5 month update

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the one with Jack’s 5 month update

It’s Jack’s 5 month update!

Height:27 inches

Head: 17 3/4″

Weight:  17.9 lbs

Nicknames: Dumplin, babycakes, jackster, jackoby, munchkin, sweet pea

Sleep: Hello 4 month sleep regression. Little man randomly started waking up 3 or 4 times a night instead of his 1 time. And naps became a huge struggle. There were about 2 weeks there where I thought I might go nuts. He’s never been a great napper, but it just got worse. We came up with a plan about 2 weeks ago and it seems to be working. Naps are getting better and he’s back to his 1 time waking up most nights. There’s still the occasional twice a night, and we’ve had to implement some sleep training at nap time. More on that once I know we’re out of the clear . . .

Feeding: Still going great! Our pediatrician said to go ahead and introduce food if I thought he was ready. But breastmilk is going really well so no worries until 6 months. I think he is, but I have to actually accept it now. Then we’ll start solids!

Fun Stuff: Still no glaucoma after his last appointment! His eye pressure was the best it’s been even after lots of crying! Congenial glaucoma can present anytime between birth and a year so we’re still not in the clear yet. But it usually presents at 3 months so things look really good so far.

Jack loves to swim in the bath, stand on his feet (with our support), grab his toes, suck on anything especially Sophie the giraffe or his thumb, and sing songs. He rolls over all the time now – back to belly, belly to back both together. He still hates being on his belly so it’s not always easy. The best parts of the day are when he’s sleeping or playing independently and then I walk up! He gets the biggest smile on his face, moves his hands to his face, pulls his legs up, and starts to coo! It always reminds me I’m doing something right 🙂 He loves to blow bubbles and stick his tongue out!

He’s starting to be really interested in what’s on tv or what’s on our phones. I prefer some sort of back ground noise and usually have just a random tv show playing the background. Now that he’s paying attention I’m trying to play more music than tv. I also put cartoons or kid shows on sometimes! Can’t have the walking dead playing in the background even if we’re not paying attention. He loves all the shows with animals 🙂

Most importantly, our hair is still red 🙂