Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jack {5 months}

Just as I predicted, 5 months snuck up on us way too soon. Where did the last month of your little life go?
You continue to be such a sweetheart. I can't even remember the last time you woke up the in the morning and weren't smiling and just so happy to see me.
I haven't officially weighed you lately and your next well child checkup isn't until 6 months. If I had to guess, I would say you're close to 15 pounds. You are really long which requires me to size up on the sleepers so your little feet aren't cramped. You've had a little bit of a stuffy nose this month, but nothing too terrible and it didn't even seem to phase you.
You are officially in size 2 diapers and wear anything from 3-6m, 6m, and some 6-9m clothing, depending on the brand. Each time I have to put away another outfit that is too small a little piece of me wants to burst out crying.
You are taking 6oz bottles and eat anywhere from 3-4 hours, and every once in a while will go 4-5 hours. We started rice cereal this month and you love it! You start to grunt if I don't shovel it in your mouth fast enough and you like it pretty darn thick. We will also be starting veggies tonight and I have no doubt that you will love that as well. You are also becoming very aware of when others are eating and I've seen you give the stink eye a few times when someone doesn't offer you a bite.
As great as you are, one thing that's not so great is your sleep. Don't get me wrong, it could be a whole lot worse. Trust me, I know. You still get up twice in the night at 11:45 ( and then usually between 3:00am and 4:00am. When you wake at 11:45, sometimes you soothe yourself back to sleep, but if you cry for more than 15 minutes I go into your room. I try not to feed you and you are usually content being rocked and then I place you back in your crib when you are almost asleep, but not all the way. You still go to bed early between 6:45-7:15pm-which is why I don't mind that 3:00am feeding since it's been 8 hours because you go to bed so early. You still wake up anywhere between 7:00am and 8:00am.
You and I both love your bedtime routine of cereal and then a bath followed by cozy pajamas. But the best part is the cuddling during your night time bottle. I use the size 1 nipple at night which takes you longer to eat the bottle so I can get lots of love in. I feed you while your dad is helping brother with his bath so it's just the two of us.
Naps are still hit and miss. You took several 2-2+ hour naps this month at Memaw's and pre-school, but have yet to do that on weekends.
(could you not just eat those cheeks)
This month you love your activity mat, the new O ball we got you, some soft chewable books, and you've also taken an interest in Sophie the Giraffe. 
You are able to stand and bear weight on your legs for several minutes at a time now and you like hanging out in your exersaucer. You particularly like spinning the chicken toy and listening to the noises it makes.
You sit pretty well in your Bumbo seat when eating your rice cereal and we are working on you supporting yourself while sitting on the floor.
You make SO many noises including the "mamamam" sound but it's not yet been directed towards me. And although I know they are sounds and not words, you say what sounds like, "hey" and "hi." You said, "hiiiiii," in the car the other day and Ben said, "well hey, brother," back to you. 
You've also started grunting this month. I could have sworn you were pooping the other day, but nope-you were just trying to reach a toy that was out of arms length. I was dying laughing.
Your brother continues to love you oh so much. He can make you laugh and laugh and it is just so sweet. There has still never been a moment where he has gotten mad at you for crying or being loud, although the other night he did ask me to shut his door when you crying while he was trying to sleep:)
Everything is going in your mouth these days-your hands, toys, my hair-whatever you can grab ahold of. Your brother got his first tooth at this time and I wonder if yours is going to pop through at any moment.
Happy 5 months sweet boy. I love you to the moon and back!

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