Thursday, April 28, 2011

5 months old. Warning: lots of pictures!

I cannot believe we have a 5-month old in our house! Seriously. The time if just flying by! And she is getting so big!! Ah! 
after bathtime

5-month stats
Weight: 15 lbs, 8 oz
Length: (just guessing based on the fact she seems pretty tall/skinny and following her growth curve thus far) around 25.5 inches
Clothes sizes: mostly 6-9 month sizes. She has grown out of a pair of 6-12 month size shoes from Gap. Our little girl has big feet. 
Diaper: We're still using size 3, but the next box we'll buy will be size 4. 
with daddy at Blenheim Palace

Georgia has such a personality. She is a silly girl who is really enjoying learning about the world around her. She is very active and busy all the time learning about the world around her.  She seems to be very high energy compared to other little ones her age. 
Smiling at daddy. She does this everytime he comes into the room!

We've had some excellent (read: better than California!) weather here this last month. We had two weeks of 60s and 70s. Absolutely beautiful! One of the best things about the warm weather was getting to dress Georgia in some of her summer outfits. I just love seeing her little arms rolls and her toes:

Just in the past week or two she began rolling from back to tummy. She does this all the time! But it mostly happens while in her crib and will then cry until we come to turn her back. She has know how to roll from tummy to back for about 6 weeks now, but seems to forget how to do it on occasion.  

Nothing is safe anymore. She grabs at our food, our computers and our phones. She loves eating paper and the noise that it makes when it crinkles.

She no longer sits quietly on our laps. She is trying to stand, trying to reach out for something, trying to make faces at people. She still loves people. She will do anything to get attention, starting with smiling, laughing, cooing and finally screaming if they don't give her the attention she wants.

This is becoming increasingly frustrating for me. Georgia is extremely distracted. She is interested in her feet, her hands, my shirt, the flower on my bra, or anything else within eyesight/reach. Pretty much she is interested in anything other than nursing. We give it a try every 2.5-4 hours, depending on if we're out and about. She never eats when we're outside of the house anymore.

 She has started taking some solid foods. She eats a few teaspoons of rice or pureed foods once a day. We've done sweet potatoes, butternut squash, banana, avocado and green beens. She doesn't seem to love any of them, but usually tolerates the bananas. 

We still have a good sleeper on our hands! We moved her crib into the other room a week ago. She is a light sleeper, so would wake up when Dave and I walked around in the room. She goes to bed around 7 at night, and will get up around 8 in the morning. She eats 2 or 3 times at night, but goes back to sleep well. 
She is taking 3 naps a day. The first nap is about an hour and a half after she wakes up, and she'll sleep for an hour. The second nap is about an hour or two after she wakes up and is usually a long nap - 2 hours or more. And then she'll take a 3rd nap around 3 or 4. It'll usually be about an hour long.
5-month picture


Gail Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing this fun stuff with us, Andrea! Isn't foot size related to height? Is she going to be tall like her Auntie?

kate wallace said...

Aw she is so stinkin cute! I love this post!