I know, I know, I am a few days late posting Monica's update from her five month old birthday, which was on January 29th. But better late than never!
No doctor appointment this month, so no "official" stats on her weight and height for this update. Just take my word for it: she's growing like a weed - it's barely been a month since Christmas and I've already retired two new pairs of pajamas.
Milestone updates: Monica is able to sit upright, unsupported, for long stretches on her own. She is able to catch and balance herself with her hands to the front and to either side, but still tips over backwards, so mommy and daddy need to stay close by. She is also working on transitioning from lying flat on her stomach to pushing up on her hip to get into sitting position. Also, for the first time this week, Monica pushed up on her hands and knees to get into crawling position! She hasn't actually crawled as of yet, but is rocking back and forth on hands and knees and ready to go any day now. It's time to get serious about babyproofing!
Daily Grub Life: Solid food sampling is in full swing! Monica has enthusiastically incorporated two meals, breakfast and lunch, into her daily routine. To date, she has tried both rice and oatmeal cereals, bananas, and carrots. Next on the menu: peas, pears, and sweet potatoes.
The Sleeping Grub: Monica has fully relocated from sleeping in the swing in our bedroom to sleeping in her crib in her own bedroom.
- Daytime sleeping: two 1 to 3 hour naps each day
- Nighttime sleeping: 9:00 - 9:30 bedtime. One nighttime feeding between 4am and 6am, then back to sleep until 8am or 9am.
The four to five month time period has been wonderful as we're all finally settling into a comfortable day-to-day groove. Here she is cracking up because she just knocked over her toy snail - happy five month birthday, baby!