Friday, August 31, 2012

Five months

Our little monster had his 5 month birthday on Wednesday.  We've had a pretty rough week dealing with other problems so we didn't do much partying.

We did, however, take his usual "guy in tie" photographs, complete with Honey photo bombs.
why so serious?

get out of my shot DOG!

whoa look at the fan!

you talkin' to me?
Since he doesn't have a doctor's appointment until the 6 month mark, I used our scale to approximate his weight.  He's around 18 pounds which (thankfully) isn't too much of a change from 4 months.  

Things that have changed in the past month are that he's eating solids and drinking juice.  He started with rice cereal and had some "digestive" problems so we switched over to oatmeal.  He eats about 1 tablespoon each in the morning and evening, mixed with about an ounce of breast milk.  He only has about 1/2 ounce of apple juice, mixed with water, when he hasn't gone poopie in a couple of days.

As far as sleep goes he is still doing an average of 7-10 hours a night.  During the day I'll sometimes get lucky with 3 naps, 1.5 hours each.  Lately he's been back to taking 3-4 naps a day, each 30-40 minutes long.  I guess I'll take what I can get.

Mason has traveled a lot this past month ... he flew for the first time, during a weekend trip to Arkansas, and took his longest car trip yet, when we drove down to Florida.

He's been scooting around quite a bit, which makes me think he'll be crawling soon.  He's still doing a lot of rolling over, from tummy to back and vice versa.  He likes to "talk" but hasn't said any real words yet.  He just likes to make loud noises, usually while we're out to dinner.

As always, looking forward to another month of firsts and fun moments with our little monster.


  1. cute photos. Happy birthday, Mason! xx

  2. Oh my goodness, Jess! He looks adorable in his little faux tie! xoxo