Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Avery: 5 Months

Dear Avery,
August 8th you turned 5 months old! I can hardly believe you are 1 month away(really only a few days since I’m getting this posted so late) from being 1/2 a year old, where has the time gone?!? You continue to grow, change, & learn and with each of those steps we love you more & more!
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You moved from 5oz to 6oz bottles of pumped breast milk at daycare. You will have 3 of these throughout the day, usually every 3 – 3 1/2 hours. We tried cereal during your 5th month, but you weren’t ready for it yet. You weren’t sure what to do with it and most just ended up falling out of your mouth. More on this in your six month post next month!
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We have kept the same bedtime routine the same: bath, nurse, {Mommy gives you a small too, just to make sure you are full!}, snuggle, white noise machine, and then bedtime. You continue to sleep about 7:30am-ish till 6am-ish. Mommy loves her quiet times with you snuggled in the glider in your room!
Mommy has come to the conclusion that you like to be entertained. If we are on the go running errands, visiting friends, at church, out to eat, etc you are completely happy & content. No one believes that you have your fussy moments because you are always happy & smiling when we are out & about! But some of those normal evenings where we are just home hanging out you want to be held or entertained constantly. There is no setting you in your bouncy seat or jumper, for very long anyway!
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This month you rolled tummy to back for the first time and you are close to rolling back to tummy! I think you actually had done it a few times before Mommy got to see it, little stinker! We were at Mark & Kathy’s house and you were on the floor playing and you rolled from your tummy to your back. Mommy was excited to see your “first” roll over, but Daddy informed he had witnessed it the day before!
You aren’t quite doing the the “tripod” yet. You really want to sit up, but just aren’t quite strong enough yet. You will fall to the side or backwards fairly quickly!
You continue to put everything & anything in your mouth! And you are reaching for anything within your grasp! In the evenings we put you in the bumbo on the kitchen table while we eat supper and you are constantly looking for the next thing you can reach and put in your mouth!
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You are still wearing size 2 diapers. And mostly 3-6 month clothes and just a couple 9 month summer outfits I wanted you to be able to wear before it got cool out. I’m pretty sure you won’t be in these much longer! You are such a big boy!
Your big smile & giggle can completely turn anyone’s day around. Mommy loves your roly poly thighs and soft kissable cheeks! We are so blessed with you, our sweet boy and your Daddy, big sister, and I all love you very much!
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Love, Mommy
*FIVEMONTH STATS*
weight 18.8lbs
length didn’t measure
eating 100% breastfeeding
clothes 3-6 months & a few 9 month outfits
diapers size 2
Look how you’ve changed in your little five month life!
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Adelyn at 5 months & Avery at 5 months!
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