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Five Months!! And Easter… And Mother’s Day… May 9, 2011

Filed under: Family Updates — Talin @ 8:13 pm

Our little sweetie turned 5 months old yesterday!! At 5 months old, Laynee is:

  • Getting lots of comments on those beautiful eyelashes! She will never need mascara!
  • Rolling all around, both ways!
  • No longer being swaddled! We’ve transitioned to a “Sleep sack”, and she’s done great with it!
  • Traveling all over her crib at night.
  • Changing eye color! They’re changing from the dark blue they were to a greenish color!
  • Laughing and smiling all the time – with a big, open mouth when she’s really excited.
  • Proving to be hot natured. She gets red cheeked when she gets hot, but loves to be outside! I think we’ll have a great time this summer!
  • Grabbing at everything – the other night, she raked my peas off my dinner plate!
  • Loving bath time
  • Hating clothes changing time
  • Growing more hair! It’s getting lighter, too!
  • Working on putting her “paci” back in her mouth all by herself! I just watched her do it on the monitor when she woke up from her nap! She went back to sleep after getting it in! What a good girl!!
  • STILL hating the car seat- mainly just the being strapped down part.
  • Chomping with ferocity – maybe getting a tooth?? We’re not sure, she’s been chomping for a long time and we haven’t seen one yet.
  • Eating 5 times a day, still sleeping through the night.. from about 8:30 or 9 pm until 7:30 am. Yahoo Laynee!!!
  • We haven’t started solids yet, we’ll do that next month. She’s getting one feeding of formula per day, and the rest breast milk right now. When she was 3 months old, she started having a little blood in her stool. We took her to the doctor, who suspected a “milk protein allergy” to be the culprit. That would be a sensitivity to cow’s milk coming through my system. So, I had to completely cut out dairy. No milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, sour cream, cream cheese!!! The blood stopped, and after about a month, he said I could try reintroducing one thing to see how she does. Most babies “outgrow” the problem by 6 – 8 months, a smaller percentage outgrow it by 3-5 years. I sure hope we are the former. I ate cheese, and she had blood in her stool again. So, I am back off dairy, and therefore cannot use any of the hundreds of ounces of milk I have in my freezer because I was eating dairy when it was pumped!!! Boo!!! If she doesn’t build up a tolerance for it in the next few months, I am going to donate it to the hospital. We are having to give her one bottle of hypoallergenic formula a day because when I started back at work, my supply decreased, and I cannot use any of the frozen milk. So sad.

Now for some pictures!!!

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Aunt Pam took this picture on Easter Sunday – really shows off those lashes!!

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Here she is in a sweet Easter outfit that my friend gave us!

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Laynee and Granny in the Easter dress Granny made! It was so precious, but didn’t quite fit… hoping to get some good wear out of it this summer!

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Dad and Talin putting together a stroller… HaHa!

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Laynee in Bible Class on Easter Sunday. She did great!

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Family picture at Aunt Pam’s house!

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The Mahanay great-grandkids. Silas, Jamas, Torie, Laynee, Ryan and Hudson.  Yes, this was the best picture we could get! I don’t think a single one of them is looking at the camera!

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Jacob, Uncle Danny, Co-Woah and Laynee

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Laynee with her Pawpaw

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Showing off her tricks….

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Her onesie says “I’m a big deal at LCU!”

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Laynee went to her first graduation… to watch her cousin Jason, he graduated from LCU with a degree in Animal Science. Yay Jason!! Laynee did great during the ceremony!

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In a sweet dress that MiMi got her in Nicaragua.

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Mother’s Day lunch at the Sherrick.

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Here we are with Mama Jean and LaRhea.

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These two made my first Mother’s Day the best!!!

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Time for your 5 month picture, Laynee!

Quit kicking so we can see how tall you’ve gotten!

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Here she is, 5 months old! And such a blessing to her Mommy and Daddy!

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