Saturday, August 31, 2013

5 months

Happy 5 Month Birthday!

Elly's Stats & Accomplishments
14 pounds, 7 ounces
(on Dr. Smith's scale which is a little different)
26 1/2 inches
Four month recap:
Weight: 12 pounds, 13 ounces
Height: 25 1/2 inches

Attributes: Her hair is getting a lot lighter and I think will be more strawberry blonde, light brown. We might luck out with a tint of red as it still has that shade when we are in the sunshine. 

Milestones: Elly LOVES to sit up. She is doing really well being propped up but still hasn't mastered going from a laying position to a sitting position (though she REALLY wants to). I think this child is getting quite an ab workout as just about any time you lay her on her back she is lifting her head trying to sit up. She has also begun to scoot on the floor. Aaron and I are trying to figure out if she is going to crawl or go to a 4 legged walk and she will straighten out both of her feet and push off. It's hysterical to watch. 

She is still loving to talk, yell, sing, you name it. Sometimes she is so loud that I have to go into the other room when I am on a call. My co-workers have gotten a kick out of hearing her talk as we try to conduct meetings. Elly also loves to laugh. It's the most contagious thing I think I have seen. So blessed for a happy baby, most of the time.

Elly has become obsessed with technology - looking for an i-Phone, the i-Pad, the remote, you name it. I had an old i-Phone that we have given her to play with but sometimes that is not good enough. We will even try to hide the remote and she is determined to find it. We have one smart cookie on our hands. 

She is still watching some cartoons during the day and a few Baby Einstein DVD's that we have. She really loves to watch Wheel of Fortune. She will get excited when she hears them cheering and clapping. I think she takes after her GG Vi on this one. 

Clothes: She has definitely grown out of a lot of her clothes. We are in 6 month clothes now, though there are still a few 3 months that fit if they are two piece outfits. We still sleep in our swaddle blanket but have made it a tube top now so her hands are free. I am hopeful in the next few months, we can move away from her sleeping in a swaddle blanket. 

Eating: We have begun to eat rice cereal and fruits and vegetables in her big girl high chair. She gets cereal and a fruit in the morning and cereal and a vegetable at night. She really looks forward to eating (we have a good eater on our hands) and has liked just about everything so far. She wasn't a fan of bananas but Aaron accidentally bought the #2 bananas so that might have had something to do with it. She also broke out into a bad rash after eating carrots so we are no longer eating those. She really likes sweet potatoes and pears. Next up, green vegetables. 

Sleep schedule: We are still working on this but it has gotten a lot better.  She takes a bath around 8-8:15 every night and then has a nighttime bottle and goes to bed. Pending on the night, she will stir two to five times and not be able to go back to sleep until we go in her room and roll her back on her side or back. She seems to get stuck with her face down and doesn't roll herself back over. We still have to give her a pacifier but if she can get herself still enough she sleeps longer. Elly has been waking up between 7:00-7:30 and then we eat breakfast around 7:45am each day. She does take one good long nap during the day between 12-3 for at least 2 hours but sometimes as long as 3.5 hours. She will take short 15-45 minute naps 2-3 times a day but ends up waking herself up, no matter where we put her down at. 
She usually has to have something on her face or she has buried her head in the pillow. So much like her dad!

1 comment:

  1. She is the perfect little beautiful girl version of Aaron! Love her new pics!