12.09.2013

Baby Mills: 5 Months

I'm a little late on this but Miller is 5 months old! I cannot believe how fast the time is going by and that in a little over 2 weeks he will be half a year old.
I think this last month has been my favorite.  He has really gone from helpless baby to full blown infant who wants to do so many things by himself.  Watching him grow and change every day has been amazing.   Every milestone he hits is bittersweet because I'm so excited for him to reach them and so sad that he's growing up so fast. 


Weight: 16 lbs
Length: 27 inches

Clothes:  We closed out Miller's 4th month still is 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.  Most of his pj's and one pieces are too short now for his long arms and legs but he can still squeeze his skinny self into the 3-6 month onesies.  I just pulled out and washed all his 6-9 month and 6-12 month clothes because I'm ready for new outfits. 

Health: I'm happy to say this month was great for health!  No colds, sniffles, etc and his spitting up has drastically improved.  I'm not sure if that is because of maturing digestive system or the reduction of dairy in my diet- I still eat it but I've cut down a lot.  Either way I'll take it! 




Diet: We are currently 90/10 breastmilk to formula.  The one formula bottle a day has been a huge help and has brought my supply back up so much.  I also think adding the formula helped decrease my stress which also helped my supply.  Just about 2 weeks to make it to my goal of 6 months!

Sleep: Was awesome this month! Due to the spitting up we kept him in the Rock n Play and didn't try to force the crib.  He goes to bed at 7pm, wakes up to eat sometime between  3-4am and then is back to sleep until 7am.  He takes two naps a day the first one at 9am for 1.5-2 hrs and the second one at 2pm for 2-2.5hrs.  He likes to "talk" himself to sleep for about 10-15 mintues before he falls asleep and we let him sleep with a lovie.   I think the mistake we made when he was sleeping so poorly was trying to force the crib on him when he was having such bad spit up issues. Now that we have the sleeping down and spitting up under control we are going to work on the transition to the crib. 
 
Baby Gear Love:   Angel Deal lovies,  FP rainforest activity mat, Evenflo Exersaucer, FP Jumperoo,   Baby Jogger City Mini, Diaper genie, Rock n Play sleeper, Baby Bjorn, Dr. Brown Bottles, Bumbo seat, Brica Baby in Sight Magical Firefly Auto Mirror, Baby Einstein Take along tunes, Sassy Baby Keys, Sophie the giraffe, Teething toys

This is my concentration face

Likes:  Eating, playing on his playmat, the bumbo seat, taking a bath and splashing in the water, taking walks in the stroller, his lovies that he has to be holding or have on his face when he's sleeping, grabbing onto Layla's fur, grabbing on to his car seat toys, grabbing Mommy's hair and necklaces, grabbing onto anything Mommy or Daddy are holding- such as cups, iphones, pens, etc., loves pulling at the placemat and grabbing wine glass stems or forks,  rolling over and over and over,  putting everything he gets his hands on into his mouth!


Dislikes: Pacifiers and being hungry

Crying: The beginning of teething caused a lot of tears at the end of the month but they were short lived.  In general he is such a happy guy and really only cries when he's very hungry or overly tired, otherwise he never stops smiling. 

Milestones:
- Rolling over and over and over.  He loves to roll himself right off his playmat and try to reach the coffee table.  That has since been pushed out of his way after we watched him try to gnaw on it a few times after reaching it
- Pulling toys closer to himself and passing them from hand to hand
- Turning his head toward noises especially Mommy, Daddy, dog barking, and the TV
- Turning himself around and around in his exersaucer and jumperoo
- Talks all the time and loves to hear himself scream which causes him to laugh and laugh
- Holds onto his bottle with both hands
- 1st Halloween!! 
- Beginning of teething 

 Little Alligator

Non stop rolling

 Social/Visitors: This was such a busy month for Miller!  We attended two first birthday parties and it was so fun to watch him interacting and concentrating on the other babies in the room.   He definitely has FOMO (fear of missing out) and wants to be in the middle of the action! He is also a total ham for the camera and flirt around people- he absolutely loves people and just smiles non stop when anyone talks to him or someone new holds him.  He also got to meet Baby Brendan one of my good friend's son's who is 4 months younger than him- I can't wait until they're bigger and can be buddies!



Postpartum: I have lost all the baby weight I gained plus 2lbs which means since January 2013 I managed to put on 40lbs and lose 42lbs which is so crazy.  The human body really is amazing.  I'm back in all of my old clothes but again not everything fits the same.  I'm not sure how that happens but it does.   Since the weather has gotten sooo cold my exercising has come to halt but I'm planning to join the gym by our house and start using it to help tone back up.  I think a lot of my weight loss has been muscle mass from lack of exercise.  


8 comments :

  1. Loooved reading this!! We're taking our little guy on his first vacation when he's about 5-6 months old so I was curious at what stage he'd be at! So glad to hear it's a fun age! And omg you're little guy is SUCH a cutie!!! I love that pic of him flirting with the camera! Adorable. Grrreat job on losing all the weight plus more too!! You're an inspiration! I'm nervous I'm going to hit that 40 lb mark so I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one.. I'll definitely be re-reading these for my own post-partum motivation!

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  2. i see he is wearing diapers by the honest company - we plan to use those as well! has your experience with the company been good?

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  3. That last picture is cracking me up! LIttle pimp baby with that smirk!

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  4. He's so adorable and what a fun month! This post gave me total baby fever again!

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  5. I think our babes are getting to be at such a fun age! It's so crazy how much they change just on a daily basis! Remember that comment you left about the honest diapers giving him a rash? That just happened to Savanna. We had to switch back to Pampers. I'm so bummed because they really are adorable diapers! We should petition to Pampers asking them for prints!

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  6. He's so cute!! Him and Ronan are about the same size, too bad they aren't close enough to be playmates :) He is so adorable! Ronan is starting to discover his feet now too, although he hasn't quite got them in his mouth yet - that's probably next though! has he gotten any teeth yet? I thought Ronan was hurting a few weeks ago from teething but nothing yet.

    XOXO

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  7. he is so adorable nat!!! congrats on the baby weight and more, that is amazing - and diet tips for what you ate? the one thing I never can control is the eating, so I work out for an hour a day and then basically erase it at dinner. womp womp

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  8. Your kid is so sweet. Kids are very interesting in nature they always do unexpected. I love kids.

    Regards,
    Diaper Bags

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