Thursday, September 15, 2011

5 months old!

Our little lady is 5 months old!  Wow!


At 5 months, Meredith is:

  • Wearing mostly 6-9 mo clothes, and some 3-6 mo and 6 mo – it just depends on the brand. 
  • Wearing size 2 diapers.
  • Sleeping is going pretty well!  At night, she sleeps from about 7:30pm-7am, waking once to nurse.  She still takes 4 45-min naps most days, although over the last couple days she has taken just 3.
  • AND she’s even been napping well at church on Wednesdays (for our morning Bible study) and Sundays!  Maybe we will be able to travel soon?  (Jason is still deathly afraid after our June trip to my parents’ house!)
  • Eating baby food for dinner.  She absolutely LOVES rice cereal and squash (the only 2 things she’s tried so far).


  • Finding her voice finally!  At the 4 month doctor appointment, I had to tell him that she doesn’t coo – she was just so quiet (although she would laugh).  Now she is much more vocal, and that mostly means a high-pitched squeal mixed with a little cooing.
  • Still very happy and easy-going, although she is starting to let us know that a few things frustrate her.  Namely: when she can’t work a toy the way she wants to (or reach the one she wants), and when her brother is a little too rough with her.
  • Rolling all over the place – when she wants to!  Often she’ll stay in one place for quite a while, and it’s almost like she forgets she can roll.  But other times, I’ll put her down, go in another room for 5 minutes, and come back to find her halfway across the room looking very pleased with herself!
  • This isn’t really developmental, but baby girl has more nicknames than you can shake a stick at! {and now I know I’m truly a member of the R family since I’ve used that phrase!  next thing you know, I’ll be lamenting NC State’s loss of Phillip Rivers!}  Anyway, we call her Sissy (and variations: Sissy Bean, Sissy Girl, Sis), Mer Mer, Mer Bear; Russell loves to call her Sunshine.  I’m trying to call her Meredith sometimes so that she knows that’s her real name!


What a precious blessing you continue to be, Meredith Claire!  You are so loved!

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