Thursday, August 12, 2010

5 months!

Better late then never right? I have a busy beginning to August so I am just now getting around to posting about Bryson at 5 months. We didn't go to the doctor this month so I do not know his weight and height stats but here are some things he is doing at 5 months.

-Still sleeps through the night (most nights). We do have a rare occasion where he will wake up but its usually before midnight and he will then sleep until 8am or later.
-He is eating cereal like a champ. He gets 1 bowl of rice cereal 1 time a day and is doing great. If he eats his cereal, he usually doesn't take a bottle so I have decided to make his cereal using at least 3 ounces of formula or breastmilk instead of 1. He will then usually finish off the remaining 3 ounces before bed. We have not started baby food yet because the AAP does not recommend starting baby food until 6 months due to the risk of digestive issues, allergies, and the risk of obesity. Babies tummies are not quite mature enough to handle babyfood yet; and when we do start, we will be making our own!
-He still only takes 6 ounces of breastmilk or formula from a bottle, but its beginning to be more formula.
-He never stays on his back. If you put him on the floor on his back, he immediately flips over.
-He sleeps on his belly. I always put him on his back to sleep (which is recommended) but not long after he is asleep, he flips either to his belly or side.
-He still sleeps in our room in his pack n play. We didn't get monitors at our baby showers (even though they were taken off of our registry) so I had originally decided to keep him in our room until we got them. I have now decided to keep him in our room until he is 6 months when the risk of SIDS goes down. He will also sleep in our bed every now and then if he's not sleeping well.
-He is trying to crawl! and has been for over a month. He will get up on all fours and has even taken a few crawling steps but falls right down. He gets so mad and frustrated that he can't do it yet.
-He is now blowing "raspberries" and trying to copy everything we do.
-He loves playing in his exersaucer and napping in his swing.
-His favorite shows are still Baby Einstein and The Backyardigans.
-He is now in cloth diapers full time! and I love it! No more throwing money away on diapers...literally!
-He is in 3 months clothes and 3-6 months, but they are starting to get a little snug. He can wear 6 months clothes but they are a tad bit big, but not big enough to not let him wear them.
-He is starting to recognize familiar faces that he doesn't get to see everyday and he is beginning to interact more with his cousin Will.
-He is constantly chewing on everything. I would think teething but Will did this same thing at this same age and he is just now cutting teeth at 13 months old.

I'm sure that I left something out, but that's all I can think of right now. Hopefully since school is finished, forever!, I can post his monthly updates on his month birthday! Now here are his monthly pictures. Enjoy!

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