Thursday, October 25, 2012

Adelyn: 5 months

Addy turned 5 months old, oh just a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing what lack of sleep can do to a girl, which is why I am just getting to this post. I can't complain too much though because Addy is a rock star sleeper compared to her brothers at this age. Thank goodness! She is officially eating solids and working her way up the single foods chain. She is completely weaned from breastfeeding and now drinks formula. As her mother, I wished I could have breastfed/pumped for much longer, but I decided I needed to stop for a few reasons. First, I was dang tired (just when you think you are tired, oh no you can be more's possible) and second, I was starting to feel anxious, which I know was related to my exhaustion and those raging hormones having a dance party in my brain and third, I wanted/needed Pat (and he wanted) to help more. I initiated the weaning and Addy took over deciding the bottle/formula would be just as yummy. Ever since this decision played out, I have felt incredibly better and Addy continues to be happy as a clam. Win-Win.

These 5 month pictures of Addy are kinda shotty. Addy is adorable, but the pictures themselves are not so good. I randomly decided to do this one day when I was in a hurry. Being in a hurry and working with a 5 month old most definitely do not make a good paring. She just wanted to roll around and eat the fabric. Anyway, moving on...

Like I said, Addy is rolling around, front to back and back to front constantly. Pat gets all the credit for teaching her this as he would work with her One day it just clicked for her and she has been a roller every since. She is now working on sitting up, which she can do for an extended period of time with the Boppy around her waist. Without it though, it's only for a few minutes. It will come.

She gotten herself into a nice little sleep schedule (knock on wood..knock on wood real loud). She naps for a few hours in the afternoon and sleeps 7 pm to 7 am with two nighttime feedings. Pat and I takes turns on those, so we both get sleep and we both get snuggle time with Addy. I'm sure as I type this, her first tooth will decide to pop through (which I think it might be soon) and completely destroy this current schedule. Such is life.

Addy is babbling like crazy! She smiles and she is just starting to laugh. She loves to grab faces and give big wet kisses (aka suck on your nose or chin). Pat and I love those slobbery moments, but the boys are completely grossed out by it. HaHa! They are still totally in love with her and will usually help me out whenever I ask things like, "can you just talk to her for a few minutes or can you play with her for a minutes so Mommy can go to the bathroom real quick?"

Adelyn is just a lovie!
 I think she is looking like Jack with a side of  her Momma somewhere in there.


Jennifer Slegelis said...

She is so sweet! I see a little Keefe in that last picture :) Can't wait to see you guys!

Anne Wallisch said...

So sweet........