Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy 5 months, Olive!

Age: 5 months
Weight:  ~17 1/2 lbs. (87th percentile)
Height:  ~26 inches long (73rd percentile)
Head circumference: ~17 inches (79th percentile)
Size: 3, 6, 9 & 12 months
Sleeping: She is sleeping in her crib now.  Some nights she sleeps through the night, while others she wakes up once.  There have been some early mornings where she doesn't want to be put back in her crib so we find ourselves asleep in the glider the next morning.  
Eating habits: Nursing and Expressed milk.
Favorite activity: Going on walks and looking at everything, jumping in her jumperoo, sitting in her super seat and playing with toys, reading books, being held by mommy, turning the pages of a book or magazine and talking.
Cutest Moment of the Month: Talking, Laughing, Facial Expressions, Smiling and Talking and smiling at her siblings.  
Signs of teething begin
Holds head up when sitting
Rolls from stomach to back
When lying on back puts feet to mouth
Voluntarily grasps and holds objects
Plays with toes
Takes objects directly to mouth
Watches objects that are dropped
Says "ah-goo" or similar vowel-consonant combinations
Smiles at mirror image
Gets upset if you take a toy away
Can tell family and strangers apart
Begins to discover parts of his/her body
Saying "MmmmMa" "Dah" "Ha (like Hi, but with more of a Texas accent)", "Yah", "Nah".  And it always seems like she knows what she is saying. 
Updates: This girl of ours is simply amazing.  I love everything about her, even her attitude.  :)  She is definitely a mix of both her mama and papa.  She is still not the most comfortable with others holding her, but will smile at her grandparents and friends.  I've noticed that if they ignore her, she'll try to get their attention when she is ready.  It's on her terms.  She is getting so big and just about ready to break my back.  She is the smartest baby I know, but I'm sure I'm being biased as most parents probably are.  :)  I think she may be eating solids sooner than I had thought.  She is really interested in our food.  She has her clingy days, but I think she's getting better. I can at least get some chores done now. Her laughter is so wonderful. 


Jessica said...

I laughed at your description of her "Ha" being Hi with a Texan accent. Liv sounds like she is doing awesome!

The Brennan Family said...

How can she already be 5 months old?!?! BTW, she has the best smile :)