Ahh…five months. We’re one month away from Amelia’s half birthday. Time is going too fast!
Length: 25.5 inches Weight: 14 lb. 10 oz.
Amelia was weighed and measured during her sick visit last Thursday, so these are her stats as of then. She’s wearing size 1 diapers and 3-6 month clothing and pajamas. She’s somehow still wearing 0-3 month onesies — she has a short torso and long legs like her mama, I think!
– Observing everything around her
– Jumping in her Jumperoo
– Playing with the toys on her bouncy seat
– Reading books with Mommy
– “Talking” and laughing with Mommy and Daddy
– Sleeping in her crib
– Lying in her Rock n’ Play
– Going for walks in the stroller or carrier
– Cuddling with Mommy and Daddy
– Standing on our laps
– Sucking on her thumb, fingers, bibs, burp cloths, etc.
– Playing with her cloth doll
– Getting out of the bathtub
– Sitting in her car seat for a long time
– Loud noises
– Being held by unfamiliar people
– Lying down for too long
– Being tired
Places she visited:
– Mommy’s work
– Olive Garden
– Our favorite Mexican restaurant
Between my cold and Amelia’s cold and a lot of being cooped up in the house, this month went by surprisingly fast. One big thing that changed is Amelia’s sleeping habits. Her cold has thrown her off schedule, and for the past week she’s been sleeping in her Rock n’ Play in our room. She hasn’t liked sleeping in there since she was two months old, so I’m surprised at how much she’s loving it right now. I’ve loved having her in our room, but once her cold is better (and it almost is!), I want to start transitioning her back to her crib. I feel like it could be hard to break the habit if we don’t do it soon.
She’s still sleeping about 13 hours at night and taking three naps during the day. We experienced some of the four month sleep regression with much earlier than usual wake up babbles, but that has gotten better the past couple of nights. She’s eating four times a day, sometimes five if she gets up earlier or stays up later. Next month, we plan to start feeding her purees.
This month, Amelia celebrated her first New Year’s, experienced her first cold, and got her first cut because Mommy cut her finger with the nail clippers for the first time (traumatizing!). On a happier note, she laughs all of the time now — sometimes out of nowhere — and is constantly babbling which makes me wonder if she’ll be an early talker.
She’s rolled over once from front to back, and once from back to front, but she prefers rolling to her side and scooting in circles when she’s on her back.
No signs of teeth yet, but still tons of drool!
I think this may be the first month where I didn’t think about being a mom — I just was one. That might not make sense to everyone, but it’s a good thing! I did go into work and clean out my cubicle, which felt a little sad. My calendar was still turned to August 2015 and it felt like I was stepping back in time, yet Amelia was there in her stroller with me. It was fun to see my co-workers, and I’m thankful that I can stay connected with everyone while working from home.
We are able to play together more often as a family now, and I love it. On the weekends, the three of us will just lie on our bed and Jordan and I will sort of play a game of “Who can make her laugh first?” We can tell that she’s already developing a sense of humor (she thinks it’s hilarious when I do my workout DVDs or dance in front of her…and when I hurt myself and say “ouch”), and we love seeing her personality come out.
I’m excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my little valentine next month!