Reese at Five Months Old

Reese’s pieces is five months old! I blinked and the last five months flew by! She is getting so big and is seriously such a beauty. I love watching her grow!

Physical Growth

Big girl is now in almost exclusively six month clothing. She is showing more and more interest in sitting upright. Although she has rolled from back to belly and from belly to back, she prefers not to! LOL. She is solid, just like her brother was at this age. Reese popped her two bottom teeth through at about 4.5 months. The doctor didn’t believe me at her four month appointment, but two weeks later, there were teeth!

Brain Growth

Reese found her voice over the past month and loves to chit-chat. She definitely knows Mom, Dad, and Finn, and prefers us to everyone else. The stranger danger is strong with this one. She won’t even go to her grandparents without poking her lip out and pouting. I know this is just a phase, but it’s hard!

Sleeping

Reese is such a great napper! She takes two long (2-3 hour) naps each day, and then a shorter one first thing in the morning. She goes down between 6:30-7pm each night. I dream feed her at 10pm, and usually wakes up once around 4am. I feed her and she goes back down until 6:30am or so.

She had about a three day stretch of sleeping 6:30pm-7am. I thought we were finally turning a corner, but she started teething and she hasn’t slept through the night since!

Eating

Still no bottle, and honestly, I’ve stopped trying. It would be so nice to get out without Reese or go somewhere longer than three hours, but I’m finding that breast feeding is actually so much easier than using a bottle. There’s nothing to clean, nothing to pump!

Reese has shown interest in eating solids recently so I have been giving her some things here or there. She isn’t sitting up quite yet, so we won’t make a habit of solids until then, but I’m not as terrified to start as I was with Finn.

Things I Don’t Want to Forget

  • Reese found her feet and loves to grab them and chew on them!
  • Her little hand on my chest while I feed her. I love that she feels so safe with me.
  • Her goofy, goofy smile whenever she sees David. She is smitten with him!
  • The way Finn always asks for her and gives her love and kisses. The other day she was crying and he said, “It’s okay baby.” I melted.



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