Tuesday, January 12, 2016

{Crew} Five Months

Stats: We visited the doctor on January 5 for Mase and Mol's well child check up and since Crew wasn't acting like himself I had them check his ears. Verdict was an (his first) ear infection. They needed a weight to dose his antibiotic so a week ago he weighed in at 15lbs 12oz (that was WITH clothes on).
Sizes: This past Thursday I switched out {most} of Crew's closet. OUT was the 3-6 and 6 month clothing and IN was the 6-12 and 9 month clothing. Some stuff was just looking a little too small for my liking and since it's easier for me to do a clean sweep that's {mostly} what I did. I say {mostly} because I did keep a few 3-6 and 6 month onesie/shirts out. Still in size 2 Kirkland brand diapers but once the current supply runs out he'll be moving up to size 3. I'm too cheap to not finish them off even though I think Crew could totally be in size 3 already.
Food: Crew is now on a boobie milk and oatmeal cereal diet. And (as of 1/10/16) a baby food diet too. (He got his first licks of baby food {Sweet Potatoes} on the above date). At least once a day (typically at dinner) he gets "solid foods" (aka...baby food). He gets breast milk from a bottle on my working days. He's still at five 5oz bottles or 4 5oz bottles and a breastfeed once mommy gets home from work. We had a little blip the first of the year when Crewsers started refusing bottles but thankfully he's back to being a champion bottle taker!!! Else when I am home he eats every 2-4 hours. And my pumping regimen has not changed from last month.
Routine: As with Mase and Mols...Crew's "routine" is always subject to change! Typically he wakes between 7-7:30am (but on occasion it's been as early as 615). He's ready for his first nap between 9 and 9:30am. And for the last couple of days this nap has ranged in time from an hour and a half to two and a half hours!!! His second nap occurs around 1 or 2pm. And again he naps for an hour or two. (Yea for super naps lately)!!! Occasionally we get an evening cat nap. Else he's typically ready for bed between 8 and 8:30. He fusses for his bop (paci) a few (1-3) times between when we put him down til 11pm. After 11pm he generally sleeps til 4ish (with maybe 1 bop pop in wake up call). He's slowly but steadily improving in the sleep department. Hallelujah!!! I feed him anytime after 4am and he wakes for the morn anytime between 6:30-7:30am. He doesn't always eat right away unless he wakes closer to the 7:30am time frame.
Developmental Milestones: Crew rolled back to belly {finally} on January 9. But of course hasn't done it since. Guess he thought it wasn't that cool. He loves reaching, grabbing, tugging, and pulling on things. Crew also started sitting in the highchair in the last week or so. (Thinks he's big stuff).
Loves: Crew for the third month running loves sucking on his fists!!! Crew loves his mommy, daddy, brother, and sissy!!! Crew loves giving mommy open mouth kisses!!! Crew loves exploring/playing/hanging onto to fingers and hands!!! Crew loves smiling. (Why he didn't/wouldn't for his 5 month photo shoot I have NO idea). And Crew loves eating real food {ahem I mean baby food}!!!
Dislikes: You don't like to be in your exersaucer, jumperoo, or bumbo for too long. Short amounts of time is what Crewsers prefers.
Other Things I Don't Want To Forget:
  • You had a lot of firsts this month...
first time in the exersaucer
first time drinking out of a sippy
and first time trying food (oatmeal banana cereal)
  • On January 1 you started refusing bottles. Unfortunately Mommy had to work January 1, 2, and 4...so not taking the bottle wasn't really an option. On January 5 you were diagnosed with your first ear infection. Thank goodness for an answer to your bottle refusal. Pretty sure you lost a few ounces over that week although I'm sure you'll gain it back in no time!!! On January 6 (while mommy worked...again) you started taking your bottles much better.
  • You celebrated your first Christmas

  • For the longest time you would roll on your side but NEVER all the way to your belly.

  • And then finally on Janurary 9 you made the BIG roll. Funny thing is NOBODY saw you do it. Poor third child. We were at daddy's cousin's house. Daddy was helping "Uncle" Bob with something at the kitchen table. "Aunt" Joanie was in the kitchen with Mason. Mommy was changing Molly's diaper by the back door. And you were just chilling in the family room. When Mommy came back into the family room from changing your sis...there you were all smiles chilling on your belly. (Of course par for you once the camera comes out the smiles become fewer and father between).
  • Your hair is thinning in the back. Hopefully you start sitting sooner rather than later.
  • You LOVE eating food (or at least sweet potatoes). You're so enjoyable to feed because you actually eat. I dreaded feeding your sister because she was a terrible eater. Kept pushing the food out with her tongue. Not you...you gobble it right up!!!
  • If we don't buckle you into the bouncer you shimmy shake yourself right down and almost out. You can almost twist yourself out of the bumbo. And you would love to help yourself out of your rock and play sleeper but haven't had any success thus far (thank goodness).
  • You don't spit up or drool that much anymore.

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