Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Blakely's 5 Month Update

Height: about 26 1/2 inches
Weight: about 15 lb 4 oz
Head Circumference: about 16 3/4 inches
Vision: I think your vision is fully developed by now. I can be 10 feet away and you look over at me and smile. You have found the TV and it keeps you interested for about 15 minutes if it's a kids show.
Movement: You are a roller! It is so funny to watch you roll. You throw both your legs up and the air and let the drop to one side to get momentum. You have mastered getting your arms from underneath you. Only problem is once you are on your stomach, you can't seem to get back on your back. (that is not so fun at 3 am) You are also learning to sit up. You can sit by yourself for about 5-30 seconds depending on if your still or if you are reaching for things and then you fall to a side.
Eating Habits/New Foods: You are still on a schedule of 3 ounces every 3 hours, except for at night. I feed you around 10 or 11 and you go till about 5 am. It is heaven!!! I give your both boobies for your last feeding so that helps get you through the night. We have also tried rice cereal. I do it every 2-3 days for a lunch time snack just to teach you how to use a spoon so we are ready come real food time. You attack the spoon and try to grab it when eating so we are going to have to work on that.
Sleeping Patterns: God bless America, you are sleeping longer at night!! I figured out if you get a late evening nap around 6 or 7 you can stay awake later into the night. I usually let you take your last nap around 6 so we can do dinner while you sleep feed you at 7 and then play for the next 3 hours. We put Delainey to bed, give you a nice long bath, snuggle, and then eat one last time. You are doing a 6-8 hour stretch before you eat again!! It has worked for about a week now and I think it helps that you can sleep on your side. The sleep sack is gone and you don't seem to mind. You suck your thumb a good bit at night when you can't find your paci.
Sounds/Words: Just lots of coos and screeches and noises with your sister. We like to pretend you are saying good stuff, but you sure do like to "talk."
New discoveries/accomplishments:
-You rolled over from your back to stomach
-You can sit up for 5-30 seconds unassisted
-You suck your thumb a good bit
-You watched your first baby signing time video and loved it
-You can push up out of the bouncer even while buckled in so no more of that!
-You had your first food - rice cereal and loved it.
Places you went/Adventures: You went to the zoo for the first time and on a tour of a chocolate factory in St. Augustine. You met your new friend Sadie Kivlin. You did lots of shopping trips, play dates, days at the pool, and just enjoyed our last few weeks playing with Sister before she started back to school.
Clothes: Most clothes are 6 months except for gymboree which is 3-6. I have so many clothes of Delainey's for you, but I still just want to buy you new outfits all the time. You are in 6 month sleepers and I just moved all the long sleeve stuff down for the fall. You are in size 3 diapers. You are definitely a chunky monkey. I love your soft big thighs!
Sister updates: Delainey still loves you! I think since being at school she misses you even more. She has actually gone through a little bit of regression since starting school. She keeps saying she wants to be a baby like you and every time someone holds you she wants to be held too. I just keep reminding her of all the perks of being a big girl that babies can't do.
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