Wow, I can't believe another month has passed and my girls are 5 months old. It's crazy how fast time is passing. My little girls are growing and changing before my eyes.
I feel so blessed to be able to be home with them every day. I get to watch them learn as discover new things constantly. Some days are tough, but I very rarely wish I was at work instead. I miss the social aspect of working, but that's about it.
Developmentally this month brought some big changes. The girls started reaching for things, grabbing them, and bringing them to their mouths. They love their play gym area and can amuse themselves there for short periods of time. One night we were able to eat our entire dinner uninterrupted while the girls played away. Most nights we are holding babies while eating or soothing babies while our food gets cold.
The girls really started to notice each other this month. They hold hands constantly and love touching each other. They smile at each other and will sometimes chat.
Lucy- You haven't grown into a giant this month, big surprise. Of course I'm worried you haven't gained enough, but the nurse came yesterday and you had gained just about a poud. You were 9 pounds 5 ounces. Sure, this is tiny for a 5 month old baby, but you weren't even 4 pounds when you were born. I think you are doing great.
You feel a bit heavier and are definitely longer. You are no longer fitting in most newborn clothes, but 0-3 is a great fit. You are a skinny yet strong little girl who loves her tummy time. Sleeping has not been good. Some nights you'll last relatively long in the pack and play before you end up in our bed. You like to sleep in my arms the most and haven't been a great napper. I started feeding you again at 3/4:00 am and you almost always eat well then. It's a good chance to get an extra feeding in you. I think this has helped you gain well the past month. You typically sleep from 11 pm-4ish, eat, and fall right back asleep. You eat again with your sister around 7 and go back to sleep until 10. From that point you eat about every 3 hours. Most evenings we try to squeeze in an extra bottle with Neosure. So, most days you eat 2 extra meals than your sister. You certainly wouldn't know it by looking at you.
You are a baby that likes things to go exactly your way. When they don't you get so upset. This is most often seen at feedings. Overall though, you've been eating so much better this month. You had a bad week but that was because you had a cold and weren't feeling well.
You are most certainly a girl who knows what she wants and doesn't care if the world knows it. You love looking at the lights and I'm pretty sure you have the placement of every light in our house memorized. You like "flying" above mommy and almost always smile when we do this. You still love getting your diaper changed and this is when you smile the most. Your pacifier still ranks highest in your book and we figured out this month you prefer to sleep on your side.
This past month you've been working on rolling. When you are on your tummy you want to roll so badly and just need a little nudge to do it. You've successfully rolled from your back to your side and from your side to your tummy, but you haven't put it all together yet.
You are a high strung little thing who is almost always moving and flailing. This month has been another great one with you Goosey.
Clara- Nobody would believe you are the younger sister. You are turning into such a big girl. Last month you weighed 11 pounds and yesterday you were 12 pounds 7 ounces. You are fitting in 0-3 or 3 month clothing. I've tried a few 6 month outfits and they fit with some sleeve rolling.
You are such a great sleeper. You also love sleeping in our bed but last almost the entire night in the pack and play. You'll sleep from 11-7 most nights and then chow at 7. After the feeding at 7 you'll chat for a bit and the sleep until 10. Just like your sister from that point on you eat about every 3 hours. Lately you are such a good napper and fall asleep within a few minutes of putting you down almost every time. You love your glowing seahorse that plays you music in your crib.
You are a much more easy going baby that your sister. You love music and sitting on anyone's lap. You are so happy when we just hold you. You love your play gym with your sister and we often find you watching her play with her toys rather than doing it yourself. You love your sister and are often the handholding instigator. At first she didn't like you in her space all the time but she's recently decided it's ok. You still love your bath so much and W is convinced you start to anticipate when he undresses you and carries you to the bathroom. You would stay in the tub all day if we let you. Tummy time is still not your favorite and it's generally quite short lived before you get super upset. You are getting stronger though because despite your complaining we still make you practice. You started to like the bumbo seat this month and you like to play with toys while sitting there. You don't like to wait. When you decide you're done with something we better come rescue you right away. When you want to eat you will scream until the nipple goes in your mouth. At that time you immediately get silent.
You figured put how to giggle this month and you found your voice. Yesterday for the first time you also blew raspberries. You are so vocal and have SO much to say. Sometimes I think it's scares Lucy off from talking since you are so loud.
You are another month bigger, smarter, and stronger and I'm so lucky to have you as my daughter Miss Clara.