Meagan Musing: 5 Months!

Meagan Musing


5 Months!

Guess who is 5 months old? My baby is growing up so fast!

Andrew grew a lot this month. I don't know exactly how much he weighs, but I bet he's 15 pounds. (He was 13 lbs, 11 oz at his appointment last month.) And I'm sure he's longer, too. His feet touch the floor in his jumperoo much better now than they did a few weeks ago.

He also cut his first tooth this month! I don't have a picture because it's a sneaky little thing. I need someone to get him to smile really big while I get right up in his face with the camera.

His right bottom tooth came in last week and its next door neighbor is on its way too. He's drooling some, but it's not too crazy. You can tell his gums hurt because he often works frantically to get something, anything in his mouth, but he hasn't been extra fussy.

He's just been a joy and a delight this month. He smiles and grins all the time. He'll be playing with a toy on the floor and just randomly look up at me and smile. We're pretty sure he has my big mouth. Lucky kid!

He's sleeping on a more regular schedule now which makes me a much happier mom. He goes to sleep between 8:00 and 8:30, wakes up to eat sometime between 2:00 and 5:00, goes right back to sleep and wakes up around 7:30 ready for the day.

His naps don't really count because they're so short, but he usually takes two, one between 10:00 and 10:30 and one between 2:00 and 2:30. And I'm lucky if they last an hour each. Sigh.

And yes, we're still swaddling. He's a very busy baby, moving around all.the.time. He just can't fall asleep without the swaddle. I don't know when we're going to stop, but it didn't happen this month.

We started cereal this month. He's starting to like oatmeal a little better, but he'd still much rather nurse. I'm going to move on to veggies and fruit this month so hopefully he'll become a better eater. Surely he'll like applesauce! He's nursing every 3 - 4 hours now so we've been able to space them out a bit. We're able to do more during the day when I don't have to worry about him getting hungry every 2 hours.

He just keeps getting better and better!

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