Ellen 5 Months


Weight: 15.6 lbs.
Height: I am guessing around 25 inches. Won’t find out until next month at her 6 month appointment!


Rainforest Jumperoo, Rainforest Activity gym, sitting up and being a part of the group, being tickled, Freddie the Firefly


Sitting still unless she is eating, and she still hates having her nose wiped or sucked by the the Frida…..and teething. Oh the teething….


{Sleeping} We’ve had a small regression with the sleep. Still getting to bed around 7-7:30, but waking anytime between 2 and 4 in the morning, and then up for good at 6. I think it is due to a combination of a growth spurt and teething for sure. Usually sticking her paci in her mouth and turning the sleep sheep back on does the trick! And sometimes a bit of orajel helps her gummies.

{Movement} Lots and lots of moving! She hates to sit still unless she is eating. Any other time and she is lunging forward, trying to sit up or bouncing up and down, pushing with her legs. We are doing much better at tummy time, but we still haven’t figured out how to roll over yet. We are almost sitting up on our own too! She is good at balancing once she is up, but the minute she starts to lean, she doesn’t know how to catch herself.

In the crib, we have to strategically place her, on a diagonal, toward the upper right side. By the time we get her in the morning, she has somehow managed to wedge herself into the bottom left corner of the crib….upside down. Like a little inchworm.

{Eating} Eating like a champ! 6 ounces every 3 hours PLUS started on some rice cereal with fruits and veggies! We’ve had apples, pears, sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots so far. We have been doing about 1 ounce a day of fruit or veggie with about a tablespoon of rice cereal, and trying to introduce something new every 3 or 4 days. I think the rice has definitely helped her BM’s and her diaper rash is completely gone!

{Teething} Still gumming and drooling on everything! Just recently, she has really started to show the signs of the teeth pushing through. Fussy, restless, and clenching her gums together.

{Talking} Lots of talking and singing. And trying to mimic our sounds.

Ellen 5 Months