Tuesday, August 17, 2010

5 Months

Of course after yesterday's post, it's kind of funny that I am posting Eddie's 5 month post - oh well!  For some reason, this month has seemed long to me.  Not in a bad way, but it just seems like it has been a long month.  Here are some highlights:
  • Eddie is a rolling machine!  He rolls from back to belly and belly to back - constantly.  He can (and has) rolled right off the blanket/rug and doesn't seem phased by the hardwood floor at all!  He rolls to get close to me, he rolls to get toys, and he rolls when he is frustrated.
  • He has discovered that being on his tummy isn't such a back thing.  In fact, he tends to play lot on his tummy, then rolls around to get somewhere or something and settles back on his tummy.
  • He has figured out how to raise himself up with his arms while on his tummy and he can get on his knees, but not at the same time.  I imagine once he figures out that, he'll be off and crawling!
  • He is able to reach out and grab objects so well now.  He can also pull down on the toys that hang from the handle in his car seat.  
  • He is still amused by Sammy and enjoys watching him.  He'll often smile and laugh when looking at Sammy.
  • His eyes are still changing color, but not as rapidly.  I think they will probably be the light brown like Uncas's, but someone yesterday said that they thought they might be green (like mine!)
  • Diapers . . . this could be a whole separate post.  Up until 2 weeks ago we had pretty much exclusively been putting him in cloth.  We switched up to the next size and problems ensued.  The diapers are really big and I don't think he likes that he can't move around as much while wearing them.  But the bigger issue is diaper rash.  We have struggled with this a little bit - even with cloth diapers, but it's been just awful lately - and worse when he wears the cloth ones.  I can't figure out what else to do (when it comes to washing them), so we have had him in disposables.  I will say, in some ways it's a lot easier, but in other ways I do miss the cloth.  When we return from our trip next week, we'll give the cloth another shot.  I am wondering if the diaper rash is connected to him teething.
  • Oh the joys of teething.  Unfortunately Eddie isn't one of those babies that isn't bothered by it.  In fact, it's been a huge pain for the past couple of weeks.  I really hope a tooth pops through soon!
  • Food - Eddie has tried sweet potato and banana.  Today we are going to see how he likes avocado.  So far he hasn't rejected anything we have fed him.  We only do one solid a day and he is really starting to like it.  Although, I also thinks he likes being up high in the high chair.  I roll him into the kitchen with me while I am getting his food ready.
  • Eddie is nearly sitting up on his own.  I think within the next week or two, he will master this.  Right now he can do it for a few seconds.  He's getting good and catching himself when he is starting to tip over.  Of course other times he just likes diving down and ending up on his belly!
Today on our walk, we went to a park and he went on a swing for the first time.  He loved it!  I left my camera at home, so we'll have to go back again soon!  All in all, it's been a great month.  He really is a happy baby, who is very vocal about what he likes and doesn't like.  For the most part he is sleeping pretty well.  We still get for a feeding at night around 2, and he has been waking up around 4:30.  Usually we can get him back to sleep until 5:30, but hopefully we can get him sleeping until 6 at some point here.  He sleeps great during his naps during the day and he typically falls asleep on his own in his crib after just a few minutes.

5 month pictures:


JoAnne said...

Eddie, we can't wait to see you! Only 3 more days til Grandma Jo can spoil you!

Abby said...

What a cutie! Love the pics!