Violet’s Fifth Month

Violet is getting so big! This was another fun month, other than some sleepless nights.

Growth

We haven’t been back to the doctor to weigh or check Violet’s height since last month, but she’s now in 3-6 month clothes entirely. I assume that she’s following her growth curve, and she’s definitely packing on a little more cute baby chub!

Eating

Violet was exclusively breast milk again this month. We’ve decided to wait until closer to six months to expand beyond that. We’re considering baby-led weaning but haven’t quite decided yet. We’ll need to decide in the next couple weeks!

Sleeping

We had a major sleep regression this month. Violet had a couple colds and a stomach bug, which all contributed to some sleepless nights. I also think we’re just going through the typical “4-month sleep regression” that I know so many parents warned me about. She spoiled us by sleeping so well for a couple months. This has been rough!

Milestones and Development

  • Rolls from back to tummy
  • Supports upper body on hands during tummy time

Loves

  • Reading stories
  • Playing (especially loving musical and light-up toys)

Hates

  • Getting her drool wiped
  • Diaper rash (don’t we all!)

Products we loved this month

What I wish I knew before this month…

I wish I had been prepared for the sleep regression we experienced this month. Once your baby is sleeping well, you think you’re in the clear! From what I’ve heard from a few different moms, what we’re experiencing is very normal and it typically works itself out after a few weeks. But it’s all worth it because she is so much fun right now! She is cuter than ever and knows how to melt us into pieces with her smiles and giggles.

What’s happening with mom…

I finished the semester of grad school class, which is a huge relief. I have about a five-week break before I begin my last semester ever. I’m feeling a little less overwhelmed and am getting used to the fact that not everything will get done each day, and that’s ok! When I’m trying to decide between cleaning my house or doing something on my to-do list or spending time with Violet, I like to ask myself which of the two things I’ll look back in 20 years and be more happy about. The answer is always spending time with Violet! Thinking about it that way makes me feel better about letting some things go.

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