It’s Like Buttah

Oh, yeah. Our baby is “THRIVING”, as they say.

Weighing at 15 lbs, 11 oz last week at the doc, our little darling just hit her 5 month-aversary yesterday and is showing no signs of slowing down. She’s in the 75th percentile for weight (55th percentile for height and 60th for head circumference – big brain, no doubt). And that’s all on a breast milk only diet.

Imagine what will happen when we introduce solid foods in one short month…

She’s already showing interest in what we’re eating, and daddy just sat her at the table with us a week ago in a booster highchair, so she’s already plotting the mess she can make once we put real food in (near?) her mouth. Time to find a good floor solution to try and save our newly refinished hardwood floors. Please pass along your best advice… or your worst advice, for that matter. We know nothing.

My mom just came out to visit and was a HUGE help as we continue on the path to unpacking our new home. After a weekend of nonstop work, we had FOUR boxes left to unpack in the entire house (and lots of other things to accomplish, but still!) Bart and our awesome friend Bardo spent hours on Sunday setting up our washer and dryer (yippee!), and my mom spent hours holding sweet Zoe as she played and “talked” up a storm and slept periodically. Thanks a ton, Mom!

As for other news in Zoeland, she just got her first exersaucer, and it’s genuinely odd to see her “standing” and think of what’s to come. There’s something lovely about a pre-mobile baby. Sure, they squirm a lot and get frustrated because they can’t get to things, but then, you at least know where they are ;)

Up next: Early Babyproofing. Though I’ve heard the best way to babyproof is to introduce a baby…

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4 thoughts on “It’s Like Buttah

  1. Love that exersaucer. You only need it for a few months but it’s great and then quickly loan it to a friend to get it out of your house.

    As for food messes, start with Cheerios. You could put a wipe down plastic table cloth thingy under her high chair too.

    As for babyproofing, don’t get the knuckle busters type. You can get the magnetic ones from Home Depot. Those are more expensive but much better! Later, you can deactivate them when you don’t need them easily without removing them.

  2. She soooo cute. Sounds like you need a Splat Mat and a dog. Also (according to my PT sister) use the exersaucer with moderation. She hates those things but we used ours anyway. Apparently it teaches them the wrong way to stand or develops the wrong muscles or my sister is a worry-wart…

  3. She’s soooo cute. Sounds like you need a Splat Mat and a dog. Also (according to my PT sister) use the exersaucer with moderation. She hates those things but we used ours anyway. Apparently it teaches them the wrong way to stand or develops the wrong muscles or my sister is a worry-wart…

    1. Love it – except the dog part… What’s a splat mat?! I’m so intrigued – I’ll look it up online ;) And I’ve heard that about the exersaucer if it MOVES (meaning, they can walk in it) but I thought they fixed all that? Oh well, your kids seem to be turning out just fine – we’ll risk it!

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