I haven’t done a month update in a while because well, 3 kids... 🤪 But my little handsome man is 5 months old now! He is literally the happiest baby around, always smiling. He loves it when his sisters sing and dance for him and he LOVES his mama (duh!). He’s pretty fond of daddy and nana too, I’m sure I’ll be replaced as the favorite soon. Oh and this kid loves his toes, I mean he’d rather suck on his toes than a pacifier. I just love him, more like obsessed, but he’s just so precious I can’t help it!
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motherhood has me frantically looking around for a brake peddle. there must be some way to slow things down a little bit? i swear she was just a little immobile 5lb lump just last week. now she’s rolling around and working on learning how to get from here to there. what age did your kiddos crawl & walk? i’m afraid this strong little girl is going to be an earlier walker & this mama is so not ready.
My “boooger boy”😍💚 All the nights I sleep TOO comfortable.. the nights I don’t get enough sleep... the sick days.. cold days... blistering hot... days away from you..the days I don’t wanna get up and go to work.. I still do my best to give you EVERYTHING you’ll possibly need. The thing I couldn’t have.. the things my parents stumbled and struggled to give us growing up.. I do all I can to give you and your mother the entire world🗝 being a parent at a young age isn’t a “mistake”. It’s a blessing... doing things that without YOU, I would’ve never accomplished🙏 when you wake up with me every morning with a smile on your little Fatass face.. seeing those bright blue eyes... just gets me through the whole day no matter what blood sweat and tears the day may bring. I love you little Aalijah Alejandro Diaz😍👪💚 #5months#HideYaDaughters
Happy #5months to our tiny delight! Rio is always cooing, giggles when he’s being tickled, loves watching Leeland (by far his favorite person), often sleeps through the night, and loves being read to. I often stare at him while he’s sleeping, just so thankful he’s mine! #riokuiper
Since it’s my birthday weekend 🥳 I treated myself to PTO today to spend the day with my bestie! There’s nothing better than cuddling on the couch with him with some coffee in hand ☕️ (even though it’s most likely cold bc #momlife) 🤷🏽♀️ To top it all off, both @darin_trautman and I have our birthday off on Monday so this mama gets an *extra* long weekend of cuddles and cold coffee... I can’t wait ☺️
2 More Expert Nap Tips for #TakingCaraNaps:
1️⃣ If your baby is taking more than one nap per day, do not let her sleep longer than 2 hours for any given nap.
2️⃣ Examine TOTAL daytime sleep. If your baby is sleeping MORE than recommended total for her age, consider capping those naps to allow for consolidated night sleep.
🤷♀️🏻How much sleep is too much?
Here are the ranges for total hours napping each day:
3-4 months: 3-5 hours
5-7 months: 3-4 hours
7-14 months: 2.5-3 hours
14-24 months: 2-3 hours
(Some babies may handle slightly more or less.)
WAIT. Do I really want you to WAKE a sleeping baby? 😱😱😱
YES! Exceeding two hours in one nap OR allowing too much total daytime sleep can begin to cause nap, bedtime, or night struggles. It can also keep baby from getting the calories she needs during the day.
Attempting to wean night feedings? Up multiple times a night? Want more help with naps? We have online classes for you! Learn about them by clicking the link in bio.
Tell me in emojis: What have naps looked like this past week?
📷 by @oliviaskyeandco