Thursday, October 9, 2014

Matthew William ~ 5 Months


Weight/length: I'm guessing he's close to 20 pounds and almost 30 inches long. He's the size of a 12 month old!
Sleep: He's still getting up once a night to eat, so not sleeping through the night, YET - hopefully soon. He really doesn't need to be eating at night - now it's more of a habit. Likes to fall asleep while being rocked - loves being in our arms.

Health: Still very very healthy and strong!

Clothes: Some of the 9 month old clothes we were still using are too small. 12-18 month it is. 

Diet: Still breastfeeding very well, he's a good eater. Going to start solids in a month at 6 months! Should be fun :)

Baby Gear/Accessories: He loves the really colorful quilt my aunt made for him. It's great when he's on his tummy because he can stare at all the colors. Still loving his WubbaNub Pacifier.
Now that he's rolling over, I've been using the swing and strapping him in so I can get a few things done around the house. He's almost outgrown his carseat - - eeekk! Time to get a big boy one.

Development: He's rolling over every time I put him on the floor. He rolls from his back to his belly and now he can pull his arm out and prop himself up on his belly. He usually rolls towards his left side...does this mean his right handed? hmmm Maybe his right side is stronger. He loves chewing on his feet, hands, and now he's starting to put toys in his mouth. He's giggling, making lots of noises, and he kind of puts his arms up when we pick him up - well, at least we think he's doing that. 

Crying: He doesn't cry very much, unless he's over tired and then it's a "serious" cry as we call it.
Adventures: For the first time since he was born we've actually spent a few weekends at home, it has been nice. We were in Santa Cruz last weekend spending time with Matt's Great Grandma who just turned 90. Matt put his feet in the sand for the first time at the beach.

Likes: He loves books, when Daddy plays with him, being held and cuddled, and pulling on Mac's hair. Mac loves giving him kisses and I find myself constantly telling Mac to stop licking his "brother."

Postpartum/Mommy feeling: We're working on our sleep routine and we're getting somewhere -phew! The key time right now is 8:30. 8:30 a.m. is when he needs a nap and 8:30 p.m. is his bedtime. He's usually taking a pretty long nap in the afternoon - it's really nice to be able to plan my day around his naps and he's so much happier when he gets his rest. He's getting so much more fun and it's a joy to spend time with my little man. Who would have thought that someone so tiny {he's not that tiny} could require so much work!! When people say your life will change, they are RIGHT. 
I still can't believe how fast the past 5 months have flown by. 5 months ago today I was pushing REALLY HARD to meet my Matthew, although it feels like I have known him forever. He may be a big baby, but he's still my little guy and his cuddles, smiles, and drooling are the best part of my day.
Happy 5 month birthday my cuddly boy - I LOVE YOU!
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