I remember thinking about how old Alli would be at Christmastime when I found out my due date a little over a year ago. I counted the months and figured out that she would be 5 months old, which seemed SO incredibly far away last November! I can't believe that she's been on this Earth for 5 whole months, and she is such a joy to be around. She is the happiest and sweetest baby that I've ever seen, and we are so blessed to have her in our lives.
*you weigh 13.6 pounds and are about 23.5 inches long.
*you are sleeping much better this month, although each night is different. You go to bed between 8 and 8:30pm and wake up for the first time anytime between 3 and 5am. I feed you and put you either back in your bed or in your swing until you wake up for good between 8 and 9am.
*you still sleep swaddled from the neck down for bedtime as well as with naps. I will try to wean you from that when you consistently sleep 8 hours at a time.
*on most days, you take your morning nap in your carseat and your afternoon nap in your bed, but if you wake up after only a little while in your bed, we move you to your swing to finish your nap.
*throughout the day, you will drink anywhere between 2 and 7 ounces at a time depending on how hungry you are. Sometimes you like to snack throughout the day, and some days you eat more at one time less frequently.
*you are really noisy when you eat.
*you still love your Mam pacis
*still wearing size 2 diapers.
*you are so ticklish on your chest right under your chin. You giggle like crazy when we tickle you. You are also such a smiley baby and make the cutest faces.
*you are starting to "talk" a lot more. You make loud "aah" sounds when playing in your play yard and bouncer. You love to squeal in delight.
*you can stand up for a short period of time when holding onto something (we use the side of your crib).
*you can sit up for short periods of time by yourself. We practice on my bed because I'm not ready to watch you fall over on the hard ground yet!
*you love to take out your paci and pass it back and forth between your hands.
*you still love to stand up.
*you celebrated your very first Thanksgiving this past month. We ate lunch at the Downtown Aquarium with your friends Chandler and Karsyn, and then ate dinner with your friend, Elle.