Upsy Daisy, Happy Baby

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5 months already? How did that happen?  It’s crazy to think that soon we’ll be celebrating her first birthday-which I’ve already started planning out in my head.

Sleep.  We’re still going strong with averaging about 10-12 hours at a time.  Winning. We honestly hit the jackpot with this kid and sleep.  She’s a little mover & shaker though-I’m happy we decided to put the crib bumper back on because I think she’d need to sleep with a helmet!  She’s also sleeping with an afghan in her crib.  I figure that it’s a safe choice as far as blankets go because it has holes in it so that if she does put it over her face, she can still breath.

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Eat.  We tried solids for the first time a few days ago.  The woman at daycare was telling me that she was wanting to eat every two hours which is unusual for her.  She didn’t seem to be satisfied with her milk that day, so I decided to try a little bit of cereal.  She cried. I also put a little bit of avocado on my finger for her to taste and she loved it.  It was such a little amount that I don’t know if it was the avocado itself or if she just wanted to suck on my fingers. We’re still going strong with nursing-something I’m really proud of because when I first started, I didn’t think I would last this long.  I’m thinking about weening her starting at 6 months because of some upcoming trips at work :-/  A co-worker suggested that I still pump even when I’m away just to keep up my milk supply so that I can continue when I return home, BUT by that point she’ll be about 10 months.  I think what I’ll end up doing is pumping and storing as much as possible and then when that’s gone, she’ll just be on formula.

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Play.  Madelyn LOVES her feet!  She’s a pro at the “happy baby” yoga pose.  She also loves to stand/sit upright and loves her Winnie the Pooh activity jumper.  We can finally put her in it without having to prop her feet with a pillow.  She can sit up pretty well on her own and when she does fall over she just laughs and smiles-she’s a good sport about it!  She also enjoys playing airplane and likes to be lifted up really high.  She’s not big on rolling over from her back to her front, but when we have her on her stomach, she’s propping her but in the air and scooting herself, almost like a little low-crawl.

I’m looking forward to new developments within the next few months and I’m pumped to start making my own baby food.  We just have to get her used to eating first 🙂

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