Baby Matthew: 5 Months and Favorites

Some how I blinked and Matthew turned five months old, on April 4th!  I swear it goes by 100x faster the second time around.   I'm almost 10 days late on this but better late than never right?! 

- If I had to guess I would say you weight around 16lbs and are 26 inches long.  You don't seem to be as big as your brother at this age and it appears I'm going to have another skinny boy.  Of course at the rate you're going you and your big brother will probably be the same size come September.   The past month has been so much fun with your.  Your personality is coming through and you are just so easy going and laid back.  You love being a part of the family and watching your big brothers every move.   I love seeing how much you change everyday. 

Diet: You're about 80/20 breastmilk to formula.  My supply has completely dropped off which is exactly what happened with your brother around this time.   The only problem is that over the past two days you suddenly won't take a bottle!!  You've taken one fine for months but I think that you might be teething too because your appetite has been decreased over the past few days.   I'm hoping that's our only problem and nothing more since mama is supposed to go away for 3 days next weekend and we really need you to like that bottle!!

Clothes:  You still fit in most of your 3-6 month clothes but there are a few sleepers that are snug in length.  I see you staying in this size over the next month and I'm in no hurry to move you to 6-9 month clothes yet!

Health:  You've had a few sniffles here and there thanks to having an older brother but nothing too serious.  You did have a fever after your four month shots which is the first fever I've had with either babies in 21 months!  It was only 100.3 but man were you uncomfortable and cranky.  It was so sad seeing you like that.

Mood:  You are the happiest baby in the world! You smile all the time and are so laid back.  You are a typical second child and just completely go with the flow.   We can already see your personality coming through and you're definitely going to be more sensitive than your brother.  You get your feelings hurt easily and would prefer to be held and snuggled all day long.   You rarely ever cry but when you do you're usually pretty angry and frustrated.

Sleep:  You had a pretty bad four month sleep regression which we never really experienced with your brother because he was a horrible sleeper from the beginning.  Thankfully we are through it and we all survived.   You go down between 6:30-7pm, wake up at 10:30pm to eat and then again at 4:00am to eat.  You are usually up for the day around 6:30am.   You take about 3 naps a day but the time varies depending on what we have going on that day.  I try to make sure you have at least one of your naps in your crib or swing at home since sometimes your other ones are bound to be in the car. 

Milestones:  You love your hands and found your feet this month. You love to have one of them in your mouth at all times if you don't have a pacifier or Sophie.    You can roll from stomach to back and back to stomach but you don't do it continually yet.   You sit up really well in your bumbo seat and love, love, love the exersaucer.  You bounce in that thing non stop. 
You babble and scream all the time.  You giggle at everything.  I always felt like it was hard to make your brother laugh but you smile and laugh at everybody.  

Here are our baby gear favorites this month:

Matthew's Five Month Favorites

Bumbo seat-  You love this thing so that you can join us in all the action. We keep this on the kitchen table (I know soooo wrong) but you love to sit up here and watch your brother eat all his meals.  Don't worry mommy sits right next to you to monitor and avoid any falls. 

Sophie the giraffe- You LOVE this overpriced dog toy!! Miller was so-so with it but you love to have Sophie with you to chew on at all times.  

Baby bjorn carrier- Since you love to be carried and your brother is always running wild you spend a lot of time in this carrier strapped to me, but you love it.  Your brother was not a fan of being carried like this but you would stay in it all day long if I let you.  I still don't love the Baby Bjorn but haven't purchased a Ergo carrier yet because I'm hoping to find one second hand if possible. 

Avent Classic bottles- You babies always keep us guessing and you decided that you like the Avent Classic bottles much more than the Dr. Brown's ones your brother loved.  So that is what we're using these days, of course at this moment you don't seem to like bottles at all so we'll see!  My favorite part about these is so many less parts to clean so I hope you continue to like them. 

Bob Duallie stroller- You love going for walks and runs in this stroller with me and Miller.  You are usually asleep about 10 minutes into our walk and if you're awake you love for me to sit you up so you can see all the sites.  

Wubbanub pacifier-  You are still loving your wubbanub and thanks to the little stuffed animal you can usually pop that thing back into your mouth in the car or crib which saves me a lot of hassle and crying.  Whoever invented this is genius. 

Hanna Andersson Sleepers- We love these sleepers!  Since you and your brother are both long and lean I've found these to be my favorite sleepers since they don't have feet and fit snuggly.   The zipper also makes late night diaper changes so easy. 

Fisher Price Playmat- You love this playmat and could play on it all day.  I love watching you play with all the toys and ohhh and ahhh with the lights and music are playing.  I also love to watch you slam your legs around and giggle at yourself.  It's the cutest.  

Evenflo Exersaucer-  We brought out the exersaucer this month and you love it too.  You love to bounce but I think what you love most is that your big brother usually plays with it too while you're in it and you just babbble and smile at him the whole time.  It's the best to watch you two together.  

I can't believe how fast these five months have gone by Matthew and it feels like you've been a part of our family a lot longer than five months. We really can't remember a time before you.   We can't wait to see what the next month holds for and we can't wait to see what you learn next.



  1. He is just so so cute!! We love the bumbo seat too. Ergos are so hard to find second hand bc they last forever. I had teague in it past 2! I couldn't go back to the bjorn after it bc it is so much more comfortable. We love hanna sleepers too - do you add socks? I hope he starts taking the bottle again! Is it too soon to try a sippy?

  2. I love these posts, especially since our babes are about the same age! We have the Baby Bjorn too and have yet to break it out, but I think I'm ready to now that he's a bit bigger. I also just bought a jumperoo bc it seems as though he just wants to stand/bounce and gets antsy in all his chairs! He seems like such a happy baby!! And so adorable!!

  3. I love how your wrote this post to Matthew instead of just about him!! It was so sweet. My Jaxon turned 5 months on April 3rd. He's my 2nd also. My oldest is 3. I feel like time goes by faster with the 2nd one since your time and attention is divided. I'm with you on the baby bjorn! I'm not sure how we would survive if we didn't have one.

  4. No kidding - time flies! He is just such a sweet and happy looking baby. Now it's time for a girl ;)

  5. Ha I love that Sophie is an overpriced dog toy! We're going to be in some trouble once there's tons of baby toys all over the floor. Pixie is going to be in dog heaven! Loved this post and learning more about your sweet baby boy!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  6. He is absolutely out of this world adorable! That smile! Such a heartbreaker already! I hope he starts taking a bottle for you again soon!

  7. five months already?! great post..im taking notes on what to buy violet for the future! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  8. How did he get so big so fast?! He looks like the sweetest, happiest little guy! You are really doing such a great job and rocking it with two littles!

  9. What a doll! Costco has the Hanna Anderson sleepers right now- I picked up a couple for Deeds- such a deal!


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