Sunday, April 17, 2011

5 months

5 months in, and everyone was right....just when you get used to something....it changes. As anyone with a child would say, they never stop changing.

Austin has been chewing on those fingers for what seems like weeks now. I am suprised to not even see a bit of white on his gums, so at least we could have some hint that a tooth may be coming in, but not yet. So my guess is that he will be chewing on everything including his hands for a long time to come.

 My parents have realized that they needed to start buying more baby equipment for their house. How funny is it that you buy all of this stuff when you have babies, just to get rid of it and buy it all again in 25 years. He sure does love to sit up these days!
His hair is growing in such a light blonde/brown color and his eyes have stayed a dark blue.....which all points to a mini-Jason!

He is not quite tall enough to reach the floor in the baby einstein  jumper/exersaucer but he can improvise for a few more weeks.....
Rolling from tummy to back and from back to tummy, although many times he seems to get his arm stuck when he wants to keep going.
And of course the hands can be distracting cause they are the best when they are in the mouth!

We try to spend more time in the bouncer or on tummy time since Austin has already shown that he can be stubborn. Since we came home from the hospital, this boy loves to sleep on the right side of his head. In doing so, he has developed such a flat side which I am sure I have talked about before. The things we have tried, well what haven't we tried! First we tried a special pillow, which I still try to use in his car seat or other non-wiggly times on the floor. We also have tried using a blanket rolled up next to him in his crib, that easily got pushed aside. Next, we tried blankets stacked up under the crib but then I got scared it was too tilted and he would fall into the slats of the crib, so I yanked those out slowly while he was sleeping that night as I had second thoughts. Then, my mom knew my struggle with this, so she bought us a formal wedge, which you are supposed to use more horizontally for reflux but we were going to use vertically. Well, I had to place that under the mattress and it still was pretty tilted but I had to give it a try. Of course in the middle of that night, Austin woke up crying, against the slats of course.....ugh! So, we are back to the drawing board. I have to remember that Austin will soon be sitting up and that will help tremendously but it's hard to wait until then to notice even more progress. Oh the things we as parents struggle with!
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