Sprout | Five Months
How can it be? Five months already…it feels like you just came into this world, in grand fashion I might add (birth story coming soon). You have made up for any lost time in the womb and are now the chunkiest, sweetest, smiling-est boy we know. You love your big sister, so much. Half of your awake time tends to be watching her run about from one thing to the next.
I can’t believe how fast you are growing. I think you weigh about 16lbs! You wear size 2 diapers and size 6 months in clothes. You are a nursing champ & are now eating about 5 times a day (7:30, 11, 2, 5, 8). No solids yet. This was a pretty big month for you. August 15th you started reaching for all of the hanging toys on your play mat. You a master of pushing up during tummy time. However, after about 5 minutes you are usually over being on your stomach. On August 18 you had your first full out giggle-fest. It is the cutest thing ever, and now I try and get you to have one daily. Laughter is good for the soul, Sprout.
Sleep. Oh, sleep. You have have really been a good sleeper. You got your first solid 12 hours at night on August 14. However, I would say you are really more like an 11 hour sleeper, usually from 8:30 – 7:30. We need to work on getting you in bed a little earlier, I think. We dropped the swaddle on September 4. We were prepared for a few nights of restlessness, but little man you rocked it! You fussed off and on for about an hour and half the first night and slept straight on until morning. And you’ve had no trouble since! Way to go!
Naptime on the other hand. We are still struggling with naps in your crib. Some days are a hit, others a miss. Your morning nap is usually pretty good and then you sometimes take a catnap. I’m trying my hardest to get you to nap in the afternoon when Chickadee does, but you usually fall asleep about 20 minutes before she wakes up :/ Then another catnap about dinner time. So naps are roughly 8:30, 11:30, 2:00, and 6:00….on a good day.
Let’s see…other big moments. You stayed in the nursery for the first time August 30th. You had a rough time to be honest, However, you went back for MOPS on September 8th and did fantastic! Your first Auburn game was September 5th. We won :) You have a lot of Auburn games in your future little man. War Eagle!
We look forward to each and every day with you Sprout. God gave us such a blessing when he added you to our family. Your smiles light up our world and we can’t wait to see the little guy you grow into. Praying you move mountains for God one day Sprout!
Love you! Mama & Daddy