Sunday, September 26, 2010

Little Things: Ada, Five Months

Ada is five months old today! Our girl is becoming more of a sweetheart every day. She has such a lovely personality. She's always smiling, laughing, and in general very happy, unless she gets hungry or tired.

Although she can roll, she doesn't do it very often. Usually she will stay put on either her back or tummy. She loves sitting up in the Bumbo and also in the corner of one of our couches. She's a very good "chore companion", content to sit and watch Daddy in the kitchen or Mommy doing laundry. She's doing a little bit of scooting around (for example spinning 90 degrees when placed on the floor) but doesn't seem to have the NEED to move yet. I'm sure that will come.

Ada is getting used to spending weekdays without Mommy. She drinks 7-8 ounces of milk from a sippy cup each day while I'm at work (this is how much I can pump each day, so it works out pretty well). She does usually have a fussy period during the day while I'm gone, lasting up to two hours. I think that if I were there and could nurse her, this wouldn't happen, but she needs to learn other ways of being soothed.

Ada's sleep habits are still erratic. Last week, she slept through the night twice in a row, but then over the weekend she was up 4-5 times each night. At least we know she is capable of sleeping through the night! It will be nice when that happens a bit more consistently. Her naps are also fairly unpredictable, but she does usually nap for 2-3 hours at some point in the day, in two or three naps. She'll usually have one "long" nap and one or two shorter ones. But we never know which is which until they are over!

Ada is loving her rice cereal. We've been giving it to her about every other day, and other than the first night (when she didn't sleep well) she hasn't seemed to have any reaction to it. We're going to add some orange veggies next (sweet potato, squash, carrot) then move on to fruits. She is still nursing 7-8 times a day, for 15-25 minutes each time.

Here is a photo from a few days ago, with a classic Ada expression.

A family photo from last week. It's the best one we were able to get, although everyone is very serious!

Ada's hanging out with our neighbor, Anna.
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1 comment:

Alex, Andrea, Lucia, Magdalena Jones said...

I love the family photo. You guys all look so cute, despite the seriousness. :-)