Monday, February 13, 2012

Five Months

Oh boy has Jack gotten FUN!  It seems like every day he does something else cuter than the day before!  It makes every day so much fun for the rest of us - and a bit hard to get anything done because we'd all rather sit and play with Jack.  The big boys still can't get enough of him and often argue over who gets the seat in the car that has the view of Jack.  It's a nice problem to have! :)

At five months, Jack: 
  • 14 lbs, 14 ounces (50th percentile)
  • 25 inches exactly (25th percentile)
  • wears size 1 diapers and size 3-6 month clothes.
  • is about 2 pounds lighter than Owen and Mason were at this age.
  • can't get enough of his big brothers!  His favorite thing to do is watch them.  Watch them play, watch them in the car, watch them make goofy faces, watch them in the tub - you name it!
  • has discovered his feet and looks so adorable lying on the floor grabbing them.
  • thinks his hands are delicious!
  • really loves to talk.  His baby language is so fun to listen to and he is quite charming when he does it!
  • has started doing the SWEETEST thing ever - after I finish nursing him I give him kisses on the side of his cheek/neck area.  He turns his head as if to expect it, and gives me the most adorable little coo/laugh I've ever heard.  This goes on for several minutes and I can't get enough!
  • has made the transition from falling asleep in his swing, and being transferred to his crib, to falling asleep in his crib.
  • is really perfecting his aim when trying to grab what he wants.
  • can often be found playing with his bumble bee toy or chewing on his giraffe.
  • has rolled twice from his back to his tummy!
  • is no longer swaddled at night, and instead falls asleep wearing a sleep sack - more affectionately known around here as his "slanket."
  • goes back and forth trying to decide if he still loves his pacifier.  He discovered his thumb or thumb + pointer finger may be even better.
  • rarely cries so hard that he can't be calmed down.  His crying is more like fussing and is typically easily figured out.
  • has lost quite a bit of hair compared to when he was born.
  • has been given baths in several different ways, but his all-time favorite is in his baby tub without the newborn hammock thing.  His feet go crazy kicking and splashing water everywhere and his little face is full of excitement!  And don't think about adjusting his position should he start sliding down - he will let you know with a howl that he wants to be left alone to splash!
  • loves to grab and krinkle the plastic wrapper that the diapers are packaged in while getting a diaper change.
  • takes about 9 ounces of formula a day.
  • has become effecient at breastfeeding, usually taking no more than 5 minutes per side.  He does feed more often but Mommy prefers it this way, so it works out!
  • still wakes at 2 am to eat - or maybe just to fidget and trick Mommy into snuggling.  Due to the fact that his room is about as far from our room as possible, and that there is no chair in there, he still sleeps in our room until we can skip this feeding.
  • wakes again at 6 or 7 am for another feeding.
  • has had more blow-outs this month than I care to count!!  (usually coming in the early morning hours)
  • has had some major spit-up action this month too!  I think he is just getting "full to the top" as Owen and Mason say.
  • can often be found smiling or happily looking around at the world.
  • gets pretty mad when put into his swing or car seat, but only for the first 30 seconds.  Once buckled, he's perfectly fine with it.
  • Love, loves his jumperoo!!
  • has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen!