Thursday, July 12, 2012

Max is 5 Months Old!

Stats- We went a few weeks ago and he was just about 14 pounds (23%),  Height- 24 1/2" (27%), Head Circumference- 16 3/4 (51%).
Personality- He is a happy little boy. He loves to smile especially when you smile at him. He will smile at strangers if they talk to him. He does still love his voice and I have been calling him a pterodactyl (dinosaur) because he just screams (usually in a happy loud way, but he can turn on you). It's funny, he always makes us laugh. He is happiest in the morning after he wakes up. If he gets fussy, I have been using the moby wrap and having his face forward, he loves to look around and I just walk around the house. He also really loves his stroller. We have been using it without the carseat and we can go pretty much anywhere now if we have him in it and he will be happy. He doesn't fully fit in it, but good enough to be strapped in. 
He really is just the cutest little thing. We love him so much. 
Eating- He is still breastfeeding every 3 hours. We tried to move to a 4 hour in between schedule, but Max runs the show here and that was not in his plans. He is always on the go and def. has my metabolism so he is a hungry boy all the time. He is still loving rice cereal and we have slowly started introducing some pureed baby foods that I make. He is so interested in foods and loves everything and wants more. We have tried pears, apples and sweet potatoes. I wasn't planning on starting till 6 months, but he really seems like he needs something in addition to the breast milk and he eats like a champ. We are doing 2 oz of baby food in the morning and evening along with about 2 TBS of rice cereal in the morning and some evenings.
Sleeping- Or as this photo says, sleeping!?! I'm suppose to do that? Just kidding, he's getting a little better. Finally slept through the night a few times recently so I think the additional food is def. helping. He's going to bed around 7:30/8pm with a dream feed at 11pm and he wakes up at 6:30am. He does still wake up hungry 1 or 2 times on a bad night, but how can you get mad at that sweet face. 
 He naps 3-4 times a day for about 45mins-1 hour each and sometimes we can get a 2 hour one on a good day. He is still napping in his swing a majority of the time. Yes, he's getting too big for it. We just got some darkening shades for his room so it's not so bright in there during the day to try to get him to nap in there more.
 Development- He doesn't sit still.... Ever. Example above... and below.
 He is ready to G-O. Anywhere and everywhere. He rolled over from his back to stomach on June 18th and does it every time he is on his back. He just doesn't love being on his stomach once he gets there. 
He loves his car walker and can now almost run all around the downstairs. I am so glad we have wood floors on the whole bottom level. He loves it. 
If you hold something out in front of him he will grab it so well and bring it straight to his mouth. He is still so drooly and wants everything in his mouth. We use bibs all day. He is also very interested in Molly. He follows her in the car and just stares at her. Molly doesn't mind because of the food remnants he has to offer. 
                                                 He loves playing with toys with his feet. 

 He still prefers to be standing rather than sitting if you are holding him. He looks like he's chillaxing here. 
 Randoms- He is in Pampers swaddlers size 2 diapers
-I have officially moved him to 6 month clothes
-He still has cradle cap on the top portion of his head.
-No teeth yet, I check every day
-I haven't found a job yet so I am loving being home with Max right now. It still takes two of us (Gigi-my mom) and I to take care of him and I am thankful she is here! Max loves his Gigi!
 Max still has blue eyes... I am pretty sure they are staying. He's just so adorable. I am so lucky to be his mommy. 
 Here are a few comparisons to last month. We got a new camera (more on that later) so the coloring is diff. and of course I don't know how to use it, but you get the gist of it. 
He's filling out, what a big boy! Precious baby. 
Keeping it real. This is what the house looks like with all Max's contraptions. The one closest to this text is a rainforest jumperoo that he doesn't love yet. I just got it at Kids 2 Kids store. Pin It


The Wanna-be Southern Belle said...

Glad to hear your listening to your baby and not the books as far as the food goes...I'm sure he does need it and is loving it! :) In a month or so he'll start to love that jumperoo too! He really really really is adorable!! Those blue eyes would melt my heart every time :)

Chris said...

Happy 5 months max, so fun to watch him grow! And he plays a good pirate as well!

Mock family said...

that Max is really filling out!! good boy! I wonder if Hadley will look anything like him? (in a good way?)

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