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Brittlynn ~ 5 Months Old!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Brittlynn turned 5 months old on May 6th. These are probably my favorite monthly pictures yet, you can really see her little personality starting to blossom! If you like her monthly stickers, I ordered them from this shop through Etsy! If you have a new baby girl or are pregnant with one and like mine I'd be happy to send them to you! I've kept every one each month...just let me know and I can go ahead and mail you the first 6 months worth :) As always, I'm using What To Expect The First Year to see how Brittlynn matches up with the average baby her age!

At five months old Brittlynn can do all the things a baby her age should be able to do including:
  • hold head steady when upright
  • on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms
  • pay attention to an object as small as a raisin 
  • squeal in delight
  • reach for an object
  • smile spontaneously
  • smile back when you smile
  • grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers
  • keep head level with body when pulled to sitting

She can also do all the things a five month old will probably be able to do including:
  • roll over at least one way
  • bear some weight on legs
  • say "ah-goo" or similar vowel-consonant combinations
  • razz (make wet razzing sound)
  • turn in the direction of a voice

She cannot yet do the one thing that babies her age may possibly be able to do and that's sit unsupported (at least I didn't even attempt it this month haha the first time I tried it the following month she did it, I just never thought to try! Oops!)

Brittlynn can do most of the things a baby her age may even be able to do including:
  • stand holding onto someone or something (only someone at this point)
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • work to get a toy out of reach
  • pass a cube or other object from one hand to another
  • look for dropped object

Somethings she cannot yet do from the may even be able to do category include:
  • pull up to standing position from sitting
  • rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist (ummm why would I allow tiny objects near her?!?!)
  • babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da

this totally looks like a "poop face" doesn't it? haha

The rest of this chapter didn't mention anything of interest for me. A lot of it discussed feeding baby solids and I'm not starting that with Brittlynn until six months old...and when I do I plan to use a different feeding method than baby food/spoon feeding. I'm pretty anxious about it!!!

It also talked a lot about proper high chairs and other feeding safety, which I already know as well as how to introduce the sippy cup. I can't BELIEVE she's almost old enough to be drinking from a sippy! With Kye, the Take and Toss brand seemed to be the easiest for him to use (no handles at all) so I plan to start her on those, also around 6 months old. Looks like June will be a big month for her! 

Enjoy the rest of the cute pics of Brittlynn celebrating her 5 Months!

afraid face???

So blessed to have such a precious little girl to call my own :) You can look back at Kye's 5th month post here!


  1. Danielle EckerleJune 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    She is soo precious!! Zach better watch out because he is going to be in a world of trouble in the next 15 years ;)

  2. Love your blog!  Haven't commented much but read your posts daily.  I am 37 weeks pregnant with #2 (another girl) and have been looking back at your weekly pregnancy updates and find them so helpful!  I am a babywise mom as well, so LOVE finding other blogs that give detailed info about schedules and such.  So thanks SO much for being so detailed!

    I love the stickers you use for Britt and have been trying to decide which ones to buy for #2.  If you seriously don't want to save them, I would gladly take them off your hands, but also understand if you want to save them for #3! 

    Love your blog!! 

  3. As always, she's so cute! 

    Would you mind expanding on why you're not starting her on solids until 6 months and why you're not doing baby food? We've decided to wait to start Brenson on baby food until 6 months b/c of some research/reading I've been doing, but I haven't seen much about skipping baby food? Would love to know more!


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