Happy 5 Months Hadley!!!
- Sleeping in her own crib
- 1st food - Rice Cereal ( Sept. 26)
- Rolled over - from back to tummy & tummy to back! (Sept 30)
- 1st overnight stay without Mommy or Daddy
- Lots of giggling and laughs
- "Watched" 1st Longhorn game
- Blowing raspberries
- Can grab things and put them in her mouth
Wearing 3 month or 3-6 month clothing now. I had to box up all of your newborn clothing that doesn't fit you anymore to make room for some fall/winter clothes. Ugh, broke my heart! Also, we finally moved up to size 2 diapers! Getting so big! :(
There was lots of change with regards to sleep this month. We moved Hadley from our bedroom down to her very own room, 2 whole floors beneath us (don't worry...we have a very high tech video monitor that Mommy watches all night long)! She is finally out of the Rock n Play and into her crib for all naps and bedtime. We also got rid of the swaddle and replaced it with the "Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit". It gives her a little more freedom to chew on her hands and kick her feet, but it prevents her from rolling around and waking herself up! This was also around the time that the dreaded 4 month sleep regression took place! We went from mostly sleeping through the night to waking up every few hours! So... I finally had to buckle down with a little sleep training.
One night when you woke up at around 11:30PM - I did my own version of the Ferber Method, letting you cry it out in short intervals and then coming back in after 5 minutes, then 7, then another 7, then 10 to pat on you and calm you down. It was definitely a hard thing to do, but guess what!? I only had to do it one night for about 40 minutes and now you are a great sleeper again! :) Currently you go to bed at 8PM, wake up at 3AM to nurse, back down til around 5 or 6AM at which point we bring you up to our bedroom to sleep for another hour or hour and a half! It's not perfect, but we all get enough sleep to survive! :)
Exersaucer, Jumperoo, "Peek-A-Boo" Light up book, O-Ball
Things Hadley hates:
Sitting in her carseat at restaurants! She wants to be in on the action... so that means sitting in Mommy's lap anywhere we go! We've also had to start pushing our plates and drinks away from her reach, because she is super interested in touching and grabbing EVERYTHING! Needless to say, going out to eat is beginning to be a little more difficult than it was in the early days...
Putting her foot in her mouth! Our flexible future kick line member! :)
Hadley, here are a few things Mommy & Daddy love best about you this month...
♡♡♡♡ We love... ♡♡♡♡
*Going to get you in the morning when you wake up! You give us the happiest grin, letting us know that you are glad to see us! :) Sooo heart melting!!
*Taking you with us places! We are so proud to show you off!
*How you sometimes stop nursing to look around, smile, and then get back to business...repeat 30 times! Takes longer, but it is so cute!
*Figuring out ways to make you laugh - right now it is snorting at you, or looking at you, then looking away, then looking back really fast! You also laugh when we mimic your noises!
*When you bury your head into our shoulder when you are shy... or when you are sleepy....or anytime! It is the BEST THING EVER! ♡