Monday, January 17, 2011

Life With Nia: Five Months Old

Nia wearing her "boy clothes"
Again I'm late this month posting Nia's update. My mom was in town last Thursday-yesterday, and we had a court case to deal with so we were quite busy (a separate post on that is forthcoming).

Anyway, on to the update:

  • Baby's Weight: Nia's next appointment isn't until she's six months, but at her last appointment on December 8 she was 15 lbs and 3 oz. I'm thinking she's 16 lbs now.
  • Baby's Height: She was 25" at her last appointment so maybe she's closer to 26" now 
  • What size of clothing does baby wear? 6-9 months is starting to get tight length-wise but width-wise she still has room
  • Any milestones baby reached during the month:  
      • Two teeth are on the bottom row and the two buds of the top row are about to poke through
      • She can roll over on demand; here's a video of that:

      • She fully notices her feet and grabs them but hasn't tried putting them in her mouth yet
      • She sleeps in her crib for naps and sometimes overnight; she tried to eat the monkeys on her bedsheet the first time we put her in the crib!
Nia's first time in her crib
      • We've left her twice already at our church's nursery; her number didn't come up on the screen so I guess that's a good sign!
      • She can drink from her cup; I guess we completely skipped the whole bottle thing!
    • Special outings baby had during the month: We went to DC for Christmas; it was her first time long distance on a bus
    • What are your thoughts about the past month? I love Nia and have had so much fun watching all her new developments this month. Her sense of humor is starting to come through and she's an extremely happy baby. Nia's laugh warms my heart!
    • What was baby's routine? Nia is very good about sleeping through the night. We've been trying our best to get her in bed by 9p.m. She gets sleepy around 5p.m. and we have to fight to keep her awake so she'll go down by 9. Sleeping in her crib has lessened how much she eats overnight. I think by sleeping in her co-sleeper she could smell my milk  and would wake up more frequently. If we can get her in bed by 9p.m. she'll wake up around 4a.m. for a feeding then sleep til 6a.m. Her first nap will be around 10a.m. then another around 2p.m. She doesn't eat as frequently anymore and when she does she gets very distracted especially if Uka enters the room and says something or she sees him.
    • Reflect about the highlights of the month: I get so sad thinking about how fast she's changing but I know I'll enjoy the next stage she enters just as much; I can't wait to introduce solids in a month
    • Did any big changes occur, such as baby started daycare, stopped nursing, slept through the night, etc... As mentioned above sleeping in her crib and being left at the church nursery are the big changes
    • What are baby's favorites - toy, food, person, etc... She still likes Cookie Kisses and is getting better about not devouring the book when we try to read it to her


    1. She's so adorable! I love that this is the first post I got to read when I (finally) made my way over to your blog.

    2. @Brandi Awww thank you for stopping by and for entering my first giveaway!

    3. She is like a little person in these pics! Yes, skip the bottle and go straight to cups. We had Marlie using a shot glass until her hands got big enough to hold cups.