Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lainey 5 Months

Size: You weigh 13 lbs. 14 oz. (24%) and you are 25 in tall (46%). You wear 3-6 month clothes mostly, although you can still fit in some 0-3 month clothes, and size 2 diaper.

Likes: You like to look all around when we hold you facing out. You love chewing on your feet. You really love TV. Not that we let you watch it, but if you see it you just want to stare at it. You still love kicking your legs like crazy. You are happy in the Bjorn running errands. You still like the paci. You like when we sing you nursery rhymes and act silly. You love when Cambry talks to you up close, you just watch her and smile. During bath time you just sit quietly and relax.

Dislikes: You still don't like it when I put you in the car seat but are fine once you are in. You don't like tummy time. I try to work on it with you but you only tolerate it for short periods of time.You don't like outfit changes much.

Working on: You try so hard to roll over but you aren't quite there yet. You sometimes try to put your paci back in by yourself but can't quite get it. 

Sleeping: Oh goodness every day is completely different. You wake up between 5:30 and 6:30 usually. You take about 4 naps a day. Your first 2 naps are very short, your afternoon nap is usually long - maybe a couple hours, and then you have a short cat nap before bed. You usually go to sleep somewhere around 7:30pm. Sometimes you wake up several times in the first few hours after putting you down. You wake up to eat twice a night, and sometimes wake other times. You still sleep swaddled in your swing. Hopefully your sleeping will get better soon!

Eating: You nurse about every 2-3 hours. If you take a bottle you drink about 5 oz. Sometimes feedings are a struggle and other times they are fine. You still struggle with reflux and sometimes cry after nursing.

Sweet baby bear it has been a hard month. I feel so bad for you when you have your tummy/gas pains. We took you to a GI doctor who basically just confirmed you have milk protein allergy. I bought formula and I think we are going to try it in hopes that things get better. I have been cutting out dairy and soy but it is stressful. I had a nightmare that I ate a piece of cheese, and I freaked out this weekend when I accidentally took a sip of Cambry's smoothie (containing milk) when I was trying to fix her straw without thinking. Anyway, we'll see how things go. Like last month, I think we are ending again on an "up". I hope it continues. When you are feeling good you are just the sweetest little baby. We love you so so much!


Fiona said...

Aww her smile!! She looks like such a happy baby.. other than the sleep issues of course. Happy 5 month s beautiful girl!

Meg O. said...

There is no way she is already 5 months!!! What a beautiful girl!! I'm so sorry about her milk protein allergy. I'm sure that is really frustrating and can be overwhelming at times. Hope you are able to find a solution :)