Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Growing up too quickly!

I started writing a new post a few days ago...then got totally side tracked.  I was reading it over today and realized that there was no point in even posting it any more, as things around here change so quickly with a baby!

My original post was about teething and baby food!  At the time I was writing it Cole was cutting his second tooth and had begun a food strike.  After our last doctors visit, we decided to move forward with solids since the little man was eating too many bottles a day.  We were doing really well with it too until that damned second tooth started to make its appearance!  All of a sudden Cole didn't want to eat anything anymore.  Thankfully as soon as his second tooth cut through the gums he began to eat again. 

Eating has been a fun little adventure.  When we first started more food ended up...well...anywhere BUT in his mouth!  After a couple of days he became a pro and was actually diving for the spoon before I could put it in his mouth.  We've had rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, apples and pears so far.  As of now, he likes everything!!  Every couple of days we try out a new fruit or veggie, and I have decided we are going to give meat a try in the very near future (trying meat grosses me out lol...have you seen what it looks like in a baby food jar?!).  Since I know that he likes quite a few fruits and veggies so far, I have started making up our own purees.  It's so quick and easy and so much cheaper than buying the jarred stuff.  I enjoy giving him new things to try and watching his little face for a reaction (some much funnier than others!).

Since we've started on solids, I can already that he has started putting on more weight than before, this and I think we are packing on the pudge before our 6 month growth spurt hits.  First we get all pudgy and then we get long and lean.

I can't believe how quickly time is flying a couple of weeks my little Peanut is going to be 6 months old maternity leave and time at home will be half over.  I'm so proud of the little person he is becoming and I'm excited for what is still yet to come!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

5 Month Update

Age: 5 months
Date of Appt.: August 14th, 2012
Weight: 17lbs 6oz
Height:  27inches
Sleeping Patterns: You are still a great sleeper.  You take two long naps during the day and one short nap around dinner time.  At night you are going to bed around 9:30-10pm and you sleep until about 7am or later.  You have started sleeping on your tummy with your bum up in the air now...honestly it is one of the cutest things ever!  I'm also really proud of you because you have started taking your naps in your crib during the day and have learned to fall asleep on your own.
Eating Patterns: you are eating about 7.5oz every 4 hours or so...sometimes sooner
Anything You'd Like to Add?:
You've hit a few milestones this month!  You learned to roll belly to back this month, which got rid of a lot of the frustration of being on your tummy.  You have also started sitting on your own unassisted.  We've been practicing this a lot in the last couple of weeks and each week you seem to be a bit more stable on your own.  You have also started to prop yourself up on all no time you are going to be crawling!  In the last week you have started cutting your first tooth, I'm sure it is only a matter of days before we can see it!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Goodbye July, Hello August...

July seems to have just flown by!  It was a fun month though, spent mostly with friends and family.

Cole has grown up a lot this month as well, it's crazy to remember the little person that we brought home in March that slept all day long and couldn't do anything for himself and then look at the little man I have infront of me now :)  This month we have:
  •  perfected rolling onto our tummy (which is how we prefer to be most of the time, sleeping on our tummy every night now...)
  • learned to roll from belly to back (which isn't very graceful looking)
  • perfected the baby push up and learned to army crawl
  • are almost sitting up completely unassisted (but that's still going to take some practice!) 
It's amazing how fast they grow.  We also started swimming lessons this week.  These lessons consist of a lot of moving around in the pool and being dunked, but it's fun Mommy and Cole time.

 I look forward to all of the growth and changes that are going to happen this month.  It's going to be a busy month for Mommy and Daddy. Almost every weekend this month is already planned out.  This weekend we have our only wedding this year and friends are coming to visit.  We will probably end the weekend with a BBQ with the neighbours, since that seems to be our new weekly thing :)  Next weekend we are going up to a friend's cottage for 3 days, the weekend after that is our wedding anniversary and then the last weekend of August Mike has a volleyball tournament.  Lots of fun and exciting things happening!  Cole has his 5 month check up on the 14th, so that will most likely be the next time I update.