Monday, July 18, 2011

how 5 months has flown

IMG_8381, originally uploaded by jpenick999.

razzing: blowing bubbles in a funny, motorboat-motorboat sort of way.

today my boy is 5 months old.
a month away from his first half birthday
brings a tiny tear to my eye.

and this is the face you will see him doing most of the time. he thinks it's funny, as do we, so he continues.

i didn't know razzing was a word until i read it in What to Expect the First Year.

it's kind of like spitting, blowing bubbles simultaneously. it's adorable. and so is he.

what's Micah up to now that he's 5 months old you ask?

well, he's officially a swaddle-free sleeper.

after him waking up every morning for the last month or so, practically swaddle-free anyways, we decided to pack the swaddle away and see hoe he'd do.

the first night he woke up a few times, but quickly settled himself back to sleep. the second night he slept straight through the night - arms free, stretched over his head the way he naps. now it's been a week and he's fully swaddle-weaned :)

this past month we also started him on rice cereal. to say he loves it would be an understatement. sometimes he even cries between bites if we're not feeding him quick enough. it's hilarious - i have it on video if i can find it, i'll post it. little fatty!

i'm still nursing and he's still growing. right now he weighs about 17 1/2 lbs i think.

what else? he loves eating his hands, is drooling like crazy, but no teeth in sight, still sleeps 12-13 hours straight a night and nap time is becoming a bit better. what was once a struggle for 1-2 20 min naps a day has turned into 3-4 20-40 min naps. unfortunately the last one occurs a bit before bedtime - so we're thinking we might move up his bedtime an hour or so - the downside to that is we have to have him fed and in bed earlier, which always isn't much fun during the summer hours when we want to run around and go for after dinner walks and such.

but such is life and we are enjoying every minute of it.

ok, i'm done. not sure if anyone cares about this stuff, but it's a good way for me to remember it myself!


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