Okay, okay…this post is really late as Leigh will be six months on the 26th, oops (sorry Leigh)! The summertime schedule is in full swing and we have been busy with trips, get-togethers and on the run with two little girls. It has been so hard to find the time to sit down and write out this post or the five other posts in my head and several recipes.
I am going to try hard to stick with what happened last month and not skip ahead too much, lots more to come in the 6 month update. Leigh turned five months old on June 26th!
The month of June was a really memorable month filled with so many special outings and events. Leigh received the sacrament of baptism on June 8th, celebrated Father’s day weekend with both grandpas, daddy and uncle Troy, got a new play cottage from mom and dad, toured Husky Stadium, fun dinners out, BBQs, play-dates with friends, first overnight away from mom and dad and special time with grandparents and family.
Leigh’s baptism was such a special morning. Her godparents, grandparents, cousin Natalie, and sister Olivia were all there to watch. We are so blessed and happy to have witnessed her sacrament of baptism into the Catholic church and watch her journey begin. I can hardly wait for more Sunday morning masses together, Sunday school with big sis and first communion to come.
Such wonderful memories and thoughts back to my experiences – love that I can share this with my girls. Leigh wore the dress that her great grandma Mary Ann, grandma Jean, momma and sister wore for their baptisms too. The dress is in great condition that I really think it will last another generation if not more.
Leigh’s first Father’s Day weekend was pretty great too! We traveled down to Olympia to spend time with my dad and take him out to brunch. Then on Father’s Day we enjoyed a BBQ with Jeff’s dad and family.
Leigh Stella also tried solids for the first time, avocado on the 15th. She had been showing all of the signs that she was ready so we thought what the heck and dove right in! She did pretty good for her first tastes of real food and took down a few teeny bites. We are slowly working on solids and doing really well – more to come at the 6 month update! I can’t believe it has been a month strong with solids and breast milk.
The girl’s gift to daddy for Father’s Day was a tour of Husky Stadium and dinner out to celebrate Father’s Day on the 20th – it was a great day and Leigh did so well! Not a peep from her the entire time and she napped great in the Baby Bjorne. She loved her first visit to Husky Stadium :) ! She can’t wait for her first football game.
A few other fun things to note in Leigh’s fifth month:
Ruston Way for a walk and lunch with mom, dad & sis
Play-time with friends and sister
Leigh continues to eat really well, started solids as described above and eats 5 ounces every three hours still. Sleep is the same at five months as it was at 4 months – working to transition her to her crib has been a challenge, more on that in the next update.
At the four month mark she really got started rolling back and forth and scooting around. So amazing to watch her learn new things every day. Sitting up at this time also continues to get better and more stable. We have a mobile baby girl!
Leigh Stella – Random Facts at Five Month:
- Stats: we have a big baby girl, not sure on specifics…we go in for her 6 month check-up on the 25th – stay tuned!
- Diaper Size: we actually started using cloth diapers a month ago and it is going strong, we are using Bumgenius 4.0s with snaps and love them. So easy and I have no idea why I did not do them with Livie too. She does sleep in a disposable at night and we are just moving her to size 4 – she does fit into her sister’s size 5 diapers so we may just jump to that, not sure
- Clothing: 9 – 12 months and some 12-18 months
- Likes: being the center of attention, rolling around on the floor and scooting everywhere, tummy time, sitting up, eating her solids and breast milk, talking, swaddled, held/snugged, eating, bubble (binky), play time, baths, watching big sister
- Dislikes: being hungry, gas pains, dirty diapers
My Leigh, you continue to amaze us every day and we cannot imagine life without you. You are such a happy, smiley baby – your sis, momma and daddy love you very much!