Thursday, July 28, 2011
Louis: Five Months
Oh, our little Lou...5 months down. He's such a great baby. (It makes me laugh every time I say it because that's always how the addict's back story on Intervention starts, "he was such a good baby..."). But it's true. He's SUCH a good baby. Always smiling, always laughing, always up for a snuggle or two.
He's a good eater and a great sleeper. We consistently get 30 to 35 ounces a day in him, 3 solid naps, and with very few exceptions, sleeps from around 8:00 pm to around 6:00 am. I never knew baby could be this good. I never believed people who said they had babies sleeping through the night this young (and he's been doing it for a while now), but now I feel as though I am a member of some super secret, awesome club. Sign me up. I'll be the president.
We are taking it really slow on solids (some days I forget to even try, just like some days I forget to give him a bath....eh, he's fine). He likes food but isn't the best at actually swallowing it just yet. I gave him a little piece of banana smushed up the other day (I was eating it and he seemed interested) and he loved it but couldn't figure out a way to make it stay in his mouth. I have no idea how much he weighs but it's a lot. He's an arm workout for sure.
We've just recently put him in the exersaucer, which he digs. Bath time is still fun as is gym time. He was rolling over a while in his sleep but he has seemed to lose interest. I try to encourage him, he looks me straight in the eye, and barfs. He's started to show a lot of interest in loveys and blankets, the latter of which he likes to try and smother himself with while he sleeps. He has an amazing belly laugh and cracks up when you make funny faces or noises in his general direction. He is fascinated with his sister and will watch her every move. I am making a real effort to read more to him (with Norah I probably read her 12,000 books a day at this age, Lou is lucky if he gets 3), and his favorite is the one from Megan and Trevor with the soft animals he can touch.
We love him more than we ever thought possible.