Thursday, June 30, 2011

5 months old Post

I have been needing for ONE WEEK already needing to make his 5 month milestones post, but I have been so busy!



He is playing SO much now!!! He likes to stand mostly (with support obviously), and now that he grab things, this makes this so fun!!




See the drool?!?! I have been getting LOTS of wet kisses lately.


Daniel’s stats:

Weight: 17 pounds.

Height: ? We will find out at his 6-month appointment

Size 2 diapers.

3-6 but more comfortably 6-9 month clothes


He is still doing really well with nursing.

He eats 7am, 9:45, 12:30, 4, and 8:00 p.m. give or take a half hour.

I have been VERY SLOWLY introducing him to solids. We pretty much fed him rice cereal ONE time, and have since just stuck with real food.

I have made him:


sweet potatoes

green beans (which he spat at me forcefully)


I have bought for him:


He seems to be doing better with this each time. Actually last night, he ate the peas pretty excitedly. I learned from buying one jar of Gerber baby food that Daniel might eat the food I make him a little better if it were just a tad more soupy. I don’t think he likes the consistency that I make it. Although I won’t make it like soup that will drip from the spoon like Gerber, I will work harder to make it as smooth as possible for awhile until he gets used to the tastes that he is experiencing. So far, we have had no problem with any irritation, constipation, etc with with food. Again, it is mostly just for practice, and we don’t do it everyday. I would say he eats something other than milk  2 times a week.


THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! He is such a super sleeper.

Bedtime: 8:00 p.m. but I think he is wanting to go to bed sooner and sooner here lately.

He wakes up around 6:45am. (Dennis usually just goes in there to get him and he is awake) and he brings him to me, and I feed him.

I immediately take him back to his bed.

he sleeps until about 9:45. (he has been known multiple times in this month to sleep until 10:30-11:45!!!)

At 9:45ish I will feed him again.

He starts to tire again for another long nap around noonish.

12:30-1:00 p.m. (depending on when morning nap ends) he goes back down for afternoon nap.

I can pretty much count on him sleeping until 3:30-4:15. It is a nice long nap!

He goes back down at 8:00ish


Fun things:

he SMILES SO BIG when I go get him from his crib in the morning.

He rolls easily (but not very frequently) to his back from his stomach. He pretty much still hates to be on his belly.

Wants to sit up and stand instead of sit.

LOVES to be naked- (or diapered only)

still loves his mobile in his crib

starting to laugh so much more!!! “BOO!” usually gets a giggle when we play hide and seek. Picking him way up in the air usually gets a huge smile if not a laugh.

Calms super easy if I hold him.

LOVES his toys!!! He loves to play! Will pick his toy up, and goes straight for his mouth that is usually wide open with his tongue sticking out.

likes sweet things like ice cream, syrup, etc.

still crooks his foot when nurses.

DOES NOT sleep in the bed with us anymore.

Content. Happy. Non-fussy. Easy.

He is such a joyful addition to our family. We love him dearly, and he adds so much to my day. Motherhood is so great. I can’t wait to do this again.

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