(Okay, I am committed to these object numbers and had like 15 minutes to do this before Emmett woke up…So we are just calling this month a wrap and hoping that Christmas ornaments or pine cones or something work really well with a “6” next month! :-p)
Hadley had a rocky fifth month, but I am pleased to say that at the end of it we are hitting a new groove. I mean, that is the story and life with a baby, right? Find one groove, then they change. Find the next groove and so on.
Either way, Jake and I smiled at each other tonight as we put both kids to bed around 7 and came downstairs to do our own thing and let the kiddos sleep.
We had been rocking Hadley to sleep but it was becoming such an ordeal. Finally one afternoon at nap time I go so fed up with the bouncing, squatting, butt patting etc. (because she just would not fall asleep that day) that I just laid her down in her merlin sleep sack with a blanket over her head ( I watch her on the monitor…she is fine. I don’t need angry mom comments!) and left the room. And guess what? She fell asleep. Ever since then life has felt a lot more “freeing” shall we say.
This is not to say there haven’t been some tears and screams but overall it has been an excellent transition.
On another note, the puking has lessened exponentially as well!! I can’t tell you how happy I am to say that. We don’t go through five outfits a day anymore. Just three 😉
Hadley adores Emmett. If anyone can calm her down (other than the boob), it is Emmett. Her eyes are glued to him and she loves to watch him and any interaction he gives her.
What else to say? I feel like before I post these I think of tons of things and then can’t think of them! What do you want to know?
Some Hadley Stats
weight: 12 lbs 8 oz as of last month. I have not weighed her in 4 weeks though.
height: *to be added* I seriously don’t ever remember this!
diapers: size 2
clothing: She is in a mix of 0-3 and 3-6. This is still true….*sigh*
What Hadley is up to:
-starting to be able to sit. Like, she can’t really sit by herself but I can tell it is coming soon.
-shrieks. Is this a total girl thing that I missed out on for the last 2 years? Cuz I am actually OK without it….she is LOUD!
-rolled over. She can be found on her side often stuck halfway between roll though.
-smiling and laughing . Gosh, this girl loves laughing and smiling. She is ELF.
-self entertainer. This is not true ALL the time but some mornings I just set her under her gym and she just hangs out for a long time.
-We successfully unswaddled her. She sleeps in the merlin sleep sack now.
Hadley Photo Dump: