Once I realized that every drop of breast milk they received would be pumped, I never thought I would make it this far. I wanted to quit at 6 weeks, I really wanted to quit at 2 and then 3 months, then the big goal became 4 months. With Andrew's support and the new addition of a few hours of babysitters each week, though, I have made it far beyond my expectations. Now the ultimate goal--6 months--is only 31 days away. While I'm not sure what the ratio will be, I feel confident that I can continue to give them at least some of the good stuff until then.
Five Month Baby Stats:
- Both are rolling from belly to back, and both roll from their back to their side.
- B eats 6 ounces 6 times a day; F eats 5 ounces 6 times a day (but she rarely finishes her whole bottle).
- B is now dairy free, and is a much happier baby since making this transition. Mommy misses her cheese and ice cream, though.
- Both are laughing out loud.
- Both can hold themselves up on their arms during tummy time.
- Neither has a tooth yet, though F's teeth still appear to be closer to popping through.
- Both are superstar sleepers. They go to bed (in their cribs) around 6:45 pm and usually sleep until sometime between 4:00 and 6:00 am. Of course they still have rough nights, but overall we are very lucky.
- Both are now on a three nap a day schedule, and they take their naps together. Nap training over the past two weeks made our household much more manageable!
- Both are enjoying toys more and more. B may be slightly more interested at this point, but it's sometimes hard to tell.
- F is obsessed with her paci. B still takes it at night and nap times, but otherwise prefers his hand.
- They are both drooling machines! B goes through about three bibs a day.
- Both are getting cuter and more fun each day! We are so, so blessed!!!
Just look at those adorable rolls on my sweet babies' legs...we've come quite a long way from 3lb. 13 oz. and 4 lb. 15 oz!
*Note: This in no way makes me a better mom than someone who gives their baby all formula from the very beginning. We all have to do what works best for our family.