Olivia Grace, you are five months old!
(Ok, so I'm a week late. Forgive me!)
What have you been up to?
*Well, for starters, you were totally in to this months photo shoot. It went so fast, you cooperated, and I got some great pictures. I swear, you even posed yourself for a few. I was thrilled! Finally! :)
*You are still wearing size 3 to 6 month clothing. I don't quite understand it since you are in the 98th percentile. It seems you should be in bigger clothes, but not yet. I think you'll be making the switch to the next size in about a month. You have such a great wardrobe for this size. I hope you stay in it a while longer! :)
*You have moved to size 6 to 9 months for pajamas though. You are too long for the smaller size.
*You moved to size 3 diapers right before our trip. We probably should have moved you a week or two sooner, but we were trying to use up the rest of the 2's.
*You are using your hands MUCH more now. You will grab for toys and hold items for good lengths of time.
*You haven't rolled from your back to your belly on your own yet, but you are *this* close. Your one arm always seems to get in the way.
*You've decreased your formula intake. You now take anywhere from 4 to 6 ounces per bottle. Your norm is 6 bottles, but every once in a while a small seventh bottle is thrown in. Either way you take between 30 and 34 ounces a day.
*Apparently you are a fast eater (like your mommy!). We sort of already knew this, but it was confirmed by the large number of people who commented on it during our trip to Indiana. You average about an ounce a minute.
(This picture cracks me up!)
*As seen above, you have personality! :)
*You have started to giggle and laugh more regularly, which makes me happy!
*You are still the little talker. You've added some squeals and throat gurgles to the mix.
*You have a constant fountain coming from your mouth. A bib is generally soaked (and I do mean soaked) within a half hour. You are constantly shoving everything in your mouth as well. There are still no signs of teeth coming through though yet.
*I'm happy to announce that your cradle cap is gone--with the help of some olive oil and a baby brush!
*Unfortunately, you started losing your hair. You've been losing large amounts of it for the past 3 to 4 weeks. Thankfully it's starting to grow back in quickly.
*Despite losing a lot of hair, you still have a ton and it's super long in parts. It's to the bottom of your ears on the sides. Its also pretty long in the back when straightened out. If you were a boy, you would have already had your first hair cut!
*We officially made the switch from the car seat carrier to the convertible car seat. We figured the more room you had for the trip, the better.
*You are not sitting up on your own yet, but we are working on it. It would be oh so helpful now that you are in a convertible car seat instead of the carrier. (Sitting in the chair does help her sit up some, so it does appear that she can do it. She can't without support and even then she topples over a lot.)
*You have gotten much better at lifting your head when on your tummy. Yay!
*Your sleeping is a MESS. I have tried everything I can think of. I have read and read and done what the books said. Nothing seems to be working. You fight sleep like it's your job! You hardly nap and since our trip, you have begun waking up more often in the night. Ugh!
*I'm not sure how it is, but I think you are getting cuter by the day!
*We adjusted some things at bath time and it seems to be getting better. (Except at my grandma's house where you had to take a bath in the big tub and you screamed bloody murder the entire time!)
(Yep, the swing is still around.)
*Your favorite things right now are: your jumperoo, Olivia the owl plush, your fingers in your mouth, watching daddy move about the kitchen doing dishes, mommy holding you, and anything music related.
*Your least favorite things right now are: SLEEP!, NAPS!, and getting buckled into your car seat.
HAPPY FIVE MONTHS BABY GIRL!
WE LOVE YOU!
A few more... for the grandparents, of course.
Ok, so I like them too. :)