Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cate - 5 Months

Cate just keeps growing and growing! Here we are at her 5 month update, almost a week late! I did get her pictures taken on the day though. She is all smiles and giggles most of the day! She still has her fussy times, but most of the time she's really easy going.
This was the first time she really started pulling at her month sticker...the little stinker. :)
One of the main new things for Cate this past month, has been her eating. She still nurses about 5 times a day, but we've added one baby food "meal" after her late afternoon feeding. She's tried sweet potatoes, pears, green beans, peaches, and bananas. She has liked all of them, but she had a banana spit up one night and wasn't interested in them the next day. So we might have to take a break from them for a little bit. Sweet potatoes seem to be a favorite right now. She'll eat 1-2 ounces, and does a great job eating in her high chair.
Cate is getting really strong. She pushes way up on her arms. She loves sitting and standing up (both with help). She laughs and smiles so big when Daddy makes her dance.
A little over a week ago, Cate perfected her roll over off her tummy. Now she does it all the time...pretty much whenever she's on her tummy, she flips right over to her back.
Cate is wearing size 3 diapers and 6-9 or 6-12 month clothes. We've started wearing some kind of bow everyday to keep her hair out of her face.

Her sleep schedule has improved. Most nights she's sleeping from 8 PM to 7 AM. She still has the occasional wake up during the night. I just feed her...we've tried letting her cry, but it doesn't seem to work. It's hard listening to the cry in the middle of the night and we don't want Cole to wake up too. She doesn't do it every night...maybe once or twice a week, so I'm not too worried about it. She's taking 3 naps a day, usually an hour and a half in length, and she's up for about an hour and a half before that. She's having more awake time, and settling into a better, more predictable schedule.
She has really started to enjoy the exersaucer toy and still like her play mat. She's starting to get a little more vocal about what she likes or doesn't like. We love making her smile and laugh. She's giving us some pretty funny looks and responses to things we do. She also has her hands in her mouth all the time! She's been biting down on them, so I'm not surprised if she's starting her teething.
Those cheeks! Love them!
We are looking forward to taking her on her first airplane ride and beach trip coming up.

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