Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5 months (adjusted)

Cameron is 5 months adjusted today!

Adjusted age: 5 months

Actual age: 8 months, 5 days

Weight: 13 pounds 7 oz, her weight gain has definitely slowed down but I think that's normal at this point. She was gaining 1.5-2 pounds per month and this past month she only gained 1. She has not dropped at all on the growth curve though so like I said I'm pretty sure this is a normal pattern for her age.

Height: 24.5 inches by my measurements

Diaper size: OS cloth

Clothing size: 3-6 months

Medications/medical concerns: None! No more UTIs or ailments to speak of. Still on Vitamin D drops.

Sleep: Sleeps through the night from 8:30 at night to about 9:30 in the morning. She is not waking up at all about half the time, the other half she wakes up for a feeding at about 4:30 a.m. Full time belly sleeper. She usually takes three 1/2 hour naps per day. They now have a fairly regular schedule at 11:30, 2:30, and 5:30.

Eating: Usually eats 6 times a day about two hours apart during the day. Like I said in the sleep section she gets up for one nighttime feed about half the time, the other half she goes a full 12-14 hour stretch without eating. She has also started eating some solids! I feed her anywhere from 0.5-1.5 oz at about 10:45 in the morning. Some days she does better than others but at this point solid food for her is only for practice, not for nutritional value. She still takes in just as much breast milk as she would without solids.

Developmental milestones: Last month there were a ton of new developments and this month was much slower but we do have some new things. I would say the past month she spent "mastering" some skills instead of learning new ones. Her hand control has increased greatly, she is now grabbing everything in sight (and putting it in her mouth). She is learning how to put her pacifier back in. She also has developed a much greater interest in toys. She is now a star roller, she would just roll all over the house if she could. She knows that she can travel with rolling now. She has a newfound desire to crawl. She is nowhere near being able to do it yet but she sure wants to. She can scoot backwards when on her belly and while she tries to scoot forwards she just hasn't figured out the logistics yet. Sometimes her pacifier will fall out and roll forward and she wants to go get it so she tries with all her might to scoot forward but just can't. We got our first real laughs from her a couple of days ago. I wasn't in the room to witness it unfortunately but Josh was very excited. He continued to do the same thing that got the laugh and we kept getting more giggles and squeals but nothing like the first belly laugh. Hopefully next time I will get to witness it! She is starting to get better at sitting up, not by herself but she sits with very little support. She can sit with no support for a couple of seconds max and can tripod on her hand for a while. And I think that is about all for developmental milestones this month.

Best moment this month: Either taking her to the zoo for the first time or hearing her giggle and squeal.

Now that there are a lot more pictures I am not going to include all of them for comparison. Here is her 1 month, 3 month, and 5 month pictures compared.

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