeding ends up landing at about 9 o’clock, which mama thinks is a little late by the time you get your bath and get in bed. But I also don’t want to drop one of your feedings yet…so we’re trying to figure out a good solution. After your last feeding, you go to bed and sleep for about 3 hours before I get you up and feed you again. You don’t even wake up to eat that feeding…you’re pretty good at eating in your sleep! After that you don’t eat again until 7:30.
How you sleep – You love to sleep! Naps are so so easy with you now. When you get sleepy, I go in the nursery, turn on your sound machine, swaddle you and lay you down and you go right to sleep. You usually sleep for at least an hour and a half if not longer. You now get to keep one arm out of your swaddle so you can suck on your fingers. As long as you have your fingers you sleep just fine and don’t even wake up mid-nap. Same story at night. You are out like a light. Other than your 11:30 feeding, which you don’t even wake up for, you sleep straight through until about 6:30 or 7. Then you lay in bed and talk to yourself until we get you up to eat around 7:30.
What you wear – You are now fully in 0-3 months size. All your up to seven pounds sized stuff is too small, but I’m having a little bit of a problem packing it away so for now it’s still taking up space in your closet. One of these days I pull myself together and put it away. As much as I love the fact that you are growing, I just can’t bear the thought of losing my tiny little baby girl.
Diaper – You are now wearing the regular sized Bum Genius Freetime all in one diaper. It fits you great and rarely leaks at all. Sometimes we snap it on the tightest setting, but sometimes we even leave a snap open in the middle.
Favorite activities – sitting up facing out, hearing the sound of tape being pulled, holding/chewing on your sophie teether, sleeping, standing up, bathtime, holding hands with bubba
Least favorite activities: getting burped, laying down on your back
Big moments in your fifth month of life – Slept through the night! Started reaching for toys, rolled from your front to your back, lifted your upper body up during tummy time, first trip staying the night at Grandma’s in Harrah, first trip staying the night at Uncle Jamie and Aunt Kristin’s in Tulsa