Saturday, October 9, 2010

5 month update

Height: 25 3/4 inches (76%)
Weight: 15 pounds 13 ounces (71%)
Sleep: Goes down around 7:30-8pm, wakes to nurse around 5-6am and then back to sleep until 7:30-8am
Food: Breast Milk and just trying some food! So far Bananas, Avocado, Applesauce and Peas
Teeth: Still just the bottom two

Wednesday we went to the Dr. for Kailyn's 5 month check up.  Doctor said she is doing great.  When he came in Kailyn was sitting up on the table (Mommy had her hand right next to her ;-)).  He said it was great that she was already trying to sit up.  Some babies don't start trying to do this until the next month or two.  She has been sitting up for the past few weeks.  Never for very long and she also can't get to the sitting up position on her own.  But she is making progress.  We practice a little every day and she loves to be sitting up.  Problem is that she starts to slouch over more and more as she gets tired and then ends up spitting up a little if you don't pick her up.  She could care less about the spit up of course! lol 
Kailyn only got one shot this visit and she was such a big girl about it!  The nurse stuck her and then started to inject the vaccine.  Kailyn was just starting to let out a little cry when the nurse said all done! She stuck a band aid on real fast and I picked her up and hugged her and that was it.  No more tears and she started her babbling again.  She is very talkative lately!
 Some new exciting news, we started trying some food!! We started a few days before she turned 5 months.  This is what we have tried up to today.  Bananas, Oatmeal, Applesauce, Cantaloupe, Peas and Avocado.  The cantaloupe we have only used in her net and she loves it! (you can see pics in her 4 month album)
We are waiting about 3 days in between each food.  So far she has had everything home made except the peas.  Those were Gerber organic peas.  For those of you that would like to make your own baby puree I have found this website to be very helpful. Whole some baby food  So far she loved the banana.  Unfortunately it also made her not poop for 3 days which freaked Mommy and Daddy out! For some reason after trying oatmeal (didn't care for it) we decided to try banana.  We had been use to her daily 3-4 times a day pooping. Now that we have introduced something other than BM that has definitely changed! The doctor said this was fine.  That unless she seems uncomfortable it is actually ok if she only goes every 3-5 days!  If she does seem uncomfortable we can always give her baby prunes or add an ounce of apple juice to a bottle of BM.  After not going for 3 days she finally went right before we were leaving for her Dr appointment.  We think she would have easily been over 16 pounds if it wasn't for this poop! lol  Chris described it as mud with algae on it! OMG! Definitely not what we are used to!  It's crazy how such a small amount of food can change her poop so much! ;-)~
So back to the food.  She also seemed to like the Avocado which is the newest food we just tried.  She was not a fan of the peas.  She also wasn't sure about the applesauce.  As of now we are only feeding her once a day.  Usually in the evening around 6pm.  I don't think we are going to start twice a day for another few weeks.  Her Dr said textbook says baby only needs breast or formula the first 6 months of life.  Since we started food at 5 months it's ok to just feed her some once a day.  Once she is 6 months we should start twice a day feedings and then move to 3x a day.  So for now it's just a little extra evening treat.  And Mommy is feeling a little better that she seems to like a few things already.  Now when we go to Puerto Rico next month she will be eating twice a day. This way it's more likely that I will have enough BM frozen for my Mom to give Kailyn, along with the food, while we are gone.  I am really not able to put a side much BM anymore to freeze.  She is eating as much as I'm producing now.  My little porker.
This past month Kailyn has also been so much more coordinated with her hands.  She grabs and holds everything now!  If you have a drink in your hand, she wants it! Now when we go out to eat, if she gets fussy and one of us has to hold her, its a lot hard to eat!  She wants to grab anything you have!  I said to Chris, what happened to our little baby who would just lay in our arms and stare?!?  She changes so much every day!  Getting stronger and smarter.  Her weird little noises she made are now turning into vowels and consonants.  She also is getting a little bored with some of her younger toys and wants to play with the bigger girl toys! ;-)  She loves to bang them so they make noise or light up.  Mommy has been shopping lately for some of these new bigger girl toys.  But I have also started putting things away as Christmas is right around the corner.  Which we are extremely excited for her 1st Christmas!
As we were leaving her Dr he said, see you in a month for her 6 month check up.  This totally blew me away!! 6 months?!?  Where is the time going?!?  And this is why every day I try to take in every little thing she does.  As I have learned all to well that they really do just grow up way too fast!!

Also wanted to say HAPPY 1ST B-DAY to Kailyn's little boyfriend Carson! I can hardly believe he is one already. :*)

***As usual you can check out the many pics Mommy has taken of Kailyn.  Click the 5 month album on my blog.  You can also view all her pics in her 4 month album too***

1 comment:

  1. SO CUTE! She is doing GREAT with her height/weight, and overall development! Maybe one day she will like peas- although, not too many people like peas that I know. (I hate them!) I can't imagine what food poop is going to look like, but it sounds like fun! Christmas will be so much fun with her♥