Is it really true? Have 5 months already gone by? My little bitty baby has suddenly grown into such a big boy who can do so many things. I am enjoying every single second with him especially since I am able to be with him all day. I know it is probably bad, but I can't stand to be away from him at all. I had to go to work last Friday and it killed me to be away from him. I am trying not to think about going back to work in the Fall and just enjoy every minute I have with Logan.
These last few weeks have been very exciting. Logan is now sitting by himself, grabbing everything in site, chomping on anything he can fit in his mouth, eating rice cereal, trying to scoot when he's on his tummy, sleeping with out the swaddle ...I could continue, but I don't want to go on and on about my baby... (oops, already did!) :)
Weight: 17lbs. 10 oz.
Length: 26 1/2 in.
Eating: Logan is still nursing 6-7 times a day, and unfortunately still waking up once during the night for a little snack. We are working on breaking this, but at 3:00 am, it's so much easier to just pop him on, rather than try for 20 minutes to get him to just fall back asleep. He also started rice cereal yesterday (see below!)
Wearing: Logan is wearing 9 month clothes now. I told Chris I think he grew an inch in a week. I put an outfit on him last week, and again this week and the pants suddenly became capris! He is finishing up the last few size 2 diapers that we have in the house and then we are moving on to size 2-3 and 3's.
Sleeping: He is taking a few cat naps during the day that last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour and half. He goes down for the night around 8:30 or 9:00, wakes up around 3:00 am, to eat, again at 7:00 am and goes back to sleep until about 8:30. It's nice being able to sleep in with him and snuggle in the morning. (Yes, I put him in the bed after he eats at 7:00) :)
Social Skills: Logan is a F-L-I-R-T!! I took him with me to the dentist today and he was flirting with all the ladies there. He loves for people to talk to him, then he smiles and coos back. He is reaching for everything, including hair, noses, lips and fingers. He is still talking like crazy. Chris and I recorded it the other night. I am going to try to figure out how to post it on here. He is just started to belly laugh. It is really cute to get him going with tickles or kissing his feet! He has also recently noticed Lilly and is a little obsessed with her. He loves to watch her and he gets so excited when she runs around. Lilly is still pretty unsure about him and keeps her distance.
Motor Skills: Our biggest accomplishment is sitting. I am still amazed that he can sit by himself. He sits for several minutes and you can tell when he gets tired because he starts to lean forward. He then realizes he can suck his toes so he doesn't mind too much! He is not only pushing up on his arms, but lifting his whole chest off the floor. He has gotten so much better about tummy time. He seems to like it so much more now, because I think he has figured out he can move when he is on his tummy. He even started to tuck his legs up under himself, but hasn't figured out how to propel himself forward. I'm sure that will be coming soon. He is still getting a little bit of prune juice a few nights a week and loves to grab the bottle. He also tried grabbing the spoon tonight when Daddy fed him his cereal. He is still working on getting the paci back in his mouth once he takes it out, but quickly gets distracted when he realizes his hands are just as good.
I love this picture because this is what he does all day. Hands go straight to the mouth.
Sitting like a big boy!
My first taste of rice cereal!
Logan first tried the cereal yesterday, and you could tell he was a little unsure at first, but was really into it after a few bites. When we gave it to him tonight, he finished a whole bowl of it and was whining for more. I made it a little thicker tonight and he seemed to like it. He was taking big bites, and swallowing it right down. We are going to do the rice for a few more days, then try oatmeal!