Happy 5 Months Piglet

I can’t believe the next update I will be writing will be confirming my little Piglet has been on the planet for 1/2 a year. This will also mean I am also 7 months into my maternity leave, which I am loving at the moment!

My little munch is 5 months old and this is how she has been getting on.

The newborn easiness has GONE! No more lying in front of the telly all day with a sleeping or feeding baby. No more getting all the chores done. I now have a baby who does not want to be left alone/left lying down/left in the bouncer. The jumparoo is good when she is fed and well rested and she enjoys the baby gym and her toys but her favourite place is in someone’s arms or standing up and spitting everywhere!!

Feeding

I’m pleased to say the breastfeeding is still going well. She has her hungry days, where there is some hourly feeding and some piggy puking but mainly she is every 2 hours or so during the day. It’s crazy to think the weaning is starting soon. She has already had a gum of some raw carrot and broccoli and seemed to enjoy. As she is almost sitting up unaided and grabbing everything off us and shoving into her mouth, we don’t think she us far off. I would like to do a bit more finger food this time but I don’t think she will be fully baby-led weaned. I like feeding them little meals!

Sleeping

*Says very quietly* –  no real changes! Piglet tends to bath with me and gremlin and feeds from 6.50ish to 7.30pm. She then goes down in her cot and can sleep from anything to 2am or 6am. She will feed and go back down if still in the night. I have no clue if this will change when her teeth are coming through properly but as I always say; I’m making the most of it. Daytime naps are pretty naff in comparison; 3 x 30 mins and I get bugger all done. She is getting harder to get to sleep if in the house too; car seat, the buggy and feeding to sleep seem to work the best!

Milestones

So much standing up. Piglet loves to be on her feet all the time. We have had some unaided sitting and she likes to be sat with my breast feeding pillow as a support. She has found her feet and loves to chew them. We haven’t had a full roll over yet though. She is almost there but prefers to roll back onto her back. She is smiling tonnes and giggling. It is a lovely age.

Life as a Family of Four

This continues to be good. It is a total cliche that your second just slots in; but she has! We have a good routine with both the kids and the love between them is so obvious. We are managing to get out and about a lot; seeing family, friends, eating out, swimming and just chilling at home. The gremlin can completely do our heads in at some points, especially when she is too rough with her little sister, distracts her from feeding and is just so LOUD! Piglet is a complete delight to be around and she seems to love being with us too.

How Am I Doing?

Apart from my knee playing up again (nooooo) after some running, I am doing well. I was loving all the exercise and felt I was really back into it but obviously need to take it a little easy at the moment. I am mentally still feeling better and enjoying my time with the girls. My maternity leave will be over so soon and I know I need to make the most of it. I was offered some CBT when I felt a little shaky over Christmas and am still waiting for that to come through. I think, despite feeling better, I may still go as we all need a bit of mental help sometimes!

I still can’t believe little Piglet is 6 months old on the next update!!

See you then.

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  1. February 27, 2017 / 7:58 am

    SOOOOOO cute!! and you’re all doing so well! My second also kinda just slotted in, and found her routine around us. She is 16 months now, and continues to be…easy.

  2. February 27, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Lovely update and love the bottom photo- she looks like she’s getting a bit lairy!! Pops used to love standing all the time too, from when she was really tiny actually! Love their matching dresses too- good old Next. I’m determined to try and get matching dresses for my two this summer although harder with an 8 year gap!! Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays xxx
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  3. February 27, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Ahhh little poppet, going so fast and she’s changing so quickly. Lovely update 🙂 #marvmondays
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  4. February 27, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Ahhh it’s so nice when they start to get more into things – standing, sitting etc. Glad to hear feeding is going well x
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  5. February 28, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    My daughter just turned 5 months old too, so I loved reading this as a lot of it was familiar to me! I look forward to reading the next one when our babies are *gulp* half a year old! #MarvMondays
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  6. March 1, 2017 / 6:02 am

    Too many cute pictures!! Looks like piglet will be on the move soon, that will be fun 🙂 I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone, it only seems like 5 minutes ago I was reading pregnancy updates. #Bestandworst
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  7. March 1, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Awww how lovely to record everything like this. It goes so fast! #bestandworst

  8. March 1, 2017 / 8:20 am

    She is SO gorgeous! And how amazing is that that she’s standing up already? #bestandworst
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  9. March 1, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    What a lovely update. She looks such a happy little thing. My son is a month older and I am getting so scared by how quickly maternity leave is going! #bestandworst

  10. March 1, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Wow, where has the last 5 months gone?! Gorgeous pictures, you can really see how much gremlin loves her little sister, so cute x
    #Bestandworst
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  11. March 1, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    So cute! I’m amazed the Piglet is 5 months already. Time goes so quickly!
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  12. March 1, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    She’s such a cutie Sarah, I’m glad to hear all is still good on the whole, especially with the sleep! Definitely make the most of that in case it stops 🙂 gutted to hear your knee is playing up again, boo. Interesting to hear about the cbt too, my stepdad had it and found it massively helpful so definitely worth going I would say xxx
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  13. March 1, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    She is gorgeous! I hurt my knee getting over excited by running too – I tried 6 weeks pp which was a stupid idea! I’m 2 months behind you so great to read what new things I have coming up! #bestandworst

  14. March 1, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    She is adorable in every sense of the word. 5 months has gone so fast! #bestandworst
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  15. March 1, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    What a little cutie and at such a lovely age, I love it when their little personalities start to shine through! #bestandworst
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  16. March 1, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Hi, lovely to see how Piglet is developing rapidly. Lovely photos especially with her big sister. I hope the knee is better soon, Chloe #bestandworst

  17. March 1, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Adorable pictures as always. Love the pic of Piglet fast asleep on your knee. With 30min naps I bet you were thinking… quick picture, pop her down to nap, quick wee and a bite to eat before she wakes? Haha. Love the monthly updates. Keep them coming and happy 5months Piglet x #bestandworst

  18. March 1, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    She is so adorable. This is such an amazing time, but every stage is amazing in it’s way. I can’t believe how strong she is on her feet. That’s incredible for a person that’s only been around for 5 months. #bestandworst

  19. March 2, 2017 / 6:38 am

    What a lovely update! Sounds like you’re all doing really well. She is just so cute! Standing already too, wow! #bestandworst

  20. March 2, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I can’t believe she is 5 months already! It literally feels like you had her a few weeks ago!! Lovely update, she is getting more beautiful by the day if that’s even possible! #bestandworst
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  21. March 3, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Glad everything is going well for you.

    Its good that you’re keeping up with a bit of running despite obviously having a lot of other things going on in your life.
    #bestandworst