Saturday, March 8, 2014

5 month update

Weight: 14 lbs 12.8 oz

Height: I don't have an official height so we're going with a guess of 26 inches. We'll see how far off I am at her next checkup or when I can find a tape measure, whichever comes first.

Diapers: Cloth, even at night. She's such a heavy wetter that I'm going to try using wool at night to see if that helps keep her dry.

Clothes: A mix of 6-9 and 9-12. I'm going to put it out there that big sister is in 2T and at the rate Marian is growing, they might be wearing the same clothes soon. I guess that might simplify things.

Sleep: We're still firmly entrenched in the crap sleeping. We're attempting to do some modified sleep training- mainly not rushing to get her when she starts fussing and instead giving her a few minutes to settle down. I've also been trying to only nurse her until she's drowsy and put her down still partially awake so she can learn to get herself to sleep. It's tough though.

On the plus side of sleep issues, we bit the bullet and got her out of the rock and play. She forced our hand by learning how to sit up in it. Now she's in the pack and play and sleeping flat on her back, although she can roll over to her side or belly if she chooses. The plan is to have her start napping in the crib when we get back from our trip in a few weeks. Ideally we'd be switching her up to the crib fully in the next few weeks but I'm not trudging up and down the stairs several times a night. So until she learns to sleep through the night she's staying in our room.

Feedings: She's put herself on a pretty decent schedule for eating during the day. Usually every 2-3 hours. I can tell she's flirting with the idea of doing longer stretches and with getting herself on the 2-3-4 schedule, but we're not quite there yet.

Milestones: Working on sitting up unassisted- she can do it for about 10 seconds now before toppling over. She's trying really hard to sit up on her own from lying down. She figured out how to roll continuously to get to what she wants, and can inchworm/army crawl. And to top it all off, she managed to get herself up on hands and knees- didn't go anywhere, but still. Two mobile children! Oy vey! At least she can't get very far or go very fast.

Miscellaneous: She loves playing little sing-song type of games, like "Row Row Row Your Boat" or "Ring Around the Rosie" (Ella likes holding hands and playing with her sister, especially the falling down part). She is so amused by her own reflection and making silly faces in the mirror. She also has discovered the joy in sticking out her tongue and the awesomeness that are her feet. Overall she has such a happy little personality, although she is quite determined to get what she wants.

I'm on the go! 

And I can sit up all by myself! At least for a little bit before toppling over

There's a lot of this going on....

...and this. She loves her feet

Nothing's better than nomming on your toys

She makes a lot of silly faces

As a bonus, here's a video of her giggling. 

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