You are such a sweet sweet baby. You are changing so much every day and have learned to do so much this past month. At 4 and a half months you got your first tooth. This was very painful for you. It seems like the whole month we were in Spain, you cried much more than normal. After the first tooth popped through, a week later, the second one did. For the past 6 weeks you have been chewing on EVERYTHING! Seriously, everything goes in your mouth.
At the same time you got your teeth, you learned to roll over (back to front). And in just the past couple of days you know roll front to back too. You are moving more and more and can definitely turn around 360 degrees. Since you’ve mastered rolling over you like to sleep on your tummy most of the time.
At night you sleep from 8/8:30 pm- 6/6:30 am which I think is pretty good. Suprisingly, you and your brother have no problems sharing a room. You never wake him up…unless it’s close to when he usually gets up (7am). We do keep the white noise on all night to muffle the sound if you cry. Napping is another story….we try to have a napping routine, but sometimes you just won’t have it. At the tiny age of 5 months, you seem stubborn, and fight napping. We can usually get a good 1.5 hr nap out of you and two 45 min naps per day.
We started giving you food about a week and a half ago. You will not open your mouth for the spoon. Your arms fly around and want to grab the spoon and feed yourself. We’ve tried pears, apples and carrots. I’ve even done a little dance to get you to open your mouth. Maybe ONCE you have. So, I’ve also tried giving you big chucks of food too….a banana, pear, cucumber, carrot, and potato. You seem to like this more. At least you are opening your mouth and feeding yourself. We’ll keep trying.
You got your last round of shots (for now anyway) at the 5 month check up. You are a BIG girl: 63 cm (24.8 inches) and 8.5 kilos (18.7 lbs). I wouldnt say that you eat so much though. You have 5 200 mL bottles a day. We love you chunky and everyone is extremely impressed by your thighs!
Your favorite person is definitely your brother, Liam. You love him and he really loves you too. You might be crying and then he comes by and tickles you or talks to you and then you laugh. You love to watch him play as well. I’m so happy you both love each other and hope it stays like that always!🙂
Happy 5 months “Missy Moo” or as Liam says “Caroliny”!
Love, Mommy and Papa