Friday, April 8, 2016

Landry is 5 months old!

Weight: approximately 16lbs

Eating: We are still exclusively breastfeeding. Not much has changed with feedings. She eats about every 3-4 hours during the day and waking 2 times at night. During the day she feeds about 10-20 minutes. She takes three 5-5.5 ounces bottles of breast milk when I work. I am able to pump 3 times at work to provide bottles for the next day I work. If I don't work the next day, I usually freeze the fresh milk and use the oldest frozen milk the next time I work. 

She's become so wiggly while she's nursing! She's very distractible and will often pull off and look around if someone is talking or there's a new noise. The cutest thing is when she will pull off and look up at me, when I look down at her she'll quickly go back to eating like she got caught doing something.

I'm still taking Lecithin 3 times a day to prevent clogged ducts. They happen less frequently, but unfortunately I've still gotten a few this month. Usually it's when I've missed a dose or if Landry went a long time between feeds. 

We haven't started any solids yet. We gave her a breadstick from Olive Garden to gum and she went CRAZY. She loved it. And got mad when we took it away. We also gave her a french fry just to see what she'd do with it and she gummed it until it fell out of her mouth. We will probably introduce a few foods this month and then be more intentional with feeding solids at 6 months.

 Naps have improved some this month. She's taking 2-3 naps in her crib. Sometimes they last 30 minutes up to 2 hours. The days I'm home with her I usually rock her and put her in her crib awake. 

She slept through the night ONE night early in the month. The rest of the month...sleep regression. I don't think we've gone longer than 3 hours at a time. This means I'm feeding at least 2 times a night, occasionally 3. We transitioned out of the swaddle this month. Early in the month when she was waking every 1-2hrs I figured we might as well get that out of the way. She is sleeping in her Zipadee-Zip. I still nurse to sleep at night. It's nice when I'm off work I can actually sleep from that 6-8:30ish time. When I work, she's sleeping and I have to go to work! So many nights before I work, I get less than 4 hours.

Clothes: We are in 3-6mo and 6mo clothes. Dressing her is so fun!

Diapers: We are still in size 2 diapers this month. We still prefer pampers diapers and wipes. I usually put diaper rash cream on her at night and so far no diaper rash!

At 5 months old she:
  • is developing quite the personality! I love making her smile, laugh and talk.
  • LOVES bath time! We bathe her 1-2 times a week.
  • Likes to chew on anything she can grab.
  • Can be stingy with her smiles! 
  • Takes her paci at naptime and sometimes if she's fussy. She takes the Wubbanub but plays with the giraffe part more than the paci.
  • Rolled over for the first time. She's only done it a couple times.
  • Loves being outside
  • Doesn't mind her carseat. She will usually fall asleep if we are in the car more than just a few minutes.
  • Sits in her Bumbo for short amounts of time.
  • Loves to pull up to sitting and standing with our hands.
  • Still has cradle cap but it's much improved. The hair loss continues! She has a patch on top of her head that is a couple inches long. It's pretty silly looking but so cute!
  • has been in her johnny jump up for a few minutes at a time.
  • has tried a breadstick from Olive Garden and a french fry. She went crazy tasting the garlic and salt on the bread stick and just gummed the french fry until it fell out of her mouth.
  • loves her daddy and his tickley beard on her face/neck!
  • keeps her tongue hanging out of her mouth most of the time.


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