We just got back from a great weekend in Connecticut visiting family and while a little late, I felt the need to put an update up for R&B's 5 month birthday. This month was filled with many changes...some good and some not so good.
Our little ones are officially on the move. They both are rolling fools, which is exciting for them, but I can no longer put them down and expect them to be in the same place when I turn around. I know this is only the beginning, but it took a couple of days to get use to the mobility. Brady has some sort of fascination with whatever hides under the couch because he can frequently be found "stuck" with a limb under it. It's pretty funny to watch them try to scoot - they're only successful with their heads, which are luckily still too heavy, resting on the ground, butt high in the air and pushing with their feet.
Brady, previously known as our super sleeper, has decided that the hours between 2AM and 7AM are prime playing times. UGH. He started taking a bottle in the middle of the night again :( I started him on rice cereal and it seems to shorten the "nightly play time" but we would love to get him back to his all night marathon sleep. Any suggestions???
This month Rooney's appetite really took off. She has always eaten small amounts frequently. At their four month doctor's appointment, I was explaining to the doctor that I can never get her to eat more than 4 oz/120 ml at a serving. We walked out of the office and she decided she needed to eat before we got home and for the very first time ate 5 oz/150ml. I swear she understood my conversation with the doctor and off she went. She is now eating as much as Brady, if not more and even threw back 7 oz/210 ml in one serving last week.
Rooney periodically sleeps through the night, which makes us very happy. Since becoming efficient with her rolling over, she, not surprisingly, has decided that sleeping on her stomach is comfortable. It scares me and I usually roll her back over a few times a night. If only she would understand that sleeping on her back is best!
Rooney started singing herself to sleep..ok, really its more of a groan. It is so stinking cute!! I laugh every time. The great thing about it, we now know that when the groaning starts our girl is ready for bed.
|Enjoying each other's company :)|
|Rooney keeping Brady in his place :)|
|We love tummy time now|
|Eating rice for the first time|
|Rooney's new favorite contraption...the jumperoo.|
|R&B's first "babysitter"....our lovely 6 year old, Irish neighbor|