Cami turned 5 months on the same day we celebrated Charlie’s birthday so I got a little behind in documenting her life. I did take photos of her that day though!
At five months Cami is such a delight. I feel like I’m entering new mom territory again as she is beginning to have milestones Charlie never met, and it’s been so long since Hailee passed them I’ve forgotten so much! Cami is reaching for everything now! And shortly after grabbing desired object, it arrives in her mouth. I have to be more vigilant about what she can reach! But speaking of reaching, she is beginning to reach for me, which melts my heart.
She loves sweet potatoes but isn’t the biggest fan of carrots or peas.
We are slowly introducing other foods into her diet and she seems to really enjoy this. When she nurses Cami still takes over 30 minutes, sometimes an hour. Because she’s a horrible napper, sleeping only 30 minutes here or there, when she starts nursing she often falls asleep. And since nursing her is my only down time during the day, I’m not vigilant about waking her up. Despite her sleepiness, Cami is a good eater.
She hasn’t eaten well the last week, however, as Cami caught her first cold. This threw me for a complete loop and I’ve been beyond anxious, worried that she’d get my pneumonia. But so far, it seems it’s just a cold and she is getting over it. Hallelujah. It’s so vulnerable being a parent, and so hard! It’s scary enough to have a sick baby, but even scarier when your perfectly healthy baby died! So a cold is no longer simply an inconvenience. It’s scary! But I’m glad to be passing that first milestone and hope for some longevity of health!
For exercise Cami loves her bouncer! Finally there is somewhere I can put her down where she will be happy for up to 20 minutes! Because she is still so little and short (8th percentile), she needs a little something underneath her legs, as her feet don’t quite reach the ground.
With the excitement of being five months and all the new skills she’s developing, Cami sleeps really well at night until 6:30am. And I’m doing a better job of sleeping as well. I still set an alarm for 4:45am but I go back to sleep really quickly after I check on her. One of these days, probably after she’s 6 months, I will push myself to sleep through the night too. I’m just not there yet.
Other milestones include rolling over, but she’s not consistent about this. I imagine it’s a skill she’ll pick up faster and faster in the near future. Not my favorite skill for her to achieve, but inevitable I guess. 🙂
At Thanksgiving, Chad gave Cami a special Father’s blessing, per LDS tradition. This was an emotional event for me and Chad spent time meditating on what he wanted to say in Cami’s blessing. Cami proved to be just like her siblings and screamed through the whole blessing! Due to her being inconsolable, Chad didn’t get to say everything he hoped to say. But I felt the spirit present that day and it was still special.
We are so happy Cami is five months and we love every minute of her! Every day she gets older and closer to leaving the SIDS zone, we are breathing easier. She continues to be a good baby and is such a blessing in our lives. We look forward to celebrating her first Christmas in a little over a week!