Thursday, October 14, 2010

Avery's 5th Month

5th Month Milestones - 10/4/10

Height - 24 inches plus ??? No dr's visit this month.

Weight - 12+ lbs??

Sleeping - You usually go to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 depending on what we have going on that day. The past few weeks you've been really congested so you haven't quite been resting as well as normal.  You still usually take about 3 naps a day, ranging from 30 mins to an hour or so. We put you to bed around 8 or 8:30 and you usually sleep until about 1 or 2, eat, then go back to sleep until Mommy wakes you up at 7 or so. Mommy can't complain.

Eating - You eat every 3 to 4 hours during the day, about 4 to 6 oz. or so, and usually only wake once to eat at night. We really started working on eating cereal this month. You did not like it at first. Then we started mixing in a little fruits/veggies and suddenly you don't mind it. Right now you only eat cereal or fruits/veggies once a day, but we're working that up to two times. You've had pears and sweet potatoes so far and love them! I have a feeling you are going to love Nonna's sweet potato casserole at Christmas!

New discoveries - You can move! You can officially roll from back to tummy and tummy to back. You love to move now. Everyone is amazed at how well you can get around. We love it too, Daddy's even trying to teach you to walk already! lol! Mommy is just fine with rolling though. Don't grow up too fast baby girl!  You also have become vocal this month. It is fun to hear you "talk" and watch what gets you excited.

New accomplishments - You are perfecting the art of rolling this month. You are learning to like cereal and to eat solid foods.

Places you went - We didn't really go anywhere this month, but people came to see you! Your baby dedication was on September 26th and we had a full house of family and friends to celebrate you. Nonna & Poppa, Mim &Pawpaw, Kristi & Bella, Brian, Janelle & Jonathan, and Uncle Ronald all came to church with us for your baby dedication. It was so fun to get to celebrate you with them. We also met Nonna, Poppa, Uncle Daniel, Aunt April, Laura, Jeff, Katie, Memaw and Poppie in Denton to celebrate Katie and Jeff's birthdays. You of course got spoiled there.

Special Memories - The weather is finally cool enough to go for walks in the evenings now. You love them! Most of the time you fall asleep, but I still think you love it. Oh, and we got to break out the baby legwarmers and I love them! You look adorable and I love matching them to your outfit. Funny memory I know, but I love it!

5 wonderful month you have been apart of our lives. One year ago this month we found out that we were pregnant with you and my, how our lives have changed in a year. Not just you - we moved and bought a house, Daddy finished fire school, you arrived, Mommy spent 3 months at home with you (which I miss!), Daddy started a new job, Mommy went back to work and you are growing like a weed through all of it. You are so precious to us and I can't wait to get home each day to see your face and watch you smile. You are growing into your personality and it is so fun to see it emerge each day. You love your baths. You hate getting dressed afterwards. You love playing silly games with Daddy like peek-a-boo. You dislike it when everyone leaves the room and you are alone. You love your paci and your thumb, and despite our efforts, it looks like you'll be a thumb sucker for now. We love you sweet girl. We are praying for you each day that God will protect and guide you and that you'll know how much he loves you.
Love you baby girl!

~Mommy & Daddy