Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bennett | 5 Months Old

Weight: 11 pounds, 4 ounces as of Wednesday

Height: 25 inches.
Sleep: We're transitioning from 3 naps to 2 so it feels like we're all over the place right now. Some days he takes 3 naps, sometimes it's 2 naps and a catnap and sometimes it's just 2 naps. Because of this we don't have much of a set schedule right now and it's driving me nuts! I'm going to work on getting us on a specific nap schedule this week because I don't like how disorganized this makes me feel. Bennett sleeps from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM at night. He likes to sleep on his side and is always very anxious to go to bed for the night.

Eat: I'm still exclusively breastfeeding Bennett. His diet consists of breast milk only and he eats 5 times a day. I've offered him a taste of bananas twice and he was totally uninterested. I haven't decided if I want to start solids yet or wait until next month. I have a feeling he's not going to love food the way his brother did. He's totally satisfied on his milk diet despite what the scales may say!
Clothes: Bennett still wears 0-3 month clothes. This cooler weather is about to force us into 3-6 month clothes even though we aren't quite ready for them yet so our outfits may look a little big for a few weeks. Bennett wears 3-6 month Kickee Pants pajamas and size newborn moccs.

Diapers: Size 2 Pampers Swaddlers and size 3 Pampers overnight diapers.
Likes: Smiling, baths, going for a stroll, the paci, his thumb, cuddling, watching big brother play, laying on his back and looking around, getting tickled.

Dislikes: There isn't much that makes Bennett unhappy but he does not like the few minutes it takes to get his diaper and pj's on right after his bath. He cries and cries to let us know he is ready for his momma to get in the rocking chair so he can eat himself to sleep!!
Milestones: Bennett learned how to roll over both ways this month! He grabs and plays with toys now and they almost always go straight to his mouth. Bennett discovered his feet this month and he loves to grab his toes all the time. He's really good at sitting up (assisted) and his coos have turned to jibber jabbers!

Month Five: Despite a lingering cold that just didn't want to go away this month, Bennett was still just as sweet as ever! We finally got him some antibiotics and I think we've kicked this cold for good. This is the first month where Bennett is really into the paci. He doesn't need his paci to go to sleep but he almost always wants it when he's awake.
All About Bennett: Bennett smiles all the time and his smiles are so big. He opens his mouth wide and his entire face lights up. Bennett loves Campbell and Campbell is so sweet to pay Bennett as much attention as he does. Five months later and Bennett is still just the sweetest, most chill and happiest little baby. I can't believe I got so lucky to have this easy of a baby. It still amazes me daily! We adore our "boo" and life with him is just so wonderful.

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