Thursday, February 27, 2014

Everett at 5 Months

Our little boy is growing and growing!
I love his juicy face and his beautiful blue eyes. This kid gets kissed. A lot.

He is getting really close to being able to sit up on his own. Usually if I just hold on to a hand to give him a little support, he sits really well. He is figuring out his balance and has learned not to throw his body backwards. At least, most of the time!

My favorite picture of the bunch. How can you resist this face??

Our little guy has made some great strides this month in sleeping. He decided that he did NOT like to be rocked to sleep (what kid doesn't like that?), and he would scream and cry and push against us once we did our sleep-time routine of swaddling him and rocking him. It felt like we were keeping him awake, he would calm down and start to drift off and then his eyes would pop open and he would see us and start all over again! So we tried eliminating the rocking and just loosely swaddling him from the waist down and putting him to bed awake. We have been doing that for a few weeks now and he cries much less, believe it or not! Even on the first day we tried it, he cried for a total of 15 minutes and then slept through the entire night. Now it is abnormal for him to get up to eat even once a night and he usually sleeps all the way from 8pm to 6:30/7am in the morning. We didn't mean to get him to sleep through the night, in fact I am kind of sad about it because I loved our once a night cuddles, but it feels like he was ready to sleep longer and just needed us to let him do it on his own. Why do babies have to grow up so quickly????

He is starting to grow out of his 3-6 month size clothes, all of his pants are too short and things are starting to get pretty snug. He seems hungry all the time, but it is hard to tell if he is hungry or if he just wants to chew on things. He might be working on a tooth, I guess we will just have to wait and see!

5 month check up stats:
Weight: 14 lbs (5th percentile) *he was 15th percentile at last appointment*
Height: 26 inches (45th percentile) *he was 21st percentile at last appointment, so big jump!*

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