This month has been a bit more of a challenge with miss "Sass A Frass". It's honestly not really even fair to say that because she still is such a good little girl! Happy, easy going, go with the flow kind of lady. We have just had a few issues that I will elaborate on in a bit.
This face makes me laugh because it so perfectly sums up this month.
"What mom? You know I'm cute. You can't be mad at me!"
Miss H has found a few new friends. It's a good thing they go everywhere with her because she loves those tootsies!
She has also mastered the skill of being a roly poly and she's fast! She can roll both from back to belly and belly to back. The playmat is about to be retired because you put her down and she rolls right off!
She still loves watching her big brother. Meyer was "helping" me with this month's photo shoot, which made things a bit more difficult. Her eyes follow him everywhere!
She no doubt thinks he's the funniest thing EVER!
Little miss has officially found her voice and it usually comes out "screaming banshee" style!
Ok...let's discuss the issue at hand.
As of about two weeks ago, our champion sleeper has tarnished her perfect sleeping record. She has been very consistently sleeping through the night since 5 weeks. No more my friends...no more. She now is up at least once every night and if she's not up in the middle of the night, her waking time is about 4:45 am....for the day! I'm still trying to figure out what's up with her. She's not hungry...just awake. Sometimes she doesn't even open her eyes...just lays there and fusses with the paci in her mouth. It almost makes her more mad to pick her up. We usually just go up and make sure she has her paci and then let her fuss it out until she falls back asleep. Problem is, this could be 2 hours sometimes. Feeding her doesn't make a difference, she still won't go back to sleep right away. I'm out of ideas. She was sick for a few days but this has continued so I can't really blame it on that. She has definitely started drooling and chewing more and I guess it could be teething, but I don't feel anything yet and her gums don't look like teething gums. I'm lost...and tired. We are totally not used to this up all night behavior. Help me Rhonda!
Her napping is still very inconsistent too. She will only nap for about 20-30 minute increments in the morning and then takes a longer nap in the afternoon. She's still sleeping downstairs on the couch, in my bed or in her carseat. She wakes up occasionally and if I'm not right there, the nap is ruined. Again...so not used to this sleeping pattern. I want so badly to get her napping in her crib but it's not worth it if she is only going to sleep for 30 minutes. She will nap for 3 hours downstairs so I hate to mess with it. I so hope to have a better sleeping update by next month because it's wearing this momma...OUT!
Issue #2 continues to be the car. I have never in my life seen or heard a child so upset every.single.time. riding in a car. It's awful. I feel so bad going anywhere because it upsets her so much...real tears people! I realize we can't just stay home all the time but what can I do?!?! I hope every month to be able to give you an improvement update on this matter...no such luck.
It's a good thing she is cute!
Hadley continues to be exclusively breastfed and still struggles with the bottle. Although she did go one whole day without me and took the bottle fine for daddy all day. It's really hit or miss which makes it SO hard to ever leave her with anyone. She is nursing every 3-4 hours (definitely more like 3 most of the time) and will occasionally "snack" around 2 hours depending on our schedule. I usually try and make sure she is fed right before we are going to leave for an extended period or right before her big nap and bed. We have not started any solids yet. I have decided to probably wait until 6 months with her. She really doesn't seem ready quite yet.
Our little peanut is weighing in at 13.5 lbs at 5 months old. She is wearing mostly 3-6 months and 6 months. It's all a little big but 3 month stuff is a little small. It all varies by brand anyways so who knows!
We just used our last size 1 diaper a few days ago, so she has graduated to size 2.
Lots of people have been saying how much H looks like her momma lately. Still looking very different from brother though!
Happy 5 Months beautiful girl!