Wednesday, September 23, 2015

the baby is five months!

My little bebe is 5 months already! Almost half a year!
Wearing:  You're almost all the way grown out of 3-month clothes. We had to go to Opry Mills last week to get you some PJs that fit -- super excited about those turkey printed ones for Thanksgiving! We don't have a ton of 6-month sized clothes so we'll see what you end up having in rotation (especially since the 3-months were so summery, lots of shorts and tank tops and short rompers, and now we need LAYERS). Maybe there are more Poppy hand-me-downs we'll find soon!

Talking: You are a chatty Cathy! You talk to us all the livelong day. In the car, in your bouncer seat. You blow raspberries to your Daddy and blow bubbles all the time. You're a giggly, happy, precious baby, and we're not so afraid anymore that we'll have to learn how to interact with an introvert because honey, you're pretty outgoing thus far.

Moving: You sleep on your left side at night and have almost rolled from belly to back but not quite yet. You definitely still kick your legs and flail those arms all the time.

Sleep: Ever since the beginning of September, you've been sleeping in your own crib in your own ROOM! It was a big step but now feels totally normal. You're such a grown-up little trooper! There have been a couple of nights you've hollered in the middle of the night and I'll move you into the pack & play in our room, but for the vast majority you're on your own. You sleep 10 - 12 hours at a time and take a 2-hour morning nap most mornings. Napping during the day otherwise is pretty scarce, although you've had a couple of 2-hour afternoon naps -- yay!

Eating: Still only breastmilk, every 3- 4 hours. You take bottles of all sizes when you're under the care of Grandma or Daddy. 

Soothing:  Binkies are our friend, but you grab them out of your mouth so we have to distract your hands with toys so you'll chill. Nothing puts you to sleep or calms you better than being cradled in my left arm, lying in with your stomach towards my torso.

Health:  You're in great health! Sneezing a little this week (hopefully just allergies like mine!), but otherwise wonderful.

What We Call You:  Lilly Beth, Lilly Boo, Baby Boo, Sugar Bear, Sugar Boo, Lilly, Lillian, LB, LBD, love of my life, little Chunk, sweet Baby, chunky monkey, honey bear.

Other Highlights: 

We got your first-ever pair of blue jeans this month! You are absolutely beyond precious in them. Daddy picked them out!

Your hair is finally long enough to wear a hairbow without a headband! I stocked up on the whole rainbow of colors of hair bows the week you were born (#nestingprobs), so I am just beyond thrilled that you can wear them in your pretty blonde locks now!

Grandmomma Cass got me a pair of Tusk in Sun pink Lilly Pulitzer shorts for my birthday that match your sweet little baby shift, so we've been wearing them out & about in mama-baby fashion. LOVE!





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