Our little Rem turned five months old yesterday! I think I say it every month, but I can hardly believe it. It is just going by much too quickly! I want my baby to stay a baby! I've definitely enjoyed the baby stage much more this time around. Reece was a more difficult baby, and I let myself get too stressed out to enjoy her as a baby (sorry Reece!) Remi is just our little butterball of sweetness, and we just can't imagine our family without her.
Remi is a rolling fool! She still gets stuck on her tummy and gets angry, but I think she is starting to figure out that she can get herself back over. She is always rolling and arching her back to see what's going on around her.
Rem is still discovering her hands a lot. She's getting much better control of her hands and arms, and frequently grabs everything and anything. She's so curious about things. It's fun to see her develop this skill and do more things on purpose.
And big news in our house: she sleeps! Four months was the magic age (as it was for Reece) for Remi to start napping. She generally takes a good 2-2 1/2 hour nap in the morning, 1 1/2-2 hour nap in the afternoon, and 30-45 minute nap in the early evening. It is fabulous! We (by we I mean I) did some sleep training and got this gal to drop her 3:30 a.m. feeding. I still feed her around 11:00 p.m. each nite, but then she lasts until about 7:30 in the morning. It only took her 4-5 days to figure it out. Oddly enough, now that she's sleeping through the nite, I'm actually more tired than before. How does that work???
She still adores watching Reece, and is just so amused by any kid that's around her. She loves to smile and is starting to laugh a bit more; it's such a sweet sound.
We just love our happy little girl!
At five months, Remi likes:
- watching Reece
- laughing (sometimes!)
- sleeping (hallelujah!)
- sucking on her hands/fingers
- grabbing things
- feeling things
- being sung to
- splashing her feet/legs in the bath
- light up seahorse
- bumbo chair
- going for walks
- being kissed/tickled on her neck
At five months, Remi doesn't like:
- binky (don't even try to give it to her, she won't take it!)
- bottles (she's been struggling taking them the last few times)
- being hungry
- being cold
- taking naps in the car seat
- getting stuck on her tummy for too long
Remi is just too much fun and we love our beautiful babe!
PS: She still has the most delicious thighs ever.