Our precious girl turned 5 months old today! And although I failed to update at the time, she also turned 4 months old too. Oops! So here’s the latest with our girl from the past TWO months:
She is FINALLY sleeping all night long! It felt like it took forever though I know in the grand scheme of things, it was a very short time. She’s getting into a predictable nap/sleep routine which is HEAVEN for this mommy who thrives on a predictable schedule. Her sleeping has been a bit interrupted for the past week though because she’s fighting her first sickness 😦 She has bronchiolitis and an ear infection! Poor thing. She’s learning how to take her medicine from the syringe (a tricky thing for a baby who prefers the ONLY thing to ever provide her with food to be, ahem, mommy) and she’s also doing breathing treatments. Hopefully this sickness will get knocked out and she’ll be as good as new (and sleeping all night again!) in no time.
When we went to the doctor for her 4 month check up, Neely weighed 16 lbs 11 oz. and was in the 95th percentile for weight. At her doctor appointment this week, she was 17 lbs 9 oz. She doesn’t seem to be slowing down one bit! She is much bigger than her brother was at this age!
She started rolling over on February 1 and once she figured it out, there was no stopping her! If you lay her down, don’t blink or else you’ll miss her rolling onto her belly. On her belly is now her preferred sleeping position as well.
She’s getting really good with her hands and will reach out and grab whatever gets within her reach, and it all goes straight into that gummy, slobbery mouth. We keep waiting for a tooth to poke through because the girl is COVERED in drool all day long, but so far, nothing.
Neely is super easy-going, very content. She likes to watch whatever is going on and finds her brother to be the most entertaining of any of us. Well, actually she is most entertained by her own reflection in the mirror! She is a smiley little thing but as often as she’s smiling, she also has a look of deep thought and concern on her face. And also, sometimes, a look that can only be described as “so over it.” I think Neely is going to have a lot of personality!
Other milestones – first taste of solid food (she liked it!) & finding and grabbing her feet
We love our girl more every day!!