Wednesday, June 10, 2009

5 months

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5 months
I know this is about a week late, but better late than never!! Grant is now 5 months!! And of course, it has flown by!! (I could not find a 3 month pic to post above. I have WAY too many pics on my computer!!)

Grant at 5 months:

  • Weight: 16 1/2 lbs
  • Height:26 1/2 inches
  • Still sleeps 8-10 hours at night
  • Usually takes a 1 hour morning nap and then cat naps the rest of the day
  • Is already wearing 9 month clothing!!
  • Has learned to roll from back to stomach, but gets stuck there b/c he can't roll back to his back. After being on his stomach for a while he will get upset and start fussing. Two nights last week I heard him on the monitor just mad as a hornet b/c he had rolled over on his tummy and could not get back over. No fun for mom and dad when it is 4 am!!
  • Laughs out loud or squeals like a girl when mom or dad do something funny!
  • Has a ball in his door jumper and bouncer. This is so funny to watch!
  • Continues to look like dad, but is definitely a Mommy's boy so far.
  • His hair hasn't changed much from last month, but his eyes are starting to look blueish-greenish.
  • Eats every 3-4 hours
  • Has started rice cereal, about 1-2 tbl at a time, but hasn't mastered to art of swallowing it yet. In the speech pathology world we would say that he has "poor A-P propulsion with tongue thrust present." His doctor said that the rice cereal is for our entertainment mainly...he gets all the nutrition and hydration he needs from me. We'll keep trying till he gets more interested.
  • No signs of any teeth yet.
  • Puts anything he can get his hands on in his mouth.
  • Likes to reach out for whatever mom is putting in her mouth.
  • Made his first trip to the church nursery last weekend. He did really well and did not cry when we left him...I'm sure that will come eventually!
  • He has discovered that he can make a couple of different sounds with his voice this month. He also sucks on his bottom lip and blows "raspberries." It's like he has discovered he has a mouth. So cute!
  • Is much more observant this month. He will follow me with his eyes when I leave the room.
  • Still loves his bath!! He soaks the bathroom counter with all his splashing.
  • Has found himself in the mirror and likes to laugh at himself.
  • Is the joy of our lives!!

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