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Five Months

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Another month with Ada and we couldn’t be happier or more in love with this little baby! It has been an absolute joy watching Ada grow and learn about the world around her. We love watching her look at everything and watching how she reacts when she sees something new, which is pretty much everything! 🙂

Ada is sitting up so well now! There are times when she sits up unassisted and I just jump up and down in delight! It’s funny, when you’re a parent, everything your kid does is amazing! I get so excited with every milestone Ada reaches. At her last appointment she weighed in at 15.5 lbs and measured almost 26 inches long. The doctor was so very pleased at how much weight she had put on, since she had measured a little on the small side last time he saw her. I am pleased too, of course, but it is definitely a workout carrying her around all day! I am getting some definition in one arm, so I guess that is good. I will have to even out my other arm pretty soon though! Haha!

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Ada is such a great baby! She is happy and laid back most of the time. Her naps have become more consistent; that is, in her crib. She doesn’t sleep at all when we are out running errands; which means one cranky baby when we get home. But we are working on it. At least she is napping at home well.

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Teething is no joke. We have good days and bad days. The bad days keep me up at all hours of the night, making the next day hard for both of us. Then some days, she sleeps through the night, happy all day and takes multiple naps. One thing is for certain, she keeps me on my toes and every day is different!

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The biggest milestone this month is Ada is now eating solids! I sometimes can’t believe it! My little baby is already sitting up and eating solids!?! So far we have only tried oatmeal with banana puree. She eats it like a champ! I’m pretty sure Ada is a natural born eater. She breastfeeds, takes a bottle, a spoon and a sippy cup with no problems. She amazes me how good she is at eating! That’s my girl! 😉

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She loves studying her hands, fingers and toes. Sometimes when she sits up, she leans over to study her toes. She leans over so far that it makes her spit up. It will even come out of her nose! She just squeezes the milk right out of her. Silly girl! She also loves playing peek-a-boo with her blanket. Randy and Ada play that game every night and Ada just squeals and laughs. It is the cutest thing ever! I just love listening to them play.

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She can now do tummy time without screaming, thanks to the tummy time pillow! She doesn’t roll over yet, which in way, I am kind of glad. One less thing to worry about in the night, right? But I am working with her. I lay her on her tummy and help her roll onto her back, then back to her tummy. I guess she will try on her own one day!

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Happy Five Months Ada Marie! You are truly loved!

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