Friday, April 19, 2013

Five Months

 Sitting here in shock as I write this post...where have the last five months gone? Can't believe next month we will already be celebrating our Baby Boy's half-birthday! (and yes, there will be a celebration)
I think I'll sit up tall and give Mommy a good scare...
...she can't get mad at this face.
on Bear: shirt-Polo Ralph Lauren (similar), shorts-Baby Gap
Things to Remember:
-You've started rolling all OVER the place this month! First you only rolled back to belly, then a couple weeks later you got the hang of belly to back. Now you can roll clear across a room! We call you Flipper.
-You've become a big-time talker over the last month. You also, as of just yesterday, started saying "Mama"!!!!!!!!!! It's typically only when you're frustrated, or want something, and we're not even sure you know what you're saying. But you do say it, loud and clear, and I love it. You've also discovered this super high-pitched range of your voice and like to use it while Mom is on the phone. Just makin' yourself known! 
-You love your Graco Jump 'n Jive. It's the only place, other than in someone's arms, that you'll happily stay for long periods of time. You bounce like nobody's business.
-On your four month birthday, the pediatrician gave us the green light to give you rice cereal/oatmeal. We came straight home and tried the rice cereal, but you didn't really seem interested at first. We tried again about a week later and there's been no looking back. You wolf it down! We give you one bowl of rice cereal with apple every evening around 7pm. We also gave you sweet potatoes the last two mornings and you haven't really liked them, so we'll probably wait another week or two and try again. You're definitely a milk baby! Who needs all that other stuff, anyway?
-You've always been a water baby, but you seem to enjoy baths even more the bigger you get. Daddy lays you down in the tub (with about 2 inches of water and both of us always right there) and you love to kick your legs and splash with your arms. We can't wait to take you to the pool this summer. 
-You go 3ish hours between feedings now, which Mommy is thankful for. For months it was every hour and a half!
-You go down around 10:30pm every night and sleep until around 6-8am. You eat and go right back to sleep until around 10am. You still don't take any long naps, but prefer 3-4 20-30 minute naps throughout the day.
-You actually enjoy tummy-time, especially if there are toys within your grasp.
-You want to be on the move so badly, we think you'll be crawling pretty soon (no rush, please!). You try to wiggle out of your Snug, and bouncer, and Nap Nanny now. Little rascal!
-You've been in size 3 diapers since a week after you turned 4 months old.

To our Baby Bear:
The last five months have been a whirlwind of magical, unforgettable moments. You are such a calm, laid-back baby and it is an absolute joy watching you learn and grow. Sometimes I catch your Daddy watching you sleep in the mornings and his eyes are full of such love; you are his everything and he would do anything, anything, for his little boy. You are our greatest blessing and we are so proud to be your parents.



  1. I am so glad I got to hear him say "mama" and I got to hear his high pitched voice too ; ). I love that little Bear! The 4th and 5th pictures are just too precious for words! Love his outfit too!

    1. Haha! You totally heard his high-pitched squeals...he wanted to say hi to his Aunt Whitney! And thank you :). Hope you and G have a fun weekend!

  2. Aww bear is so cute! My son does the high pitch squeals too! But no "mamas" or "dadas" yet. He also is not tempted whatsoever to be mobile -- during tummy time he just flops on his belly, lays his head to the side and sucks his fingers LOL. Such a lazy boy. Bear has always been ahead of the game (I remember him rolling to his side at like 2 months) so you better childproof your house ASAP!

    Happy 5 months bear!

  3. Happy five months to handsome Bear! I love that you're going to celebrate his half birthday!! :) his polo shirt is too cute! I want to hug him and squeeze him...those legs are TOO cute!! How sweet that he is a water baby! We gave Piper a few baths this week and she loves it and is so content in the water. I can't wait to see her in a baby pool! I bet Bear is so cute in his jump n' jive!
    And ahhh, he says Mama - how sweet - I'm sure you just melt!!
    I hope that you all had a wonderful day! Have a sweet, sweet weekend, Brittany!
    Tons of love xoxox

  4. Awww he's so cute . I wanna hug him :)
    I wonder why all little guys hate to dress up . Though it makes thme "more" gentlemen ;)

  5. i swear he gets cuter and cuter every single month, Brittany! these pictures are too cute for words...number 3 melts my heart. he is going to be a heart breaker someday ;)

    p.s. I changed my blog name and made a new button- if you could switch the old one out for the new one it would be much appreciated :)

    -Jenna Brianne

  6. Oh my goodness, what a precious boy! And that sitting up picture?! Aaahhh! I know y'all are SO in love with him: I can't wait to see pictures of his half birthday celebration next month!

  7. can't believe how fast babies grow. very cute

  8. baby bear is so big and handsome! happy 5 months, sweet boy!

  9. How is he 5 months already?! Time is flying! He is such a beautiful boy.

    And that's awesome he likes tummy time. So many moms say their babies hate it.

  10. AHHH! he is so handsome britt! I totally second the "hate getting dressed" part. Seriously, I'm convinced they will just hate that the rest of their lives. I love that face in that last picture. Cutest little smile. Happy 5 months sweet little boy!


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