Sadie at Five Months

Sadie is a little over five months now and this is the first official update I’ve written for her! This was so much fun that I’m already looking forward to writing her next monthly update and seeing how she has changed and grown.

Here’s a bit about Sadie at five months 🙂

Baby smiling in Chicco carseat with hoodie

Growth She was 13lbs 10oz at her last visit to the pediatrician on 2/15, so I’d guess she’s around 14lbs now. She was 24 inches at her four month check up, so she’s somewhere around there with her height!

Wearing It all depends on the brand and type of clothing! She’s in some three month onesies, 3-6 month outfits, 6 month sleepers, and size 2 diapers.

Eating She’s still exclusively breastfeeding, but she’s very interested in food! She sits with us at the dinner table and is constantly reaching for our food and drinks.

She has reached the age where she’s very distractible while eating. I usually have to make sure our environment is quiet and shoo the pets out of the room because they distract her and we end up with milk everywhere, lol. She also still refuses to take a bottle. I guess the plus side of that is less cleaning and sanitizing?!

Baby trying to eat peanut butter jar

Sadie is excited to start eating peanut butter soon!

Personality Sadie is very pleasant! She freely smiles at strangers and makes the cutest squealing sounds when she’s happy. She’s the happiest first thing in the morning and wakes up very smiley.

Nicknames Sader Tot, Tot, Totling, Tottle Berry, and Todd. Tot turned into Todd because I said it weird one time and now we occasionally call our poor daughter Todd (sorry Sadie!). We call her Tot the most, though.

Sleeping Sadie generally takes three naps a day; one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and a quick snooze in the evening. She goes to bed around eight and is up to eat about three times in the night… I don’t usually keep track of how many times she’s up because I’m so groggy at that point, haha.

We try to start her off sleeping in her crib and then she ends up in bed with us. I could write a whole post on this because before we had Sadie, Jimmy and I were not co-sleeping with our baby, and here we are… co-sleeping with our baby haha. Fellow parents, do you have any tips?

Baby girl sleeping in dad's arms

Looks like Her dad! Her hair is light brown (it was pretty dark at birth), her eyes are gray-ish blue or hazel/brown depending on the lighting or what she’s wearing, and her complexion is darker than mine and Jimmy’s, lol.

New skills She can roll from her front to back, grab her toes and put them in her mouth, and is a pro at putting pretty much anything in her mouth.

Likes Mavis (I should say love; she is infatuated with Mavis), Lola, Malcolm, toys that light up and make noise, her jumper, screens (her absolute favorite thing to watch is this Baby Macdonald video by Baby Einstein on Youtube), mom and dad, other kids, bath time, being lifted in the air, puppets, reading books with flaps, music, standing (with someone holding her), and grabbing her toes and sucking on them.

Baby in Aristocats outfit

Dislikes Not being held, being put in her carseat, pacifiers, bottles, sleeping in her crib, overstimulation, and feeling tired or hungry.

Favorite Products Lift-a-flap books, Bright Starts activity gym, Comotomo teether, Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit, Stacking Rings, LeapFrog My Pal Violet, Taggy blanket, Bee Crawl Toy, Hedgehog Rattle, Zoo Hand PuppetsBug-A-Loop Teether, stuffed puppy, Mama Bear diapers, and activity jumper.

Other Notes It seems like Sadie is teething–she chews everything and we think we can see white at the bottom front of her gums. Time will tell! Her hair has grown enough that I can put it in a mini ponytail or clip and it’s adorable.

Baby with spout ponytail

She went through a phase where she hated tummy time, but now she tolerates it if she has entertainment. She has been to the library and shopping a lot lately… #winteractivities. We’re looking forward to warm weather in the coming months so we can get outside and visit the zoo and parks!

I believe that’s everything for Sadie’s five month update! We are absolutely loving Sadie. She is such a wonderful little baby and brings us so much joy. We still can’t get over the fact that God blessed us with her sweet little soul. Parenthood is such a great responsibility and the best gift we’ve ever been given ❤

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18 comments

  1. Aww she seems so sweet and is definitely super adorable! Love that little ponytail! She sounds like such a cheerful little girl. Thanks for sharing! I bet these updates will be so fun for you to look back on. ❤

    1. Thank you so much, Courtney! She really is SO sweet! The ponytail kills me! I can’t wait until I can do more with her hair! I better start watching Youtube tutorials because I have no idea what I’m doing, lol.

      You’re so right–I already can’t wait to look back on these little updates! ❤

      1. YouTube tutorials are the best for learning!! I can’t do my hair to save my life, but YouTube helps me for sure! Can’t wait to see more of her little hairstyles, she’s just so adorable! ❤

  2. Eeek! I am so excited about this post about sweet Sadie!! 🙂 I love that she is a morning baby. I bet your heart just melts every time she smiles and happily squeals around others! Also “Sader tot” is the most amazing nickname ever. Thanks for sharing this post, Allie! It was such a joy to read. ❤

  3. What a fun post! She has grown so much! Five months is such a fun time because they are so interested in everything around them. Of course that includes while eating as you have found. Have you tried a teething necklace for nursing time? The necklaces with the big rubber “beads” on them seem to hang at just the right length for babies to hold on to and rub between their fingers while nursing. Helps a little with other distractions in the room because they have something to focus on in front of them while they are nursing. The distraction during feeding seems to only get worse the older they are. It’s just so an exciting world! 🙂

    I love her little ponytail! ❤

    1. I have a teething necklace I can send you, Allie! You’ll want to sanitize it somehow – probably putting it briefly in boiling water world work? But I’m not using it any longer so I’ll send it your way if you want it.

      I also highly recommend Bamba (an Israeli peanut snack) as an easy way to introduce peanut to a baby. You can find it at specialty food stores and our local Smith’s (affiliated with Kroger) even carries it in the specialty food aisle. It dissolves nearly instantly so you don’t have to worry about a baby choking on it.

      She’s getting so big and alert and is as sweet as always!! You’ll love reading these update posts and marveling at how time flies and how she grows.

  4. I have a teething necklace I can send you, Allie! You’ll want to sanitize it somehow – probably putting it briefly in boiling water world work? But I’m not using it any longer so I’ll send it your way if you want it.

    I also highly recommend Bamba (an Israeli peanut snack) as an easy way to introduce peanut to a baby. You can find it at specialty food stores and our local Smith’s (affiliated with Kroger) even carries it in the specialty food aisle. It dissolves nearly instantly so you don’t have to worry about a baby choking on it.

    She’s getting so big and alert and is as sweet as always!! You’ll love reading these update posts and marveling at how time flies and how she grows.

    1. I’d love that! Thank you so much, Amy!! Do you have any other tips for teething?! The way parents talk about it, I am slightly scared haha!

      I am going to look up Bamba right now! We are going to be officially starting solids soon and I’m excited 🙂 … except for the mess haha

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