Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Look who's 5 months old today!
Sleep: Oy vey. Nighttime sleep is Bea's nemesis. No, really. For the two weeks before she turned 4 months she was walking once to eat. A few days later she started waking up 20 bajillion times a night. Or 11. I lost count. We stopped feeding her at night, but still still wakes up a ton. We giver her a pacifier and roll her back over. Sometimes she goes right back to sleep, sometimes it takes 2-5 tries. During the day she usually takes 3 naps. One thing that I find remarkable is that if she wakes up from a nap too early I can usually get her back to sleep by just giving her a pacifier/quick tummy rub. Probably because she gets so much practice at night. She goes to bed around 7:30-8:30 at night and gets up for the day around 7:15. Her naps are usually around 9:15a, 1:30/2:00p and a short one around 4:30p.
Food: Bea now gets 4 6oz bottles a day at 7:30a, 11:30a, 3:30p and 7:30p. Sometimes they're a little late due to naps or school pick-up. 2 weeks ago we started her on solid food and she LOVES it. She has one jar of 1st foods around 5:30 every night. She was indifferent to oatmeal, but has loved peas, green beans and sweet potatoes.
Play: Oh, this girl is a smiler. She smiles with her whole face. She can pick up toys to put them in her mouth and loves watching Tillie and Teddy play. My mom let her hold Tillie's doll Aggie the other day and Beatrix was mesmerized. She loved looking at the eyes and touching the face. She adores her muslin blankies likes to snuggle them to her face. She likes it when you sign her songs and giggles like crazy when you tickle her. She rolls from her back to stomach all. the. time. I think she's rolled from her stomach to back once or twice, but I suspect it was on accident. She wants to be able to sit up so badly, but she just can't do it yet.
Size. I don't know how much she weighs, but I know she's getting bigger. I was still squeezing her in some 0-3m outfits, but I packed them all away last week. She fits nicely into 3-6m clothes, but 3-6m shoes are still too big. I think her foot is a size 1. 0-3m socks fit best. She's in size 2 diapers. We can feel one tooth still trying to break through, but it's been slow going on that front. Her hair is still light brown and her eyes are still blue.