Tuesday, October 14, 2014

5 months

Helena turned 5 months on Friday!  Can you believe it?, because I know I can’t.  A couple of weeks ago my friend Erin who also has a 5 month old said to me: “Can you believe we have 5 month olds?”  It seems unreal.  Now I tell Chris, that her getting older, is just a sign that we’re getting older too!
Helena is so much fun!  Although we had a rough end to our week last week as baby girl got a horrible case of diarrhea.  She was pooping every hour for about 2 days straight!  It was not fun, for either of us.  Her poor little bum was so red.  And she hated being cleaned.  Thankfully she stayed hydrated and is now doing much better! 
She’s still in size 2 diapers, and size 6 month clothes, although her 3 month onsies still work, but the pants are just too short.  She growing more and more curious about food, so I think that’ll be on the menu once I know her diarrhea is completely cleared up.  She loves grabbing at things.  She moves so much!  It’s most comfortable for her to nurse when she is tired, if not she moves her head and tries to take my nipple with her, and that’s a little bit painful.  As difficult as nursing has been, I’m sad that it’ll soon be over.  She’s working on sitting up.  She can sit up “gorilla” style with her arms in front of her for a long time, and has a couple of times completely balanced on her own, but only for a few seconds.  She’s a lot more steady holding up her bottle when we bottle fed. 
She loves her play saucer thing.  She’s managed just about everything on it, but doesn’t quite get the turn seat.  Before long she’ll master it!
She loves to move, and changing her diaper at times is definitely a challenge. 
She loves to laugh and to talk.
She love is when I sing and sign to her.  Specifically the ABC's and numbers.
She has uber sensitive skin.  We took her to the pediatrician at the end of September because she had a horrible all over body rash.  We’re now using a baby eczema lotion, and that is helping, although her skin is still super dry. 
my current favorite picture, after bath time 10/12/14

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

She is such a beautiful baby! Before you know it she's going to be moving on her OWN all over the house. That is the weirdest/coolest thing!

My kids have had that awful sore bum and it's just the worst. My trick was to not use wipes but a wet paper towel instead (the alcohol in the wipes would hurt) and then use a blow dryer on cold to blow it completely dry before putting cream and the diaper back on. It seemed to help clear it up faster. Glad she's on the mend!