I turned 5 months old on 12-12-12!
Here's what you should know about me at 5 months.
I'm doing okay in the weight department. My pedi was a little concerned a month ago because I dropped from the 90th percentile to the 60th. Mommy took me in for a weight check this week, though, and we were happy to see that I gained one pound over the last 4 weeks.
I still wear 3-6 months clothes (although I can wear some 6-9 month footed outfits), size 3 diapers, and size 2 shoes.
I am an excellent flipper. I can move from my back, to my belly, and back to my back quicker than you can say, "Bob's your uncle."
I've become a belly sleeper. Mommy still puts me down on my back, but I'll immediately flip over to my tummy to fall asleep.
I have officially outgrown my monkey bouncer seat...which makes Mommy and Daddy super sad. They loved how easy it was to move that thing around the house and plop me down while they finished a load of laundry, emptied the dishwasher, or took a shower.
I'm still going to bed between 6:30-7:00, waking once in the middle of the night to eat, and getting up for the day around 7:00 in the morning.
I've stopped clawing up my face. My pedi suggested that Mommy try putting some hydrocortisone on my scalp, and that seemed to take care of the problem. I do still occassionally scratch my face or Mommy's face, though.
I just started taking 6 ounces at a time in my bottles while I'm at "school" during the day.
Mommy and Daddy aren't really sure when this happened, but they're certain that I recognize my name now.
My smile can light up a room!