Tuesday, July 17, 2012

5 Months

  • Growth & Development
    • Just bought our first box of size 3 diapers! 
    • 0-3 mo clothes really tight; 3-6 mo starting to fit
    • Can lift chest when on belly but only rests on elbows for a few seconds. Still dislikes tummy time.
    • Reaches and grabs for things then brings it to her mouth.
    • Laughing :D We were twirling and looking in the mirror the other day and she was giggling so hard. I teared up because I had never heard her laugh so much! 
    • She likes to make high pitch little screams too when she is excited.
    • Cooing a lot more now; we have conversations. She also has discovered she can gurgle.
  • Schedule
    • Sleeps from 8:30pm to around 7-7:30am (in rock n play). I am dreading the transition to crib.
    • Loves her play mat first thing in the morning after breakfast; she is so active on it now.
    • Longest nap is about 2 hours, usually in morning (8-8:30 am to 10-10:30 am).
    • Still eating every 3 hours - her schedule is completely opposite now! Since she has been waking around 730am she is eating then, again at 1030, and so on. These times used to be her going down for nap times. 
    • Bath time at 7pm
  • Few Firsts/Favorites/More about this stage
    • First weekend away from Mommy and Daddy (stayed at Lala and Pop Pops during our anniversary trip)
    • Lots of drooling! 
    • Putting hands and objects (toys and blankets) in mouth
    • Puts hands on bottle when eating
    • Loves her little lovie/snuggling with it during naps and at night
    • She loves to go outside, especially in the evening. Daddy usually takes her for a golf cart ride which makes her happy.
    • Loves/smiles when looking in mirror while being held; loves being held period!
    • Kicks and plays a lot more in bath.. splashing water outside her little tub 
    • Twirling with me, standing on feet while holding her up, swinging in air, anything that involves playing. She is so easy to entertain!
  • Milestones
    • Hmm well I would say the reaching for things and putting them to mouth is the biggest thing since that involves quite a bit of coordination. Baby center says that has a lot to do with her development of depth perception. Way to go H! 
    • I was hoping to be able to put lifting chest here but she has not quite mastered that. 


Yours Truly said...

She is so cute Megan! I was going to get a pack and play for Mathis to sleep in but I am thinking about getting the Rock N Play instead - do you recommend it?

Megan & Forrest said...

Thank you, Ginni! Mathis def needs a rock n play! H does all of her sleeping in it even through the night. It is great. And so far if we have traveled like to see my parents, we just bring that for her to sleep in.

Aside from sleeping, especially in the beginning, you can just use it to sit him in during wake times. Before Hadison became more interactive, I would just drag her all over the house in it. It is seriously my most used thing of all my baby items. I don't use a swing or bouncer. She really wouldn't sit still in those much. I know all babies are different but I think you will find it useful and worth the money!

How are you feeling? You know I had pre eclampsia? Mine came on quick though and was not diagnosed until I had Hadison. It is not a good feeling. My pressures were 180/100 when I got to hospital. I hope you are getting plenty of rest. I am happy you have made it this far and that they are keeping close eye on you!

Stephen and Kristen Dirks said...

she is beautiful! happy 5 months to her and her accomplishments!

Yours Truly said...

Thanks Megan - I think the Rock N Play will be great! Yes - I remember reading about your pre eclampsia - so scary, but so thankful that everything turned out okay! Thankfully I have been feeling good, and no signs of pre eclampsia, just looking like gestational hypertension. Thanks for the advice!

Donna Homire said...

If you have to say No to her, here is a suggestion. After you say "NO" explain why. I would have a difficult time telling my little Precious no also.