Ellie is 5 months today. I just love this baby stage. I love the 5-8 month range when they are learning new things, able to eat foods and learning to crawl. Ellie continues to be a happy baby and is easily amused, especially by big sister who unfortunately does not think a giggling little sister is as cute as I do.
|She rides in the car just okay now. If we travel any distance it is best to do it at nap time.|
Eating- she takes a bottle of pumped breast milk during the day and then nurses in the middle of the night and upon waking in the morning. She drinks 3-4oz at a time whenever I think she may be hungry. She eats really well, however the cereal seems to harden her poops too much so she only gets cereal once every other day. There hasn't been a baby food that she has refused to eat.
Size- she has grown out of most of her 3-6 month clothing. She wears a size 2 diaper and a 3 at night. I don't change her diaper in the middle of the night in order to keep her in sleep mode, so she needs that extra protection. Lately she has peed out her 2's at nap time so as soon as we get through the 2's I'm going to bump her up. I'm going to have a 2 year old and a 5 month old in size 3's!!
Milestones- sits unsupported, rolls front to back and back to front, rocks on her hands and kees, blows razzberries, coos, tries to pick up small objects, likes to stand, laughs, shakes rattles, pulls around in a cricle, works to get a toy out of reach
She has stranger danger and little tolerance for other people holding her, including Wade. She is starting to dislike her little tub, which stinks because she is a little too unsteady yet in the big tub and it is really hard to lean over the tub to hold her. She loves her bouncer and to get out to see new places.