likes: putting everything in sight into his mouth. talking and yelling. kicking his legs like he's training for a marathon. playing peek-a-boo.
dislikes: being burped in the middle of eating. getting into his car seat.
milestones: he is really starting to talk now. he mostly talks with his mouth closed, using his tongue to make "sounds" inside his mouth. it's kind of hard to explain, but it's hysterical. he loves to shriek and yell. he is laughing a lot more. and of course we had our first hospital visit, which was a milestone i could have done without. he's able to roll over back to front and front to back, but he struggles with it. i kind of think he just doesn't care enough. he can sit assisted, and can tripod sit for a few seconds if he's really concentrating on it. and he's doing better with tummy time. he loves to pull his blanket or burp cloth over his face, then pull it down - playing peek-a-boo! he is using his exersaucer a lot, now, too.
clothing size: mostly into his 3-6 month or 6 month stuff. we just gave a big bag of 3 month stuff to cousin quinn. we also graduated to medium size sleep sacks.
sleep: we are still feeding to sleep, and i kind of don't care anymore. we attempted to change up the routine, and it didn't go so well. the first night it actually went great, but the second night was an enormous disaster. he started to fuss and we let him go for 3 minutes. i went up, gave him his paci, and stayed with him till he calmed down. a couple minutes later, he started to fuss again. we let him go 5 minutes until matt went up. he would not calm down. after another 5 minutes of matt trying to comfort him, i finally gave in and nursed him to sleep. we talked about it, and since he doesn't need to nurse (ie, he doesn't need me), we're ok with him eating to sleep (boob or bottle). occasionally he wakes up in the night, but we just give him his paci and he's right back down.
naps: still napping pretty regularly. if we miss a naptime, or if the schedule gets thrown off on the weekend, he doesn't meltdown. it means we can be pretty flexible, which is really great.
eating: right before his 5-month birthday, i started increasing his bottles to 6oz. he was finishing every bottle during the day, and sometimes on the weekends we thought he seemed hungry after finishing a 5oz bottle. so he now gets 18oz in bottles, plus 3 nursing sessions.
i know i keep saying this, but we really are lucky with him. he is so good, so happy. we are having so much fun with him. he definitely has a little personality and we love seeing that develop. here are a few pictures from our 5-month photo shoot...
and a few other random shots from the month...
|he loves to pull that blanket down over his head|
|saturday morning naps with daddy are the best!|
|first time in the pool!|
|first father's day|