Today is my precious girl’s 5 month birthday! I cannot believe that the time has passed so quickly. I have heard people say that your child’s current age is always your favorite until they get to the next age. Then, that will be your favorite. Well, right now I love the age she is. It seems like she changes or learns something new every single day. Here’s rundown of the past few weeks:
- She is in size 2 diapers now. I had been holding out and keeping her in ones until the daycare sent an note home saying that her diapers were too small! Oops… I’m learning as I go, obviously.
- She has pretty much outgrown 3-6 month clothes. She is in 6 month clothes exclusively. 2 days ago, I put her in a cute Baby Gap romper that was 6-12 months. It was almost too small!!! Since she probably won’t be able to wear it anymore, I made sure to take some pictures of it.
- She is drinking 5 ounces at each feeding, which are still every 3 hours except at night.
- At night, she sleeps like a champ. She goes down at 7 or 7:30, and wakes up to eat at between 4 and 5:30 usually. Then, she goes right back to sleep until 7:30 or 8. During the week, I have to wake her up to get ready for school most of the time. At the end of June, there were a few nights where she was adding a feeding at 1:30 0r 2 am. But, that didn’t last very long thank goodness!
- 2 weeks ago she started playing with her feet! Richie claims that he taught her to do that.
- Mackenzie is really starting to get attached to her mommy and daddy. On July 4th, we were at a cookout at a friend’s house. Our friend Mark started to hold her, and she immediately looked at Richie, started poking her bottom lip out, and started whimpering. As soon as Richie took her back, she was fine. He loved that he could make everything better!
- She loves to stand up while holding onto your fingers. She can do it for as long as you will let her. You can lay her on her back and she will grab your fingers with her hands. Then, she can pull up to sit and then push up to stand. The only thing I have to do is have my fingers out there for her to hold on to! I’m so proud!
- On July 2nd, she got a “happy gram” at daycare because she finally rolled over from her stomach to her back! The daycare teacher said that they all started cheering for her and even accidentally woke up one of the other babies because they were being so loud. When I went to pick her up that afternoon, one of the daycare directors was holding her and walking down the hall to let her look at the big kids. That’s just one reason why I love the daycare!
- Over July 4th weekend, we worked a LOT with Mackenzie on rolling over. And, on the 4th she rolled from her back to her stomach. Since then she’s done it several times. So, we can’t leave her laying on the bed while we run out of the room for a second anymore! She’s a woman on the move! Last week during tummy time, I noticed that she’s able to bend her legs and pull them up under her hips – it looks like she may start the army crawl or scoot very soon. She can do a full pushup and completely straighten her arms with her whole torso off the ground.
- We took her to the pool on July 5th for the first time. She didn’t really seem to care about it at all. But, at least she didn’t get upset when we put her in the cool water! We have a float for her, but she’s still just a little too short for it. When she sits in it, her mouth is almost in the water.
- She loves her jumparoo. Her arms are a little too short to reach the toys, and her legs are too short to be able to jump effectively. But, I’m sure she’ll grow into it really soon.
- Her hair is really starting to grow in. But, it’s a light brown, which is surprising. She definitely doesn’t have enough hair for a bow yet, but it’s getting too long for us to give her a rooster comb anymore!
- On June 29th, I tried to give her rice cereal. Her tongue thrust reflex is still very strong. Most of it was pushed right back out as soon as I spooned it in. By day 4, she was realizing that she didn’t like it, so she would turn her head and bat the spoon away with her hand. On day 5, she wouldn’t even open her mouth. So, I decided to wait a few weeks and try again. The doctor said I could wait until 6 months since she is primarily breastfed.
- The weekend of June 24th, we went to Georgia to visit with aunts, uncles, cousins, and her great grandparents! She was such a trooper seeing strange people and sleeping in a strange place. We went to the Mall of GA and she shopped in her big girl stroller for the first time! She had a meltdown and I had to feed her in the dressing room in Belk which was a first. Saturday night, we went to Grandmama and Grandaddy’s house for dinner. It was so special to watch them spend time with their great-granddaughter. She also got to meet her 2 cousins Olivia (7 mos) and Logan (9 mos).
Ok I think that pretty much sums up her milestones for the past month or so! I really need to post some pictures soon. I will try, I promise!