5 Months

Geez, next month we will have a 6 month year old.  That’s half a year old!  Holy crap.  I’m telling you, time is flying faster and faster.  But hold on, gotta come back to the 5th month before I blink and it’s gone 🙂

Dillon had his first bowl of rice cereal at 16 weeks…and LOVED IT.  This boy was born to eat!  He chose the right family, smart boy.  I’ve experimented with the texture and found a box of rice cereal with apples.  The regular stuff seemed so bland, the apples spices things up a bit.  The directions tell you to start of soupy so they can gain tongue control.  But I found that thickening it up has made it MUCH easier for Dillon to learn how to keep the cereal in his mouth and swallow.  Every once in a while his tongue will push it all out, but c’mon it’s only his 10th time eating from a spoon, ever…I’ll cut him some slack 🙂

6/19/13 was a glorious day for baby D.  He got to eat his first baby food!  Decided to start him off with sweet potatoes. They are super healthy and super orange, so a win/win situation in my book.  His first bite was funny, his face was like “Wtf is this stuff?” But then he realized it was food and would open his mouth for more as soon as the spoon left the bowl.  Honestly, I thought feeding the baby would be a lot harder than it has been.  And I really hope I did not just jinx it.

He rolled over from back to front and front to back at 18 weeks, but he doesn’t like to do it all the time.  But when we peek on the video monitor, he’s been practicing in his sleep, and will even sleep on his side sometimes (video monitor = best entertainment/safety investment so far!).  We are so proud of our roly poly.  And he gets SO excited whenever he rolls over, it is the best.

Rolling Over Update at 22 weeks – Dillon will start rolling the second he is laid on the floor.  I mean really, we should enter him in a rolling around the room contest.  It is so funny because he can only roll to the right. So he has graduated from “Dill Weed” to “Tumble Weed”.

Dillon has discovered Maple and Maple is warming up to Dillon.  D gets SO happy and excited anytime Maple comes in range of sight.  They are going to be best friends.  Maple is putting together what happens when D is in the high chair, so it really is a matter of time.

And my little guy now has 2 bottom teeth coming in!  The first one broke through at 20 weeks.  I swear, he is going to college tomorrow.  First teeth, then keys to his first car. Stop growing! And hot dang do teeth hurt.  I’ve read and received lots of advice on how to deal with this and have tried it all.  The most impossible common one being “Don’t react at all and just set him down.”  Sorry, if you’ve can control whether or not you yell “OUCH!”, your kid aint biting! haha

My goal was to breastfeed to 6 months and we have almost made it.  So I’ve made the decision to go ahead and introduce 1 formula bottle during the day.  I’m hoping to be able to do a breastmilk and formula hybrid.  We will see what actually happens.

Teething hasn’t bad that bad.  The biggest issue has been night-waking.  But I think we’ve finally got that nipped in the bud.  After giving him a dose of infant Tylenol, he slept 11 hours straight! And slept another 2 after feeding him and even took a 1.5 hour morning nap.  Little one was tired.  Who wouldn’t be after waking up every 2 hours for several nights?

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