Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cecilia is 5-months-old TODAY!!!

Enjoying the Glazer Children's Museum.
Lovin' the Baby Einstein bouncer.

Summer is slowly coming to an end. We enjoyed our first vacation in Siesta Key as a family of four, plus Pop. Our city hosted the 2012 RNC convention (which I volunteered for). Busy season is well underway for Ian. And on a less than happy note, CeCe Rose had her first (and hopefully last) encounter with the pediatric ER due to a nasty stomach virus. In any event... Happy 5-month "birthday" sweet CeCe Rose!

There is no 5-month well check, but she just had her 4-month well check three weeks ago :

Height: about 26 3/4 inches (she was 26 1/2 three weeks ago and had a growth spurt).

Weight: about 17 pounds (she had two weigh-ins recently due to a stomach virus)

Sleeping Pattern: Oh darn you growth spurt and teething! CeCe Rose has had a few nights of interrupted sleep due to hunger or pain, but is sleeping 9-10 hours at night. She still cat naps in the morning and takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. 

Eating Pattern: Oh darn you growth spurt! CeCe Rose nursed EVERY hour she was awake yesterday, no joke. She generally eats every 2.5-3 hours, 4-5 ounces or 15-20 minutes of nursing. Maybe not starting solids until next month was a mistake?!? =)

Milestones: CeCe Rose is scooting and Army crawling. She is working on her baby push-ups so she can really get to crawling. She is quite the talker but hasn't said her first word yet (not that she should have). She can pick up things with her hands and is working on her pincher grasp (my poor arms). She LOVES grabbing her feet! She knows her name and will respond with a coo or by looking up. She is also working on sitting up, but is still in the tripod sitting position. She is a much more physically inept than Bella was, so I'm predicting an early crawler and/or walker. 

Friends: CeCe's crew of little friends include Zach, Tessa and now Alana and Emily! It's been a busy two-weeks of births, so CeCe will have a lot of new friends for sure!

Current Events: The RNC Convention has come and gone in Tampa and conversely, the DNC Convention has come and gone up in Charlotte. President Obama was in town today to promote his re-election campaign. Election season is well under way! The Baltimore Orioles are still in contention for a play-off spot and have been on fire recently. Football season (college and NFL) is back and in full swing, in fact the Florida Gators are playing the Texas A&M Aggies today (and are currently losing). 

Happy 5-Month Birthday, Cecilia Rose!

Love always,
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia

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