Sierra is 5 months old!

Filed under: baby's progress,photos,video — by Lauren on May 6th, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

Another month has gone by, and amazingly, Sierra is now already 5 months old.  No well check this month, so I weighed her myself this morning.  She’s approximately 15 lbs, 6 oz, with a diaper on.  I completely forgot to measure her height; hopefully I’ll remember to do that tomorrow.  She’s still wearing 3-6 months clothing and size 3 diapers and fitting into both just fine, except at night when we are putting her in size 4 Huggies Overnights to try to combat the explosion that ensues after she nurses all night but doesn’t poop until the morning.

Obviously from the above, she’s still not sleeping well at night, and recently she started taking shorter naps as well (although I’m trying to put her down for naps in her crib as much as possible, yay for that!).  I just got a book about sleep habits that came highly recommended to me; I sincerely hope something in there is useful.  I’m very tired.  At least she’s now able to sleep unswaddled – has been since our trip to Tucson.  Apparently that’s where little Friedman girls go to give up swaddling!

Sierra’s fifth month was huge for her!  This is such a fun age.  I feel like she learns something  – and sometimes several things – new every day.  It seems I was very camera-happy with the Flip this month:

Grabbing her feet, rolling onto her side, and trying very hard to roll onto her belly:

Grabbing at and playing with toys (but NOT eating them):

(I noticed this evening that she is now aware that she has the power to get certain toys to make music if she pulls or pushes on them.  She even gets mad if she’s trying to make them work and she can’t do it.  Tonight she was yelling at the exersaucer because she couldn’t consistently push the little toy down hard enough, and then when yelling at the toy didn’t work, she started yelling at me until I came over and helped her, at which point she went back to bouncing and smiling again.)

Trying to blow raspberries (when she bothers to take her hands out of her mouth):

Cracking up:

Sitting up – usually only for a few seconds, but every now and then she can go for a while:

We haven’t introduced any foods yet.  I’m not sure that Sierra is physically ready, but I’m starting to think she’s pretty interested.  At dinner she sits with us and STARES at our food, sometimes reaching for it, sometimes shrieking and whining about it.  If you hold something up to her, however, she doesn’t open her mouth up or anything.  Sierra doesn’t seem to want to put much of anything in her mouth other than her fingers (preferably all of them at the same time) or the boob.

3 Responses to “Sierra is 5 months old!”

  1. Nickie Says:

    I love all the videos! In the one video I think Lex was having more fun than Sierra.

  2. Erika Says:

    I love the laughing with Lex! And I cant believe she sits up so well already! Bree flops over after a few second… Hard to believe how fast these babies are growing up!

  3. Lauren Says:

    Thanks! I really have to back up my camera. I only have about 6 minutes of space left!