Nina Nicole, 5 months old

August 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

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A little late, but here is Nina’s 5-month update!  At her 5-month check up the doctor told us we could start with some solids to help her with her weight gain. Nina girl, you don’t look it but apparently you were putting on weight as quickly as the doctor wanted. So we started Nina on some fruit. Our first fruit was avocado and She really liked it. We later moved on to apples (her favorite), bananas and peaches. We also found sweet potatoes for 20 TL per kilo! I couldn’t resist it and bought 1 little potato for 5 lira. Boy am I glad I bought it! Nina is a HUGE fan of sweet potatoes. I can make a whole ice tray full out of that one potato, so in the end I figured it is not that pricey.

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This has also been the first full month we have been on formula. It was harder on me than it was on Nina. But I just tell myself that she’s a happy, healthy thriving baby and that’s all that matters.

Nina finally decided to roll over! I had told her doctor I was worried she hasn’t rolled over yet. Her doctor scolded me for comparing her to her big brother and said that she looked just fine and that soon enough she’d be rolling over. The next day Nina decided to roll over from her tummy to her back and about a week later she was rolling from her back to her tummy. She’s been a tummy sleeper ever since.

Overall, Nina is a happy, compliant baby and a great sleeper! Her favorite person is still her big brother. He’s about the only person who can get her to laugh out loud. She doesn’t love tummy time, but she will lay content on her back on her play-mat. She’s started to string syllables together and be very verbal. We just love hearing her voice and we wonder what her little personality will be like. She is a joy and a sweetheart, that’s for sure.

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