On her 5 month birthday, she was baptized at St Peter's in Lexington (my home church). This was a wonderful way to mark her turning 5 months. Pastor Rawl did her baptism. He has been a part of all of our family's life-events: my confirmation, our wedding, Tillman's baptism, and now Caroline's baptism. I'm relying on the grandma's to send us photos from the event, since we didn't take any photos. Hope to do a full post on the baptism soon.
Caroline's hair continues to be a "show stopper." Everywhere we go people are in awe over her curly locks! I think it has even gotten curlier over the past month. Another "physical" change is that Caroline has her first tooth coming in! It is on the bottom, and we should see that pearly white really soon!
Caroline has also learned a few new tricks this month. She is starting to sit up by herself for short periods of time. Also, tummy time is a favorite for her. She loves to be put on her tummy to reach for things. She also can roll from her tummy to back and back to tummy! She gets startled when she rolls to her back, as her head generally thumps the floor pretty hard! When she isn't rolling around, she is scooting around...or wiggling should I say. She can shimmy her way all around the floor to get to things. Tillman and her are starting to "play" together a little. We try to encourage Tillman to give her toys and sit on the floor with her.
|Is my hair ok?|
We are also working through putting her in her crib! The first night went pretty good, but the past two nights have been *heck*!! I went ahead and transitioned "cold turkey." She went from being in the Moses basket, downstairs and swaddled to now in the crib unswaddled. I didn't want to baby her; I just wanted to see how she did with it all. She goes down wonderfully! She watches her mobile, kicks around and then falls asleep. However, around midnight she is back up. Although she will feed and go right back down, I tried to let her cry it out. She cried, and she cried....I couldn't take it. I picked her up and fed her. 5 minutes later she was out. After that, I felt like I was starving her, so that kept me up longer, as I was pondering all of this in my mind. I should have been sleeping because she was back up again at 4, and again she drank and went to sleep. Unsure what to do, so this saga will continue!
|Ahhh living the life!|
Caroline's 5 month stats:
Weight-15 lbs 2.7 oz (48th percentile)
Diaper size-finishing up size 1's in the house and moving to 2 as soon as possible!
Clothing-wide range-0-3 in two pieces and 3-6 in sleepers
Diet-mostly "mommy milk," occasional formula, and rice cereal began this weekend.
Sleep-waking at midnight and 3AM. She's only taking 30 min naps at daycare. She's turning out to be her father-a person who needs little sleep!
Favorite things-smiling, giggles, "raspberry" sounds, blowing bubbles with mouth and nose (poor thing is so congested), playing with her car seat toys, and enjoying the Jumperoo and Bumbo seat.