Follow us on our journey through the last few months of pregnancy and our first days with our baby boy (due 2/15/11)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

5 Months Old

Today Oliver is 5 months old. I can NOT believe it.

It really seems like just yesterday I was checking into CFVMC, but at the same time it feels like he has been here forever. What did I do with my days before him? No clue.

Here is munchkin playing with his saucer, he loves the cow. Notice the adorable shirt we bought at Gymboree the other day (such a fun store, great boy's clothes), Ben picked it out and the little lamp thing glows in the dark! I love how he and the fish are facing the same way with similar expressions!

We are really starting to be on a clear-cut schedule, which means only one thing - it will inevitably change very soon! Perhaps we will sprout a tooth. Drool + boogers + items into mouth = potential tooth on the way.
On an average day, we are up at 5:45/6:00 to eat, and go back to bed for another hour or so (for both of us, most days).... a quick power nap around 9:30 or 10:00, and then another one around 12:30 or 1:00.
Finally, a nice afternoon 'Oprah' nap from 3:30 - 5 here or there.

Our bedtime routine consists of reading until Daddy gets home, then taking "Stelladog" to the dog park, taking a bath, listening to a CD while eating and then falling asleep.

Here we are reading today:

We had been using the Sleep Sheep, but I bought a projector/sound machine today (at the suggestion of a friend, thanks Mary!) that doesn't automatically shut off after 23 or 43 minutes.
Side note: I had noticed that Oliver wakes up immediately when it shuts off during daytime naps in the crib.... hmmm. Fingers crossed this works well to help him stay asleep, and get himself back to sleep. It's very hard when you're still getting up every 2 1/2 - 3 hours. He doesn't need to be changed, or fed, just wants to be rocked back to sleep. And it's even harder because I love cuddling.... ::sigh::

Here's my 5 month old.... crazy how quickly it goes by!
(How did I get a kid with blue eyes and blonder hair each day?)

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