Monday, November 4, 2013

Michael: 5 Months

This Month:
*You weigh: about 18lbs 8oz according to our scale at home
*You are wearing: 6 month clothes
*You eat about every 3ish hours. Sometimes more sometimes less.
*You are in a size 3 diaper.
*You have wanted to go to bed earlier this month. Closer to 7:00 than 8:00. I wish I could get you to stay up a little later, but you don't want to take your last nap of the day. After about a month of your sleep regression, waking up every 1-2 hours, you finally learned to roll both ways and started sleeping better. On September 21st you slept through the night until 8:30am. This was the best you have ever done. I heard angels singing that morning. you had a few nights sleeping until 6:00 or so, but then went back to waking up around 4:00 to eat and again around 7:00. But then you typically go back to sleep until 8:00 or 8:30. You are still sleeping in a pack and play in our room.
Your hair looks pretty blonde but if you are in something that is red it looks a little auburn.

You are doing better in your swing and like to play in your jumper, but love to be a part of the conversation. When we eat dinner you do not want to sit in your bouncer on the floor. You want to sit in the bumbo on the table and see what is going on. You are a little social butterfly. You roll all over the living room floor trying to get to toys that you want to play with.

You have the sweetest smile and have the hint of a dimple in one of your cheeks. I love it! You are such a happy boy.  

You still suck your thumb and I absolutely love it. I think it is the cutest thing in the whole world. Not to mention it is nice that you are able to self soothe pretty well. If you wake up at night fussing sometimes if we just give it a minute you'll find your thumb and go right back to sleep. I can tell when you are tired because you will put your head down and start sucking your thumb. That is my cue to snatch you up and get you down for a nap! Typically you wake up about 8:00, eat and down for a nap around 10:00, sleep for 1-2 hours, up for 2 hours, eat and back down around 2:00 for another 1-2 hours up around 3:00-4:00, eat again around 6, and then down fort he night around 7:30. Some days you don't nap well at all and some days you nap great! You are getting better as you grow.

You met your future bff Cameron this month. You two are only a little over 2 months apart. I can't wait to watch the two of you grow together and hope and pray that you will be friends for life. I love his mama so you really don't have a choice!

You aren't too sturdy if we prop  you up to sit, but you'll get there. You still have no interest in taking a bottle, but I have given you a sippy cup to hold and play with to try and get you used to it in hopes that you will use one in the next month or so. If not, oh well. There's plenty of time to go to the movies and have girls night, you will only be little once and the time is flying by!

You are enthralled with Ellie and spend a lot of your time watching her. It is so cute when I see her crouching down next to you and whispering things to you. She will bring you toys and cover you with a blanket and sweetly tell you "You wouldn't be so tired if you would just go to sleep!!" I think she might have heard mama say this a time or two!

It is so fun to watch your little personality take shape and I can't wait to see what it will be like as you grow. You are such a sweet boy and I love you so much! I can't imagine our family without you in it!

Here is Ellie's 5 month update for comparison 

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