Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hadleigh! 5 months

She smiles ALL the time now - she's such a happy little baby. Although some days she's not impressed at all and just gives you a blank stare.  A lot of pictures show the blank stare, but I think that's just because she's so interested in what the heck is in front of her face.

She's talking up a storm.  She talks a lot more at home than she does anywhere else.  I guess it's her comfort zone and she's used to seeing everything in the house versus new things to look at somewhere else.  My favorite is when she squeals - it's the best.  She also talks more when she has her hand in her mouth versus not.

She's rolling over more for us, yet it's not everytime we put her on her stomach.  She has only even rolled over in just a diaper - she hasn't mastered it with clothes on.  Which is funny, cause we know she can do it.  It's just all on her own terms.

She loves a bath.  She's never fussed during a bath - the warm water soothes her.  She kicks a lot in the tub now and she'll grab at the little bath squirters I put in there with her.

She's an eating machine!  She loves loves her cereal and we just started feeding her applesauce starting this past Saturday.  She wasn't too fond of it the first time, but now she loves it.  Her feeding schedule for right now is:
6am - bottle (7 ounces)
10am - bottle (6 ounces) and cereal (1 1/2 Tablespoons)
2pm - bottle (6 1/2 ounces)
5:30pm - bottle (6 ounces) and applesauce (1/2 tub stage 1)
8ish - bottle (5 ounces)
I can only imagine what her schedules going to be like soon.  I'm not sure how I'm supposed to space the solids or whatever.  We'll see how that goes!

She sits in her bumbo seat really steady now.  Before her head would kind of wobble around, so she has good control.  She's really close to sitting up on her own, but she's not quite there yet.

She has started to notice Isis & Duke and loves just looking at them to see what they're doing.  She even smiles when they make noise.  And of course they LOVE giving her kisses (almost too much!).  Hadleigh's big brother loves her --- cutest pictures ever below!

She's slept through the night since 8 weeks, and she still is doing great.  We try to get her to go to bed 8-8:30 (although some nights it's pushed to 9) and she will sleep all night until 6am.  We've been very lucky.  We used to swaddle her every night but we stopped that a few weeks ago cause she was getting out of it.  She's grown out of the "startling" phase, so she can sleep with her hands and arms free.  We give her the pacifier when we put her to sleep and she'll keep it in her mouth for a while, but then spits it out once she's asleep. 

She already knows who her mommy and daddy are, but she's starting to recognize who strangers are or even people she doesn't see as often.  She'll look around to make sure someone shes knows well is around (i.e. Mommy, Daddy, or Nana for the most part).  

Her hair is growing! I'm so excited about this development! it's so cute and still super fine, but it's starting to stick up on the top of her head.  Some days you can still see a little bit of a red tint (which the girl who just recently cut my hair told me if hair changes from a darker color to a lighter color - it always goes through a red tint phase in between....we'll see) but it's definitely getting lighter.  Hadleigh has Daniel's hairline - their hair in the front (where bangs would be) shift to the right instead of falling straight down.  So cute. She's definitely her father's daughter!

hahaha I need to get some more smiling pictures!!

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