Month 5 was one of HUGE changes.  Jellybean’s personality is really quite adorable.  She is a happy little soul who spends the majority of her day smiling and babbling.  I would give just about anything to know what my little one is ‘saying’.  She seems to giggle more each day, which means I spend a lot of time doing the most ridiculous things in hopes of hearing that adorable belly laugh she has.

JB loves to go outside.  As we stroll down the street her eyes are wide as she takes in her surrounding.  She listens intently to people as they speak.  She makes this little furrow brow at people when she first meets them.  Within a few minutes of them talking to her she turns on the charm and starts smiling.  Although she likes the attention of new people she completely flips out if someone she isn’t use to tries to hold  her.  We really need to work on that, because it hurts people’s feelings when she bursts into tears!

Jellybean has become quite the busy body wanting to listen and observe new people around her.  We took her to lunch a couple weeks ago and she couldn’t focus on eating because her head was caulked to the left trying to see and listen to some folks a couple tables down from us.

Everything and I really mean EVERYTHING she can get her hands on goes directly into her mouth.  I wonder how long it will be until we see a tooth!  This kid even tries to put my cheeks and nose into her mouth.  I am just going to believe that she’s giving me kisses.  =)

We have quite the mover and shaker on our hands.  Baby girl tummy surfs, rolls back to front and front to back as well as caterpillars all over and OFF her play mat.  We have to watch her much closer now and true baby proofing is in our immediate future.  When she isn’t trying to make it from one place to another her little arms and legs are constantly moving.  It’s no wonder she’s hungry all the time … I mean she is just constantly moving and burning up those calories!!

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Sleeping

Jellybean is napping about 3 times per day.  The two morning naps are about 30-45 minutes and occur around 9 and 11:30am.  I would love to get this down to one consolidated nap lasting about an hour or so, however I’ve had no luck.  All the books I’ve read explain how to get a baby down for a nap, not how to lengthen it (suggestions?!).  The afternoon nap is anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.  In order to keep to the bedtime routine the nanny and I implemented a ~2pm start time for afternoon nap.  It has been working out really well and Jellybean seems to adapt well to the scheduled nap.

Nighttime sleeping is improving now that the dreaded 4 month sleep regression is over!  Bedtime is anywhere from 6:30 to 7pm.  We’ve stuck to the same bedtime routine since Jellybean was 12 weeks … if it aint broke don’t fit it.  Jellybean still wakes once a night to eat.  We’ve toyed with the idea of a scheduled waking to eat, however I prefer for her to tell us when she’s hungry.  There are nights we are up at 1am, but others where she won’t wake until 5am to eat.  This leads me to believe she is almost ready to drop the night feeding.  I have a feeling at the 6 month doctor’s appointment the doctor will to tell us to stop the nighttime feedings, but we shall see.

Eating

Jellybean is a good little eater.  She rarely, if ever, turns down a bottle.  As soon as the doctor gave the OK to start the introduction of solids I was all over it!  We began with oatmeal and slowly graduated to apples, pears and sweet potatoes.  I have been hesitant to introduce too many new foods too fast.  I’m more nervous than I thought I would be about food allergies.  Next up I want JB to try cauliflower, prunes, peas and avocado.  It’s so much fun to watch her expression as she tries new foods.  Seems like she is surprised by the taste of food at the beginning of each feeding even when she’s had the food before.

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Wearing

JB wears size 2 Pampers Swaddles diapers.  For clothing she’s wearing a wide range of sizes.  The wardrobe consists of 3 month, 3-6 months and 6 month clothing.  It’s kind of crazy how many different sizes she fits into.  I guess similar to adult brands each one runs a little bit differently therefore size varies by brand.

Milestones

  • Smiles ALL the time
  • Shrieks/Talks – testing out the vocal box
  • Found her feet {and attempts to get them into her mouth!}
  • Giggles
  • Rolls front to back and back to front
  • Tummy surfs (not sure if that’s a real thing)
  • Caterpillars

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Any favorite moments from your little one’s 5th month?

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13 Thoughts on “5 Months Old {Jellybean}

  1. Debbie on June 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM said:

    HI Nicole,
    I love reading your blog about her highness JB!
    You are so articulate with your posts, I sometimes feel Im sitting next to you over a cup of coffee while we discuss your sweetnes, Blair.

    Hard to believe I was your kdg teacher and you are now a mommy.

    Even harder to beleive mhy son Jay used to babysit you while we went out to dinner with your parents.

    I don’t feel any older….so how did you grow up so fast????

    Hugs,
    Debbie aka Mrs. Geaney

  2. Beautiful pictures! She is adorable!! :) I love this idea of tracking milestones. #magicmoments

  3. Your little girl is so adorable! Watch out: she’ll be more and more mobile before you know it!

    Maria
    cmntsblog.blogspot.com

  4. Your little Jellybean is precious!

  5. SO precious! I feel with the sleep thing… our daughter hit her groove around this age, at least for naps (her 4 month night sleep regression went on for months unfortunately). She just eventually started sleeping longer. But she also only took 2 naps and soon decreased to 1.. she has never really been the norm!

    • Nicole on June 19, 2014 at 5:11 PM said:

      Sleep regression is killer! I think we might be in another round of it due to traveling. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. WOW absolutely beautiful little girl, time goes so fast doesn’t it? They grow up in a blink of an eye. She is stunning and so are these photos. I am obsessed with headbands for my little girl and the sticker photos. I just did Missy Moo’s one today for 11 months old. Although I can’t say my amateur photos are anything like these amazing photos. Love the baby toes too! Nothing cuter. Thank you so much for linking up to Share WIth Me. I hope to see you again soon. Lovely blog btw! #sharewithme

    • Nicole on June 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM said:

      The time goes SO fast and sometimes a little too fast! Glad to hear someone else is obsessed with the headbands/stickers. My husband told me I have a headband addiction, but I convinced him they add a little something to the monthly photos :)

  7. So sweet! I love how you’ve recorded so many details about your babe! Thanks for sharing with HDYDI.

  8. Loving this!! Can I just say…your photography is stunning! She is just picture perfect. Loving her bow, too. Thanks for linking up to WYWW. Please join us again tomorrow!

  9. OMGosh She is so smiley love it!

    I so wish I could remember back to that age, I so would have to pull up the baby book.

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