Oh my word! I simply can not believe how quickly time is flying now. My Ethan turned 5 months on the 27th!
Here is what he's been up to:
~I would guess that you weigh somewhere between 14 and 15 pounds now. We'll find out your stats for sure next month! People still comment on how quickly you are growing and how chunky you are getting. You are growing like a weed.:)
~You are still wearing size 2 diapers. Just one size smaller than your sister!
~This month I cleaned out all of your newborn and 0-3 month clothes. :( I simply can not believe how quickly you are growing out of sizes. You currently wear 3-6 month clothes and some 6 month clothes.
~You are nursing or taking a bottle every 3-4 hours. We had some rough weeks this month and I thought you were giving up nursing. :( I didn't give up though and you have been nursing much better in recent weeks.
~You are beginning to stare at our food like you want it. Just a few more weeks and we will be starting solids! I bet that will be a happy day for you. :)
~This has been a rough month for sleep. You've been getting up more often during the night to eat again. I guess you are going through a growth spurt? You still sleep in your bassinet in our room. You typically take one short nap in the morning, one LONG nap in the early afternoon (2-3 hours) and another short nap around the time I am cooking or we are eating dinner. You still seem to love your sleep but you are also becoming very curious about your world.
~You love when people talk to you. You really like to smile back and coo and blow raspberries.
~As much as you love to smile and coo, you are also a very serious baby. When you're not smiling, you have a very concerned look on your face. I always call you my "little old man".
~You have completely outgrown the bouncy seat and you only enjoy the swing sometimes. I think you prefer to be on the floor. Or the exersaucer. We started you on the exersaucer this month and you LOVE it! You also prefer to be anywhere that you can get attention from your sister and your parents.
~Speaking of your sister, your relationship has really developed with her this month. You are always watching her and you have started smiling and giggling at the things she does. I pray you two will be close friends as you grow up.
~You roll over from your stomach to your back all the time now. You still have not rolled over from your back to your stomach but you are SO close!
~You hold your head and your chest up really well when you're on your stomach now.
~You are beginning to show signs of teething. You drool a lot and recently you've been biting down hard on anything you can get your hands on.
~Speaking of getting your hands on things, you are getting very good at reaching for objects, grabbing them and bringing them to your mouth. You'll put anything in your mouth. You especially love to grab your mama's hair. I am not a fan. Ha!
~You continue to be laid back and easy going. If you are well fed, rested and changed you are such a happy boy.
~You still love to be held and cuddled. I LOVE it! Please don't ever outgrow this Ethan (yeah, right).
Ethan, next month you will be 6 months old! I simply can not believe it. We all love you so much and are so thankful for you. We are loving watching your personality develop and we can't wait to see all that God has in store for you!
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