Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Uber Late Five Month Update

Well, I just keep getting later and later with these updates. Technically she is at this moment about 5 1/2 months old, but I'm going to stick to the five month time frame in the update.

This girl loves to eat! She has four 7oz. bottles each day. Guess what we also did this month? Began introducing solid foods! Yay! I don't know why, but I was super excited to get to start introducing real food. Maybe it's because I like to eat so much and I wanted to pass this on to my daughter. Oh dear.

We are skipping out on cereals and starting with veggies instead. Claire's first food was avocado. I can't say that she loved it, but after a few days she started to get the hang of it. She wanted to grab the spoon. I told you - I think she may have control issues like her mother. 

Her second food was sweet potato. She seemed to like it more than avocado, but who knows if she was just starting to get used to the whole solids and spoon feeding thing. I mean, that's a lot of change! No sucking involved, there's the texture and the taste thing. It's got to be weird.


Not really any new developments here. Sleeps from 7:00-8:30 PM until about 6:30-7:00 AM. She naps fairly well. We're loosely on the two hours of play and two hour nap schedule for the most part.

Her naps are 1 1/2 - 2 hours long until around 4:30 or 5:00 PM when she takes a 30-45 minute nap before we start the final feeding and bedtime routine.

There's no slowing this girl's roll. Claire's main method of movement is rolling to wherever she wants to go. There was a time in my own life where the somersault was my means of transportation. Like last year. Kidding. Anyway, I'm wondering if that will be in our future.

She loves to sit and stand, but only if there's an element of movement such as kicking or waiving arms around. Oh, and she likes to do it on her own. Oh, and she can't do it on her own. It's a great mix.

Actually, she can sit on her own for about a minute or two. She's pretty proud of herself. She has started scooting a little, but just hasn't quite realized that she's one scoot away from the whole world - being our house - opening up to her.

She loves her activity gym and jumps to her heart's content. This girl is a jumper. If she's in the standing position, there will be jumping and you will have bruises from said jumping the next morning. Have I mentioned that she's really strong? Do not be fooled. Yes, she is a beautiful girl but there is a Hulk Baby underneath those sweet cheeks! She beats her Mom up on a daily basis.

Also, she is not into her Bumbo. She seems to find it constricting. She arches her back and kicks her legs. The Bumbo is officially out.

Her fine motor skills are really coming along! It's so fun to watch her purposefully pick up objects and put them straight in her mouth. It's where all the great toys go. Actually, she's an equal opportunity nawer. Fingers, toes - and they don't even have to be hers. (FYI - we don't let her chew on other people's toes - I know you were worried)

Her favorite toys are those that make noises. Specifically she likes things that shake. It's pretty much shake, rattle and roll around the play mat.

She is really into her Sophie and pretty much any teething toys.

This girl loves to listen to Mom and Dad sing! Her favorite songs are Jesus Loves Me, You Are My Sunshine and If You're Happy & You Know It. We sing all the time. It always makes her stop whatever she's doing and smile. She has the best smile. It will light up your day. This is why we sing all the time - we want to see it.

Reading is a favorite. We sit in the rocking chair with her Lovie or blanket and read the same five books over every few hours. She tries to turn the pages...with her feet. Should I be concerned that she's gotten the purposes of her hands and feet confused? I guess if she starts grabbing at the spoon with her foot we have a problem. I'll let you know. She gets the biggest smile on her face when you read the book with animal sounds and it's time for the cow to moo or the chick to cheep. And of course, because of this Joey and I randomly moo or cheep throughout the day. It's the whole smile, light up your life thing. We just can't get enough.


Since we didn't have a pediatrician check up I'm not really sure how much weight she's gained or in height, but whatever it is it's more than Mom is ready for! No more 3-6 month clothing around here. We're all about 6-9 months! Wheh!

During the 2 1/2 weeks into her fifth month, a lot has changed! Can't wait to see what happens before 6 months. Have I mentioned how fun it is to be Claire's mom?

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