Friday, May 29, 2009

5 months

It's official!! Crosby is 5 months old today!!!! We had to pull out the camera for perspective pictures. I can't believe how big he is getting. According to the puppy scale, Crosby is 15 pounds now. One of my favorite 'negative" reviews of the Chicco car seat was that the person did not like it because it got heavier as her baby got bigger. Hmmm. Believe it or not, Crosby's car seat has gotten heavier too!! Go figure!! I guess we should have gotten another brand... :) It is getting harder to lug him around. That being said, I decided to go ahead and order his convertible car seat a few weeks ago. After obsessing for months, I finally decided on the one I feel will be the safest. It is in so I just need to go and pick it up! I plan to make the switch when he is sitting unsupported. Mainly because it will make grocery shopping MUCH easier. The infant carrier takes up the whole buggy. Maybe I should write a negative review about that... :)

As far as his development is concerned, Crosby is getting more sturdy in sitting and in standing. He is becoming less and less of a "bobble head" and is getting close to being a "hip baby." Meaning, I can hold him at my side, propped on my hip! When he is on his back, he lifts his head and tries as HARD as he can to sit up! Poor thing doesn't get very far but you should see his abs!! ;) We are trying to spend more time in the exersaucer and Bumbo to work on core strength and trunk control. He still enjoys spending time with Mr. Octopus and Mrs. Kissy Fish on the activity mat. He can roll from prone to supine in both directions now and does so as soon as you put him on that tummy!!! He likes to roll side to side from a supine position but could care less about getting to his belly at this point. Is it bad that I am okay with that because it will keep him in one place a little longer??? I am scared of mobility...

I mentioned that I started giving him a woobie/lovey to cuddle with. He LOVES them!! I will have to show you what he does with them...soon. I got some pretty good footage today!!Hilarious!! Anyway, I find him asleep with both his arms wrapped around them. Just like his parents and their NAP pillows! Crosby still loves to talk, squeal and smile and is starting to laugh more when he is tickled. He continues to be "Mr. Serious" a lot of the time, giving the appearance of such a deep thinker! I am pretty sure that brain is working constantly!!

Crosby is sleeping through the night and has been for quite a while now. There have been one or 2 nights where I had to go in his room because he woke up randomly. All I had to do was give him his paci/bubba and he went back out. He has gotten much better at putting himself back to sleep at night. Nap times are a different story! He is still hit or miss with those. He takes at least 2 a day. Sometimes they are 2 1/2 hours. Other times they are 30 minutes. If he wakes up talking, life is good. If he wakes up crying, it is best to try and rock him back to sleep or he is crabby!! :) The longer the better for sure! I would love to get those a little more consistent but I haven't figured that one out yet!

I still haven't given Crosby rice cereal. He is really starting to watch us eat. He even grabbed for my glass and pulled it toward his mouth...like everything else!! So, we might try a round tomorrow to see how he does. He looks great in his new high chair, which I am very excited to use!! As you will soon see, he is growing like a weed. How happy am I that mom's milk has been doing the trick without a problem. I will for sure meet my pumping goal of 6 months, which thrills me. I have no problem keeping up with him at this point so there has been no need for formula in ages. As much as I hate to do it, we have to toss a whole can of Enfamil Lipil because it has been opened longer than recommended. Oh well... He takes a 7-8 ounce bottle first thing in the morning. The rest of his bottles are around 5-5 1/2 ounces through out the day. Overall, he averages 30 ounces a day, which seems to be about par for his age.

I know this is way more information that you ever wanted to read, but I don't want to forget what my 5 month old has been up to!! So, I will spare you from further details and get to the pictures...

Crosby with his bear...
And of course, one with Nugget...

In his chair with his bear...

This is SOOO much fun!!!!

Talking to his bear...
Mug shot...
It is getting harder and harder to catch his hands and feet when they are still!! Mr. Wiggle Worm doesn't stop moving these days!!

Sweet feet...
See here to compare...
I am one happy momma!! I am so madly in love with this little boy I can hardly stand it. I love waking up to his gummy grin. I love going to bed with the scent of his lotion on my hands. I love his super soft skin and the fuzzy strawberry blondish hair...that is there. He can spit up on me, poo on me...I don't care! I just love having this little guy in my life! What a great way to spend the past 5 months...loving sweet Crosby!!!!!

2 comments:

stance. said...

those pictures are so cute. i love his little smiling face!!

Dottie said...

Crosby is getting so big I can't believe it! I love keeping up with him every week. It is the next best thing to being there. I appreciated your sweet note. I love you all! Aunt Dot