claire - five months old!

Claire at five months - May 24, 2012
Weight/Height: I'm not exactly sure, but my arms are certain she's packed on some weight this month! I'd guess maybe around 13 lbs?

Clothes: Claire is still styling in her 0-3 month outfits, but I can tell those days will be coming to an end before too long! Onesies are starting to get a little shorter, but she's still very comfortable in the rompers and has a lot of room to grow in dresses. Speaking of which, dresses on infants are adorable...but a pain. Remember this for future babies, Val. :)

Eating Habits: We quit nursing mid way through this month, so Claire is now 100% formula fed. 6 bottles a day: 7ish am (4 oz.), 9:30 am (6 oz), 1 pm (6 oz), 4 pm (6 oz), 6:30 pm (6 oz) and 3-4 oz right before bed (usually around 8:30 pm).
Sleep: I'm going to hold my breath on this one. She continued to sleep very well this month, except this past week. Either baby girl knows her daddy was out of town and wants to tease her Momma, or her sleep patterns are changing. She still goes to bed around 8-8:30 but she's been waking up around 2:30 to babble a bit (but fall back to sleep without help from us). She's also moved her wakeup time to 5:45 which is horribly inconvenient for this working Mom. She's still as sweet as ever when we go to get her up though, greeting us with a huge smile and a bat of the eyes.
Eye Color: Still blue-brown. Still not real sure how they're going to end up.

Biggest accomplishment: Claire is trying to sit up a little, but most definitely trying to STAND up. Sometimes, she won't let you sit her down so that she can stand on your lap. She's a long ways from pulling up but I can tell she likes that position much better.

How We Spend Our Day: Pretty much the same as last month for the weekdays: Momma wakes up at 5:30 and gets ready for work. I wake Claire up around 6:30, she eats and then we head out the door around 7:15. After dropping her at school, I head to work. Depending on the day, Bob or I pick her up around 5:15ish. She usually takes a bottle soon after getting home, before Bob and I eat dinner. She hangs out with us while we eat dinner and then plays or snoozes afterwards. Then it's time for bath, jammies, bedtime snack and bed. Then Momma and Daddy straighten up the house, fix bottles for the next day and pack our lunches. Our time together passes very quickly during the week, but we make up for it on the weekend!
On the weekends - she sometimes sleeps a little later. We run errands, play, and if we're home, she takes a long (3 hours) nap over lunchtime. I think the weekdays wear her out b/c it's hard to sleep with all those babies, so she makes up for it on the weekends.We take Claire anywhere and everywhere and as a result, she's able to nap anywhere.

  • "Talking" and being talked to
  • Laughing at Mommy and Daddy
  • Being kissed on her neck
  • Playing with her seahorse rattle that Aunt Danielle gave her

  • Waiting on a bottle - so, she takes after her Mom!
  • Being interrupted while eating
Favorite Moments: We've had some special times this month. Claire was baptized on my birthday, May 5, which was wonderful. She was also able to meet her 90-year-old Great Grandpa on his road trip of the Southeast. That was such a blessing for us b/c it kept Bob and I from needing to make a trip to NY later this year. We would have, but it would have been difficult.

Doctor's Orders: Claire had her first "sickness" this month - she got a little eye infection. No biggie, but we did get some drops to keep from spreading it around daycare. It lasted about 5 days, but didn't keep her down!

Comparison: She's starting to look like such a big girl!


  1. So cute! I couldn't tell much of a difference between 3 and 4 months, but she has really changed between 4 and 5. She looks so much more chunky! Such a cutie! I can't wait to see her next week!

  2. She has the sweetest smile!


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