26 September 2015

Michael Robert - 5 Months Old

Better late than never with this update, huh? The photos were taken in a timely manner; this post however, not so much...

Happy HAPPY five months of life Mikey!! Seriously, Mike has to be one of the happiest (and most ticklish) babies on the planet. His laugh is infectious and he has the most amazing sense of humor. We find he is only ever upset if he is tired, in his carseat or has just gotten body slammed by a toddler. Fair enough, right?


infant development


Numbers || Mike did not have a doctors appointment this month so I don't have the down and dirty stats this time. Given his clothing size and overall sturdiness (and leg rolls), I'm going to scientifically hypothesize that he is somewhere in the 18 pound neighborhood.


5 month baby development

Diet || Breastmilk. All day everyday. And I do mean allllllll day...

5 month baby boy development
aaaand his hands or whatever else he or his sister can manage to get in his mouth...

Loves || Being naked, being tickled, his paci, the swing, being worn in the Ergo, faces, his hands, his feet, putting everything in his mouth, Mallory, the dogs, talking, his play mat, smacking his tummy,


5 month baby boy development


Loathes || The carseat. It must run in the family... ;)


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Clothes || Generally speaking Michael is wearing 9 month clothing. He seems to have shorter legs (sorry bout that son! My bad...) so he can still get away with wearing 6 month pants but can wear t-shirts as large as 12 months! Oh and still size 4 diapers!


infant development


Baby Gear || Not much has changed in this regard since last month. He did rediscover his obsession with his paci and play mat though. These pacis by MAM are his favorite (some glow in the dark which is HUGE for Mom & Dad in the middle of the night!!) and we still have and love this play mat by Skip Hop from when Mally was a baby.


baby development


Sleep || We can't complain about Mike's sleep "schedule." He still sleeps better than his sister, buuuuut that is an extremely low bar to surpass. ;) Mike starts his night around 8:30pm and starts his day around 8am. He wakes up 3-4 times during the night but goes back to sleep quickly. As far as napping goes he seems to like a 1-2 hour nap around 10am then another 1-2 hour nap around 4pm --but nothing concrete with of course a few little cat naps sprinkled in throughout the day.


5 month baby development


Social/Milestones || Discovering his feet was the most exciting milestone for Michael this month. He's allll about his feet! We are learning that Mike is definitely more social than Mallory was at this age. He is excited whenever someone talks to him, even strangers, whereas Mallory was always a bit more skeptical of new people. He loves to chat, coo and giggle--like I said, happiest guy EVER! His joy is completely contagious!


5 month baby boy development

5 month baby development


Health || While the rest of us have spent the better part of the past month with a lingering cold, Mike has been unscathed! That boob juice is some crazy stuff I tell ya! Although I'd be lying if I said I haven't wondered why he hanse even had as much as a sniffle yet. I mean, he is damn near 6 months old and nothin'!


5 month baby development


5 month baby development


Until next month's baby book entry update...

Which is now in like 2.5 weeks because this one is so late. #secondbornprobs


Check out Mallory's 5 month update here!

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