A week or so ago, I had an actual moment where I felt a fog lifting from my brain. And when the moment was over, I looked down and realized I no longer had a newborn baby in my hands, but a
3 4 5 month old.
I’m really not sure where the last 5 months have gone, but all of the sudden I feel like I’m having to play catch up in this little guy’s life.
I spent so long in survival mode with him and the Little Man that I almost missed out on him transitioning from the newborn to baby stage.
His thrush is long gone and thankfully the symptoms that came with it. (Although the doctor claims he couldn’t have had reflux, I would beg to differ.) For the most part, he’s a very happy kid now and has a personality that reflects it!
Moments to remember with Baby Z:
- He loves to laugh — at his brother, at peek-a-boo, and can easily be tickled on his tummy.
- He still loves to be held. It took a LONG time for him to get to a place where we could set him down for longer than 2-3 minutes. Now he’ll make it through 10-20 minutes on his floor gym or 5-10 minutes in his bouncer without needing to be held. Within the last week, he officially outgrew his Rock ‘N Play, otherwise we’d still be laying him in there.
- He’s officially in his crib at night! (It took almost 2 months longer than the Little Man.) We’ve got some sleep issues right now, but he spent almost 2 months with a double ear infection and he’s now severely teething, so I think it’s expected. 4-5 hour stretches at night are awesome for us right now.
- He’s basically taking 2 naps a day. Although I know about when he’ll want to go down, when he wakes up always keeps me on my toes. (It might be 30 minutes…it might be 3 hours!) I take what I can get, and if it happens to coincide with brother’s nap time, I’m in Heaven!
- He had his first attempt at rice cereal last week to help with his sleep. It was a fail–he’s not quite sure what to do with it. We’ll try again soon!
- He’s sitting with some help. His upper body seems a little too heavy to support at the waist. With some right hand placement, he can hold himself up at a 45 degree angle.
- My favorite feature: His blue eyes.
I don’t have any stats to report other than he weighed 17 pounds at his last doctor’s visit to clear his ear infections and he’s wearing 6-9 month clothes — size 3 diapers.
So, now that my fog has lifted, I’ve been transported back to reality, and have this 5 month old in my hands, I’m excited to see what the next few months brings. I know he’ll be experiencing a lot of firsts that will come too quickly for me; teething, solids, sitting, moving. . . all too quickly, especially since it still feels like his birth was just yesterday!