Month {5}

 The past month introduced a few new milestones and adventures. I took my first work trip since being back from maternity leave. Ryann stayed with my parents for the 3 days I was gone so mommy AND daddy got a little break. I missed her every single second I was gone but it was nice to have a few days of uninterrupted rest. 

I'm still nursing so I was a little nervous about the extra equipment I was going to have to haul with me...and getting the "liquid gold" through security with no issues. I was able to pump about 45 ounces of milk during my trip. One of my co-workers told me that I shouldn't let TSA send my milk through the x-ray --- something I hadn't even thought about. So I get to the front of the security line and tell the TSA officer that I didn't want to send my milk through the scanner...and it all went downhill from there. Apparently, whenever you refuse to send a liquid through the scanner, an additional pat down is required along with an additional search through my luggage AND special testing of some of the milk.

While I appreciate TSA's diligence in making sure there was no explosive substance in my breast milk, it was a pretty uncomfortable experience. And all of this went down in front of my awkward. Oh, the things we do for our babies. I'm taking another trip to California in a couple weeks so I guess I better get ready for round 2.

16.4 pounds 
Wearing 6 month clothing
Recently moved up to size 3 diapers
Still supplementing - eating about 4-5oz of either BM or formula every 3 hours
Sleeps about 8 hours a night and takes 2-3 short naps during the day 
Rolls over from back to tummy like a champ
Able to pivot herself in a circle
Quite the little giggle monster

Fine motor skills are improving - able to pick up an object and bring it to her mouth
Definitely starting the teething process - she's been gnawing on just about everything
No longer fussy when we put her in her car seat - thank goodness :)

She's been a little under the weather for over a month now. The weather here in Dallas is so inconsistent - one day it's 70 degrees - the next day it's 30 degrees. She's been super congested and has had a little cough that has been keeping all 3 of us up at night. With all of that, she's still been her happy little self. But I'll be SO glad when spring comes and is here to stay. 

I can't believe another whole month has flown by. I say that every month, huh? ha! But it's true. My baby is growing so fast. On one hand, it's so fun watching her little personality develop and watching her grow...on the other hand, I'm reminded with each month that passes that she won't be my cute little cuddly baby for long. So I'm just trying to enjoy every single day with her. She's my little love.


  1. Awww, what a cutie. Looks like our girls are about the same size :) I love little baby giggles. It's so random what they will laugh at. Good luck in Cali. and traveling. When I had to travel and pump and brought a small lunch sack cooler with me, and put a baggie of ice in it, put the bm in their freezer bags in that, then put the whole thing in some plastic bags, then I just checked it. Got home with no problems and everything still intact.


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