Molly is five months. FIVE WHOLE MONTHS. She is awake and vibrant and happy and adorable!
Miss Molly is...
-Not the best sleeper. She goes down around 8:00. She usually wakes around 11:30. If I'm on my game, I'll work on putting a pacifier back in or getting her back to sleep (usually it works- I don't think I've had to pick her up out of her crib to get her back to sleep more than once or twice). Some nights if it's taking a little longer than usual, I'll pick her up and just put her in bed with us. Mom fail. I didn't do this with the bigger kids, but we are on survival mode now people! We do what we can to get sleep around here! She wakes up for the day around 7:45ish.
-She usually nurses around 4ish in the morning, then again after she is up and plays for a while (8:30ish). Then again around 11:30 (usually in carpool line if it's a M/W/F!), then around 3:00, then 5:30-6, then again before bed. I tell you- she's pretty textbook.
-A GREAT napper. Anywhere from 30 min-1 hr nap in the morning (10:45ish), and anywhere from 2-3 hours in the afternoon (2:00ish). We are pretty homebound in the afternoons, but it's worth it to get her a good nap at home (in our bed- I'm not gonna lie!).
-Eating a lot! She doesn't seem like she particularly loves pureed baby food- but she LOVES table food! Seriously! She loves cooked and mashed up sweet potatoes, avocados/guacamole, tamale, butternut squash, zucchini, banana- basically anything soft and smushy! Any baby snacky things are great with her too! She LOVES Pirates Booty! Ha! They dissolve, and sometimes that's all momma's got in her bag!
-She's just meh with taking a bottle. She usually won't take more than 3 oz- and 2 oz is pretty normal. She's a messy bottle eater, but at least she'll take some!
-She is a talker!!! She loves to babble and currently makes the ba-ba-ba and ma-ma-ma sounds. She loves to scream and just found that voice! It's adorable!
-Has an adorable little laugh. She gives this great cream laugh, but just this past week has the BEST giggle-laugh! I'm so obsessed! She laughs most at her brother and sister! They elicit smiles and laughs all the time.
-Her separation anxiety has gotten so much better. She actually loves being with her daddy now (and she looks at him in the BEST way- it's to die for). She smiles now at most people instead of crying at them! And she actually doesn't cry nonstop for our babysitter! Progress!
-She isn't sitting well (compared to her older siblings) but is really getting strong and pushing up on her front arms and part of her knees. I joke that she will crawl before she'll sit up! She scoots and rolls and moves backwards!
-She seems pretty laid back personality wise. Just goes with the flow!
-Wears size 3 diapers and mostly 6 month clothes. She still fits in some 3 months, but she seems so tall, that 6 months are more comfortable.
-Just had her first fever YESTERDAY (102.4). I won't lie- I'm super proud that we made it 5 months before our first sickness!
Molly is SUCH a dream baby. Her siblings can't get enough of her. And neither can her daddy or I. We love to just sit around and make her laugh and watch her. This little girl is so very loved.
Molly June- I love watching your personality unfold! You are an angel!