Oh gracious I'm so behind on this blog! Eek! Since Sweet P turns SIX months in 3 days I figure I should write out her 5 month update! Thankfully we did take the 5 month pictures on time, I just haven't gotten around to writing the officially monthly update yet. If I HAD remembered I would have written more beautifully, but alas, I kind of forget what she was like a month ago already!
Weight & Length:
We really don't know since she didn't have a 5 month appointment. But, she is GROWING!
Sleeping: We had much improvement in her sleep! Hooray! At 4.5 months she went down to 3 naps (the last one of the day is a 30-45 min catnap), and sleeping through the night most of the time. Well, sleeping through the night without a feeding. She would wake us up a few times a night needing her pacifier.
And actually, when we went down to 3 naps she started waking 45 minutes after going to sleep for the night. We tried a bunch of stuff to get her back to sleep, but most effective was an additional 2-3oz bottle, so we have just stuck with that. :) At least it's a "night feeding" we are still awake for.
Eating: Sweet P has gotten a good amount of breastmilk donations from dairy-free moms! Hooray! She gets 1/3-1/2 of her daily ounces in breastmilk and the rest in Alimentum Formula. Dairy is her only confirmed allergy, but it's likely there are other food intolerances that we just don't know about and are impossible to figure out using donor breastmilk. So, if she has some days where she is fussy and her tummy seems upset we go back to 1/3 breastmilk and 2/3 formula, but when she's doing better she gets closer to 15 oz of breastmilk a day.
Clothing: Sweet P is still wearing size 3-6 month clothes.
Personality: She's getting sweeter and sweeter. She LOVES her big brother and he makes her smile an awful lot. She coos and babbles in vowels and loves using her sing-song voice to tell us all about her day. She still loves bathtime and playing in her playgyms and grabbing absolutely everything and putting it in her mouth. She is quite the excessive drooler, which made even more sense when her first two teeth popped in!
Milestones & Firsts:
-First trip! We went on a weekend trip to Chattanooga and she visited her first aquarium. :) She was thrilled (not really).
-First time to sleep through the night! She slept from 9pm-8am with just one wake-up for the pacifier.
-Rolled over for the first time! Hooray! (She then went a couple of weeks on a rolling over strike, but returned to it in her own sweet time).
-Her first Mother's Day
-A BIG one! She got her first two teeth!
-She met lots of family members for the first time.