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22 April, 2012

Evie: Five Months

Weight: ~17-19 lbs
Length/Height: ~26-27 inches
Eats: 800-1150 mL in 6-8 feedings a day
Diapers: middle snap on her cloth, finished her size 2 disposables
Clothes: 6 months, a few 6-9 months

Firsts for Evie
March 9-11, March 23-24
Two weekends home alone with just Mommy. We survived! 

March 12
Slept in her crib in her own room!

March 17
Saint Patrick's Day

March 28
Taste of solid foods - carrots!
April 5

April 8


Sleeps through the night most nights, or wakes up once a night for a bottle.

Sits up great in her BeBe Pod and Exersaucer.

Grabs toys, hair, clothes, blankets, etc and pulls them to her mouth. Everything goes in her mouth these days...

Yep, even the sequin bunny ears!

Has the basic ideas of feeding herself with a small plastic bottle. She knows when to push it out for a breather, and when to pull it back in, but she can't do it alone and often misses her mouth.

Getting better at tummy time. Can hold her head up, does mini push ups, and kicks her feet. But not all at the same time.

Smiles at familiar faces.  LOVES to see Mommy and Daddy.  She can spot us from across the room.

She hasn't been as chatty unless engaged by a person.  

Instead of sucking on her finger, she "noms" on it.

Rubs her eyes when she's tired.

Hasn't taken a pacifier for about 10 days.  She has started to hum herself to sleep if feeding doesn't do the trick.

She will laugh when tickled, especially her neck. And always for Grandpa C.

Can scoot around on her back by pushing frog-leg style.

Can roll from her back to her side.

Loves to watch TV, the computer, or the iPad.  We try to face her the other way when she starts watching for too long and not playing. She especially likes to read blogs with Daddy.

Loves to Face TIme with Uncle David and cousin Zachary.

Dislikes bright sunshine in her eyes.

Starting to like bath time.

Like pears more than apples or carrots.  Next stop, peas!

Loves spending time with Nana and Grandpa, and Grandma and Grandpa.  And they love to spoil her.

She likes to "sing" along with me when we sing the Hail Mary in the morning.

LOVES her Glow*Worm, aka Glowie (as in, that's what mine was called when I was little)

Likes to look at herself in the mirror.


Evie is an observer. When we walk into a new room or place, she scans the room and assesses everything.  Our friend Kelly pointed out that she is just like her mama in that sense. 

Nicknames include: Evie Pie, Snuggle Bear, Little Bit, Little Bee, and "B"

Evie put herself on a bit of a schedule.  She wakes up between 7 and 9 am, eats, plays and will go back to sleep about an hour later.  She usually naps until 11 or 12.  Then she'll eat lunch, play, and then is back down around 3 until Eric gets home.  If she was on an early-version of the schedule, she sometimes squeezes in another nap from 5-7, but we get her up for another meal and then bed time between 8:30-10.

She still likes to be swaddled, though most mornings we find her completely out of it and on the other side of the crib.

She eats about 500-800 mL of freshly pumped breast milk, 200 mL of defrosted, and the remaining 200-400 mL is formula.

I am pumping twice a day, sometimes three times a day, averaging 500-800 mL a day.

What they say...

"You don't know how good you have it with her"

"I don't want to see you complaining about her on Facebook, she's the best baby"

"E, she looks just like you"

"Baby Elizabeth!"

"I want to dip you in Polynesian sauce and eat you"

"I just want to eat those little sausage legs"

"Seriously, that's a cute baby"

We are...

Finally settled into our new life with a baby. 

Comfortable asking for accommodations or help when we go out.

Able to leave her with family and not worry (too much!).

Feeling less overwhelmed with the day-to-day.

Talking about timelines for the next one. (!)

SO in love with our sweet baby girl!

"Mom, are we done yet?'

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