Lily at 5 months

Lily turned 5 months on December 31st. She is a little rolly pollie physically and literally. She loves to roll from her back to her belly and then she squeals till I put her back to laying on her back. Recently she started rolling herself back, from her belly to her back but it doesn’t come as easily.

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Her tongue is ALWAYS out, this pic is probably one of my all time favs.

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We recently purchased an Ikea high chair and it’s her new favorite thing. She loves to play with toys in it while I cook dinner or clean. While we eat dinner she can be right there with us. She’s tried a few foods(just licks) with us at dinner(sweet potatoes and banana).

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I’m not officially starting solids till she’s 6 months.  I just don’t feel any rush and it’s pretty time consuming ha! She nurses really well and is done with both sides in about 5-10 minutes. Such a difference from J who used to easily take 30 minutes to nurse!

Sunday selfie in the church’s mother’s lounge;)
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I think my favorite thing this month has been the new relationship between J and Lily. He’s always adored her, but recently she has really become aware of him. She follows him in a room with her eyes, always smiles, coos, and squeals when he’s around and loves to hold his hand in the car. As a mother I pray that they will be close and look out for each other.

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Lily has started sleeping in her own crib(but is NOT consistent by any means) every night is a new adventure haha. I didn’t want to put her in her own room till 6 mo. but she likes that bed a lot more than the pack n play that was in our room. She’s always taken naps in her crib, but now she goes down at 7pm, wakes at 10:30pm to nurse, then about 2am, then wakes between 5:30-7am. If she wakes at 5:30 I just put her in bed with me till she eats at 7. If she’s sick, like this week she’s had a cold I put her in my room in the pack n play because it just makes me nervous to have her in another room.

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5 months have already flown by, I can’t believe she’ll be celebrating her half birthday in one month!

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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