Sunday, March 3, 2013

Caleb 5 Months

Our sweet baby boy is five months old!
He is such a wonderful baby.
We tried to feed him a bit of squash, even though we had said we would wait, because he had been waking up so much at night. We had him on the tiniest portion once a day and that cut his milk intake by 1/3-1/2 and he was still waking up at night. So we stopped the squash and his feeding went back to normal which is about five 8 ounce bottles per day.
He still has a stuffy nose. It's been going on for more than 2 months now. Recently, it had been getting worse because it keeps waking him up at night sometime 3 or 4 times when he had previously slept 10-12 hours without waking up at night. A friend suggested that I eliminate dairy and after some research we decided it was worth a try. We also switched his saline drops and got a new fancy booger sucker. This last night he only woke up once to eat. He still seems to have quite a few boogers but I've only been off dairy for a week. From what I have read it will take at least 2-3 weeks for real improvement. We would LOVE to be able to sleep through the night again!
He is getting harder to swaddle.We use blankets my mom made just for him that are 2 yards long. Yes, he is that wide! Sometime it takes both of us to get him swaddled. I have to sing or make funny noises to distract him while I swaddle him by myself. He love being sung too.
He notices quicker when we leave the room and will start to call for us and get upset if we are gone for too long but he is still such a happy, gentle, patient baby.
He still loves a good conversation. The variety of sounds he makes is expanding quickly. He has recently added "mama" and a kissing sound. I'm not sure which I love more!
He is getting really fast at grabbing toys and putting them in his mouth. He will drag toys towards him and sometimes scoot a few inches when on his belly to get to a toy or book. He is a big fan of the wire whisk and the tape measure. He will help me turn the pages of books we I read to him. He is completely fascinated when he sits outside looking up at our evergreen tree. He loves his bouncey and bouncer. He found his feet much earlier this past month but they don't seem to be nearly as entertaining as his big brother is to him. I often find Caleb watching Archie with looks of joy and admiration.
He dislikes laying on his back for too long but will be so happy to sit up and play with toys. He is a great sitter. He still gets so excited that he falls backwards every so often so we leave the Boppy Pillow around him so that if he falls has a soft place to land. His abs are incredibly strong. He can almost do a sit up on his own.

He is now wearing size 18-24 month clothes.

1 comment:

  1. K is mostly wearing 12-18 month clothes. Crazy that she is 16 months older and quite a bit smaller.