Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Will at 5 months!

I thought that the newborn stage was my favorite, but I have to say that I am having so much fun right now!  The smiles, grins, giggles and squeals are so rewarding!  I'm having fun watching Will learn to do new things.  He has just recently figured out how to "jump" in his jumper!  It is the cutest thing ever!  He has so much fun jumping and I am excited to have another "tool" in my tool belt....if you know what I mean!  I still find it so hard to believe that five short months ago, he was this tiny baby that could barely hold his head up and, now, he's almost sitting up on his own!  Unbelievable!
The doctor was happy with his weight gain this month!  Will gained 1 lb 4 oz!  He's still only in the 5th percentile, but the doctor was very pleased!

5 month stats:
Weight: 13 lb 7 oz (5th percentile)
Height: 24 3/4 inches (15th percentile)

At 5 months:

~still eating every 3 hours (we're trying to put some weight on this boy!)
~sleeping from 6:30-7pm to 6:30-7am!  Still eating at 10:30pm, but he never wakes up!
~napping about 3 times per day.  Two longer naps and one shorter nap.
~LOVES eating rice cereal or oatmeal!  The minute I sit him in his highchair he begins to whine until that first bite goes into his mouth.  
~much to his Mommy's dismay, he has started taking the occasional bottle!  I'm having to learn to let go!
~fits perfectly into his 3 month clothing :)
~is starting to become a Momma's boy.  He doesn't like to me to be out of the room.
~is almost sitting up on his own.  He'll sit for a few seconds and then starts to fall over.  I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks he will be sitting all by himself.
~is SO MUCH BETTER about riding in the car!  Whew!  I have give major props to Ms. Pattycake!  Although I hate having those songs in my head ALL DAY LONG, the CD definitely works and I will do anything to not have to listen to a crying baby in the car!
~rolling from his tummy to his back and will still only roll from his back to his side.
~has learned to squeal at the top of his lungs! Church nursery....here we come!
~LOVES to blow bubbles and make Mommy and Daddy laugh.
~has two books that he loves to read over and over.
~favorite toys are George the giraffe, his new car toy, a baby einstein ball that Kyle picked out for Christmas, exersaucer and jumper.

Laughing at Mommy!

 First time in his high chair!

 He looks so little!

Mommy's little preppy baby!