Most days I feel like a single parent, in sense that I do everything on my own while Aaron is at work or school. Once again I am so grateful for the independence my mother taught me; otherwise, I don't know how I would make it each day.
We just recently decided that I would not have to return to work after all and I will be able to stay home to take care of Lyra. I am so happy to not have to put her in daycare and continue to spend time with my baby girl!! I never thought that I would ever want to be a stay-at-home mom, but all my thoughts have changed since having a baby. I will find something to keep us busy so I don't get too stir crazy, but just as the last 5 months have been a blessing, I will continue to remain grateful for my time with her.
I know the remaining months up to her 1st year birthday are going to be full of changes and I'm so excited for all of it. I know it's all bittersweet since once she becomes more mobile, everything becomes a danger zone, but I'm ready for it!
5 month stats:
Weight: around 11 lbs
Length: prob 23 in
*Rolls side to side and has rolled over to her tummy only twice so far!
*Grabs her feet
*Brings feet to her mouth
*Is always content with fingers in her mouth
*Giggles and laughs
*Squeals in delight
*Speaks baby gibberish...I love it!
*Follows people and things...especially the cats!
*Knows her Daddy well...always has a huge grin when she sees him :)
*Loves to fall asleep on Daddy's chest
*Still naps every 2-3 hours for at least 30 min, sometimes more.
*Sleep schedule varies, but most of the time she sleeps through the night
*Still sleeps in the pack and play in our bedroom
*Loves to be outside...lots to see!
*Likes all the lights from the tv
*Likes to be held, especially when we go into stores...she likes to be up to see everything and everyone
*Has learned to arch her back in order to scoot her way off or out of things like her carseat or her chair...that sucks! lol
*Pays more attention to her toys and of course wants to taste all of them
*Still wearing newborn size clothes...yep!
*Has been eating solids for the last month - fruits, vegetables, and rice cereal
*Has entered the beginning stages of teething :(