Emma Cate is now 5 months old!
Although she doesn't look that different from her 4 month shot a lot has changed since then. She's so much more animated this month and her personality is starting to really shine through! She's using both hands now, grabbing (my hair, nose, mouth), throwing (toys), thrashing (during tantrums)... I love watching her play, it's quite mesmerizing. She's also rolling over a lot, although she hasn't figured out how to get back on her back and has even begun napping on her tummy without going ape shit. She keeps herself occupied for longer periods of time and is starting to gravitate towards specific toys - her current favorite? She has a love/hate relationship with this Eric Carle Elephant rattle. Her favorite book at the moment is Spot's Noisy Peek-a-boo (thanks to grandad and nan)! My favorite? Making her giggle, her heartfelt giggles kill me! It's definitely an adventure and Hillsy and I look forward to seeing new developments everyday.
As for me - I still don't feel like myself. I'm guessing that that's just the way it's going to be until I stop breastfeeding. I feel so torn about the whole thing. Ideally I'd like to keep it going for at least a year but between you and me, I've been doubting my perseverance on a daily basis. I also need to force my anti-social self to go out and do mommy and me type of activities so she can be around other babies.
Feeds: 4x day + 1 dream feed at night
Sleep: ~12 hours during the night, her naps are a lot shorter these days - 90 to 120 minutes during the day
Size: She's outgrown most of her 3-6 months outfits/onesies last month and is now wearing 6 months
I don't have her current height/weight since we don't get to see the doctor this month. My guess is that she's close to 18 lbs and 26" long.