Monday, September 1, 2014

5 Months Old!

I'm on a roll - here's the five month update too!

Miles turned 5 months old on August 18th and I forgot to take a picture for a few days, but I assure you he still looked like this:

I thought about changing his onesie, but then I left it because drool stains are part of our life these days.  Miles has two teeth, and seems to be working on some more because saliva pours from his mouth all day.  He goes through all 15 of his bibs each week!

At 5 months, Miles is a lot more confident and capable in his movements - he holds his own bottles now, rolls around happily in his pack n play (but only to the left - our son, Derek Zoolander, hasn't figured out the other direction yet), and is starting to work on sitting up. 

He's grown a lot, and weighs 16 lbs 13 oz as of a doctor visit for a hacking cough on September 1st.  I just packed up an alarming amount of outgrown clothes, and can't believe my little baby is so tall and chunky!

He's still cheerful and giggly, too  :)

August also brought my first attempt at single parenting, when Nick ended up being away for a week while attending a conference and his grandma's funeral.  I want to personally award medals to the ladies who do this all the time - it was very hard!  However, we made it through and welcomed him home along with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Andrea and Uncle Max.  And toys!

This month Miles also attended his first birthday party for his friend Emilia (hence the sharp overalls outfit above) and took another trip to St. Louis since we'd pre-paid for the trip long ago and couldn't get a refund. We were glad to spend more time with Grandpa Jones, and meet up with my sweet friend Tiffany and her husband Chris for brunch.

[Side note: I highly recommend a sling like ours for flying and general errand running.  It lets me have free hands, and the dude feels safe and happily looks around while we get stuff done. This is where I got mine.]

At 5 months Miles also got cleared to eat stage 1 baby foods, and it's been a hit!  So far he's eaten green beans, pears, yellow squash, sweet potato, and apples.  Sometimes we combine it with rice cereal, sometimes not, and he's been filling up on formula bottles and food to the degree that he has begun sleeping through the night most nights.  It has been GLORIOUS!  He goes to bed around 8:00-8:30 and wakes up around 7:00.  We've also been working on putting him to bed while still awake so he can learn to fall asleep on his own, and he seems to be capable, since he sometimes puts himself back to sleep at night unless he's stuck in a corner of his crib.  Fingers crossed he keeps this up and we can avoid any cry it out situations.

That's all, folks!  Hopefully I can get back on schedule and bring you a 6 month update sometime in September.  We'll see.

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