Um...Where have the past 5 months gone?! I mean yes, at times in the middle of the night it feels like the munchkin has been with us for 5 months - or sometimes even longer...and during the day our routine is pretty much set - most people would say we have a non-existent routine and that's okay, it's how we roll...but really it doesn't seem like she should be 5 months already!
I mean just the other day she was only 4 months old! Just a little baby weighing in at 15 lbs 6 oz (just above the 50th percentile in the UK) and 24.5" long (again just above the 50th percentile in the UK...and her head was a whopping 43 cm! (The percentiles for kids are VERY different in the UK than in the States...the Monkey was just a tad bigger than her and he was in the 75th and 90th percentiles in the US...guess they like big babies over here!)
And really 3 months seems more like how old she should be...but then she'd be way fast on everything too! I mean last month she started rolling over front to back and back to front consistently...even rolling off the couch to show us just how talented she was! She hasn't started the whole crawling thing yet, but I have a feeling if we had hard wood floors she would be doing her best to crawl just like her brother did! And yes, going back to the blog posts on the Monkey I realize how much the Munchkin is getting short-changed on being documented! But honestly - if I look back at the Monkey's - she's pretty much following along the same exact pattern as her brother!
2 Months...wait where are the glasses?!
She is currently on a feeding frenzy - a serious feeding frenzy! She's currently eating 5 hrs a day...that's right 5 hrs a day! I'm thinking when the monkey was this age he gained 5 lbs in a month...I'm thinking she might be on the same track again! But yeah, my great night sleeper has disappeared because she is STARVING at night - just like during the day - and she must eat for at least an hour...in the middle.of.the.night. I know at some point she will once again be full and content and sleep on her own...but until then it's feeding frenzy for 24 hrs a day and she must be held...and that 14-15 hrs of sleep that 5 month olds are supposed to be getting, yeah, um...she gets maybe 11 hrs a day because she has to eat! And if she's not eating she has to know what's going on...who told my baby that sleep is overrated?!
So my little baby is now rolling, playing with her toes, chomping on her hands, teething - yep she has some beautiful white gums, going through a growth spurt, talks non-stop, thinks her brother is the funniest person in the world (which is good), wants to sit at the table with us when eating - she does not like being left out!...And I'm sure there is so much more but in my sleep deprived head, with the munchkin crying in the background because I'm not currently feeding or holding her, I can't think of what other amazing feats this little 5 month old has accomplished. Don't worry...at some point I'm sure I'll recall and document them!