Thank you to everyone for your supportive and insightful comments on my last post – your comments mean a lot to me, and it’s comforting knowing I’m not alone.
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I can hardly believe that we’re up to this point…but L turned five months old recently! Time is flying!
L’s 5 month stats:
Weight: 16 pounds, 1 ounce (76th percentile)
Length: unknown, since we didn’t have a doctor’s appointment this month
Bottles & ounces per day:5/6 bottles, usually 4 oz in the morning and 6-7 oz. for your later feedings
Diaper size: Size 3′s in Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive during the day, size 3′s in Pampers baby dry for overnight – switching to all baby dry all the time, though, since the size 3 Swaddlers have a funky smell.
Clothing size: 6 months, but moving up to 9 months quite quickly
Loves: Mortimer the Moose, going for walks in the morning on the weekends, standing up on my lap and testing out your leg strength, rice cereal (the plain-Jane Gerber kind…none of that ”fancy” organic brown rice with DHA stuff, as you gagged when I gave it to you), your taggies toy on your car seat, “petting” our dogs & cat any chance you get…and by “petting” I mean pulling out handfuls of their fur.
Hates: Brown rice cereal, as described above….and apples/applesauce – you gagged when we gave you this, but it was actually more than just gagging…you did a whole body shudder when you attempted to swallow it, then looked at me like I was trying to feed you the most vile thing on the planet. Back to plain rice cereal for you, my dear!
Things of Note & Milestones: We celebrated daddy’s birthday and you helped me by “signing” a card for him when I gave you a marker and let you go to town (note to self: buy crayons). Also, you started eating your rice cereal in a high chair like a big girl – and you even open your mouth when you want another bite! You’re getting more and more vocal and have started to protest if we take you away from something you enjoy.
You’ve discovered your feet! Just within the past few days you’ve noticed your feet when I’m changing your diaper – you love to pull on them and wiggle around on the changing table. Which brings me to my next point: you’re rarely content to sit still or sit on my lap anymore – you want to be moving around! You’ve started scooting around while on your back (although, to be fair, you’ve been doing this since your newborn days in your crib) but now instead of just moving vertically, you can move clockwise/counter-clockwise. You’re a girl on the go!
I love you so much, sweet pea.