Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Months


Our girl was 5 months old on Monday!

She...
...goes to bed around 7:30 without much fuss (!!), but still wakes once or twice during the night.
...sleeps on her tummy with her butt in the air. We put her down on her back but it usually takes less than 10 minutes for her to find her sweet spot on that tummy of hers.
...is starting to prefer a bottle, rather than me, and I'm okay with that.  No solids yet.
...still wears mostly 0-3 month clothes (she's a peanut!), but is starting to fit into some 3-6 month things.
...is much easier to carry now. She supports herself completely and can hold on a little bit.  No more squirmy baby.
...impresses the ladies at daycare with her mad rolling over and scooting skills.  I'm actually surprised she's not crawling yet with how easily she gets around.
...likes to be the center of attention, at least at home.  She gets along fine at daycare, but when we're home, she doesn't really entertain herself.  I think she just gets bored easily.
...drools a lot.  I think that means a tooth might be on its way!
...loves grabbing her feet, especially during diaper changes which makes it difficult.
...hates getting dressed after a bath.  I usually let her roll around naked on the guest bed for a minute, but I'm sure that will backfire all over the comforter one day. :)  It takes two of us to wrestle her into her pajamas, that little wiggle worm!
...has discovered her voice and can be really loud.  She also figured out how to make beat boxing sounds with her mouth, which is hilarious.

I'm starting to worry that she's not going to know what her name is.  I was reading an article that said by 5 months, babies should recognize their name and turn toward you when you're talking.  She does the turning part but I'm pretty sure she doesn't know her name.  It might have something to do with the fact that we never actually call her by her name.  We should really start trying to do that.  Let's see... we call her Girlie, Bunny, Peanut, Niblet, Sydie (that's close, right?), and probably more that I'm forgetting.  Girlie is definitely her #1 nickname though.  We even refer to her as Girlie when we're texting about her during the day (i.e. "I'll pick up Girlie today.").  Please tell me we're not alone in our nicknaming craziness.  We're sorry SYDNEY, we'll try to do better.

1 comments:

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I call my kids all sorts of nicknames, most not even closely related to their names. Love monkey, bunny, lemony snicket, lulu lemon, smuggle, noni, princess, etc. Don't worry, at some point she'll get it:)
She's adorable! Send some good sleep vibes our way...

Jessica

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