Between the holidays, traveling, family in town, and no routine in my life, my days were full and I was too tired at night to get on my computer. So I’ve been MIA for too long and am glad to be back. I spent the last week of 2017 up in Colorado with my family and loved how this pink sweater popped against the white snow and Aspen trees. This would be a great sweater for a Valentine’s Day look. It’s very comfortable and lends itself to be casual or dressy. It’s also available in white.
We left two days after Christmas to spend time in the mountains and our time in Colorado was so fun! It wasn’t easy with four kids, but we made the best of it. We did take my mom with us so that she could stay with Cora and let Maddox nap in the afternoons. Watching my oldest two kids learn how to ski better and grow to love it like I do is one of my favorite things ever. Sometimes we had a to laugh to keep from crying, but it was all worth it in the end and we came home with some great memories. I will elaborate more in my next post because I’ve already had a few people asking questions about our vacation.
Cora turned 5 months old on 12/28 (the day after we left for vacation) and I didn’t have a chance to take her pictures before then, so these are quite overdue. She is honestly the easiest and happiest baby ever. My grandmother even commented just last week that she has never seen a baby as happy as Cora always is.
Eating: She moved to a 4-hour eating schedule shortly after she turned 4 months old. This is a big step and makes it so much easier on my day. I am continuing to breast feed her and she eats 4-5 ounces per feeding.
Sleeping: The sleep regression was short-lived (thank goodness), but she still wakes once a night to eat. She has 2 longs naps and 1 short nap (sometimes). Her schedule has shifted a little and now looks like this most days:
9:30 Nap (usually 1.5-2 hours)
1:00 Nap (usually 2.5 hours)
5:30 (30-45 minute nap, if needed)
7:15 Nurse and then in bed by 7:30 (8:00 at the latest)
Stats: She weighs 15.4 pounds (61.8 percentile). She is wearing size 3-6 months clothing (not for much longer) and wears size 3 diapers.
Milestones: She is rolling everywhere and manages to wiggle worm herself several feet and put herself in different directions. She is giggling more and loves it when her siblings do funny things. She is sitting up, unassisted, for short periods of time. She has become more aware of her surroundings, especially people. If she is in a room with several people, she looks at each person as if trying to figure out who they are. This has made her more sensitive to people who aren’t me (or immediate family), especially if I’m not in view.
We had the first round of sickness hit our house since Cora was born. The three oldest kids each ran fevers for 24-48 hours (separately) during the week before Christmas. I was so thankful that Cora (and myself) remained well and that the sickness was minimal and short-lived. We made sure everyone had chiropractic adjustments daily, used essential oils, doubled up on vitamins, and a few other natural remedies to help their bodies fight and recover.