Monday, January 23, 2012

Graham || 5 months

Dear Graham,

You are 5 months old -- that no longer sounds like a brand new baby to me...but yet you still feel like my "little" baby.  I'm in no hurry for you to grow up and get bigger.  You are such a sweet, happy little guy!

You are really starting to interact and "play" more.  You will reach for toys and hold them and chew on them.  You are starting to try and sit up but are still pretty wobbly.  You still like your swing and nap in it still.  You also really like the bumbo and your jumper.  But, honestly you spend most of your time in my arms -- I just can't help myself.  You are also starting to jibber jabber more and more.

Still only breastmilk for you.  You nurse 4 times a day and take 2 bottles at daycare - usually around 6 oz. each.  Schedule goes like this: nurse in the morning around 6:45, bottles around 10 and 2 at daycare, nurse around 5:30 and then before bed around 8:30.  You go to bed around 8:30-9 and wake up to nurse around 4am and then go right back to sleep until I wake you up to get ready for daycare.  It's not bad and I know we are really close to going all night - you've already done it a few times.  You are a much better sleeper than your brother was at this age.

You are wearing 3-6 months clothes and size 2 diapers.  You weigh around 16 1/2 lbs and around 26.5 inches long.  It seems like you are literally growing right before my eyes.

You take a paci some but you definitely aren't attached.  If you spit it out you just start sucking on your middle two fingers.  It's pretty funny.  And you usually don't fall asleep with it at night.

You are so smiley and you brighten up our lives.  We are so thankful for every ounce of you!

I love you little brother!

Here are some pictures of you at 5 months: