Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 Months!

Conor is 5 months old today!

As you can see he is quite excited about this!!! He was also very excied about Thanksgiving. (He would like you to please excuse his post nap hair.)

It has been an exciting month for Conor. He has perfected rolling and is pushing up well on his tummy. He can pull his knees up under him but hasn't managed to get up on all fours yet, although he does scoot forwards and backwards with his knees. He is trying to tripod and has done it for a few seconds but doesn't quite have the balance down yet. He also likes to stand (assisted of course, although he is very strong and doesn't need much help.)

He is sleeping better, on occasion. He does very well going down for the night. Now that he can roll he sleeps on his tummy. He will sleep through the night a few nights in a row, then go back to waking several times. He is now taking three naps a day, almost always in his crib, usually 45 minutes although ocasionally 1.5 hours! I strongly suspect he is teething and hope they break through soon!

Age 5 months

Weight 17.6 lbs (on our scale)

Lenght 27.5" (by my measurement)

Size 6 month clothes, size 3 diapers (4's overnight!)

Eyes Still blue

Hair getting very long, and he's worn a thin spot on his temples from sleeping on his tummy!

Teeth none yet, but appears to be teething and his bottom gums look swollen

Sleeping sometime through the night, sometimes up once, sometimes up several times..... He likes to keep it interesting!

Eating dairy free breastmilk (we tested the waters with some dairy and he had yucky green poop :( ) Nurses 5-6 times a day with one 7 oz bottle \at bedtime

Movement scooting on his tummy, pushing up with his arms, standing assisted

Milestones blowing raspberries, tripods briefly

Outings Halloween costume party, Christmas shopping with Mommy (and the unsuccessful quest for the $0.49 Leap Frog Alphabet Pal)

Favorite toys/activities Jumperoo, Mortimer the Moose, Winnie the HorseHippo, Winkel, Loopapalooza, peekaboo, singing songs, taking baths

Words/sounds Bzzzzzz, rasberries, loud shrieks

Memorable moments Thanksgiving at Nana and Grandpa's

Friday, November 6, 2009

Why baby boys are more fun than baby girls

I love baby boy clothes!!! Baby girl clothes are cute and all, but I love how my little man looks like, well, a little man!

It was even better after we put his "loafers" on!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A big day for sleep

Today Conor put himself to sleep for two naps and again at bedtime!!!!! This is huge - he hasn't done this since he was a newborn. Usually I have to rock, nurse or wear him to sleep. At his 4 mo. appt. last week the pedi said he should be able to go down "drowsy but awake" at this age. I actually rolled my eyes at her because Conor hasn't been able to do this in a long time. Until today.

We were playing on the floor and his eyes started to get very heavy, and before I knew it he was asleep. He rolled on his side and took a good nap right there on the floor. A few hours later he did it again. This time he rolled mostly on his tummy with his little butt up in the air.

At bedtime he fell asleep in the glider so I put him down, but he woke up and cried once he hit the crib. I picked him up and he quieted down but wouldn't close his eyes. I set him back down in the crib awake with his paci and quietly moved to the glider to wait. After about 15 minutes he drifted off to sleep.

I think this is quite possibly the most important "milestone" he's hit yet! There's hope yet for long naps and sleeping through the night again. It may not last but I'm going to enjoy it for now.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monkey Business

Yesterday was Conor's first Halloween! He was a monkey for his party and an owl for his playgroup on Tuesday. He also played a trick on mom and dad by waking up more than usual last night.