Our Remie girl is FIVE MONTHS, one month away from her half-birthday and she’s just as cute as ever! Her blue eyes are definitely here to stay (all three of our girls have them!) — and it seems her olive skin + darker hair is also, which is still so crazy to us. I cannot even take her sweet little face and could stare at her all day long.
She has had all the milestones this month!!! She is babbling, laughing, reaching for everything, and can roll back + forth both ways. She is suuuper close to sitting up on her own, and even though I don’t want to rush anything (especially with baby number three), I am excited for her to be able to because she is over laying down. She likes to be up and able to see everything to be right in the mix, being close to her big sisters makes her the happiest. Some of her other current favorite things: bath time, her feet, being held, and by far her favorite, sucking on her two fingers. She reaches for them immediately when she is upset + it almost always calms her down.
She is the first of our babies who likes rice cereal, she is actually ALL ABOUT IT. She will reach for the spoon and makes little noises that she wants more, it’s crazy how much she can eat at one time! She is still exclusively on my breastmilk, though this time around has been the hardest to keep up with. She gets impatient when my milk doesn’t let down fast enough, so unless it is the middle of the night or morning when I am super full, she refuses and would rather take a bottle. I am pumping around the clock to keep up with the demand, which is honestly physically + mentally exhausting, but we are making it work and it is important to me to push through it. I’m hoping that adding fruits + veggies over the next few weeks will help, and also reminding myself that moms are rock stars and that my body can do it!!! I exclusively breastfed both big girls until their first birthday and hoping that will be the case for Remerie.
I remember thinking that she was the most active of all our babies in my belly, and that is all making sense now. She is a mover, always grabbing things + kicking her feet, never really still. She can go all day without too much rest, happy as can be, + then around 6pm is over it and snuggles in with her two tiny fingers to sleep all night long. It’s funny because I have always heard stories that my husband was just like that as a baby + we think she looks so much like his baby pictures, too.
HAPPY FIVE MONTHS Remerie Rue, thank you for being ours.
PS — My blogging has been updated a ton since then, but a look at Waverly + Avalon‘s five month updates. I have loved being able to look back and see the similarities/differences in our girls, I hope they will love them one day just as much!