Friday, January 31, 2014

5 Month Update

Wow! 5 months have gone by already? This time last year we were getting so excited about telling our parents and siblings you were coming. I remember thinking January went by sooo sllooowww last year because we had this huge secret and just wanted to let our family in on it! And now you are here and already 5 months old!!

This month your sleeping got a little out of wack. You were doing soo good but then you got a little cold and that mixed with learning so many new things sent you into a sleep regression! Finally you are doing a lot better and back to only waking up to eat twice. During your sleep regression we decided to move your bedtime up. Now you go to bed between 7 and 7:30. I think that really helped! Then you wake up around 1 and 4 to eat. You still wake up for the day around 7:30.

Your naps have gotten much more regular and longer since you have been sleeping more at night. You normally get tired about an hour after you eat and sleep for about an hour and a half. 

You learned to roll from your back to your tummy this month!! You don't go all the way over often but you roll to your side a lot. You have also discovered your feet just recently. You can even suck on your big toe!!!! Today you kept grabbing both feet with both hands. Every time I put you down that's what you would do! You also have learned to blow raspberries and you do it all the time! We even hear it on the monitor at night!!

You still love your bathtime. When we were struggling with sleep, we decided to start doing a bath every night as part of your bedtime routine. It has gotten much easier to just leave your bathtub in our tub so I don't have to move it out to the kitchen sink every night. You have also started playing with toys at bath time!

You are still nursing every three hours. You are in size two diapers and 3-6 month clothes. 

This month you celebrated your first New Years! Let me tell you what, it was pretty exciting! You went to bed at around 9:30 and I was in bed by 10!

We also went on another trip to the lake and you experienced your first snow! You were pretty lucky because it hardly ever snows at the lake or at home!

You are turning into such a little person!! This month your personality and smiles really blossomed. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you sweet girl. You are going to do some pretty amazing things with your beautiful life. We love you with all of our hearts. 

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