Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I can't believe he's...... 5 months old!

Braden was 5 months old on Tuesday. He is so BIG! When I took him to the doctor about 2 weeks ago he was 18 pounds! He is wearing 9 months clothes and size 3 diapers. He also cut 2 teeth this month and is working on two more at the top! He had begun biting me and I even called a lactation consultant to see what I should do. He is too small to understand, "No." He has been better lately, so I am hoping that when the other teeth come in he will not begin the biting again! He began cereal which he still doesn't really like. I am not loving it either because it is reeking havoc on his bowels! Today is the second day in a row that I have cleaned poop out from between his toes...... that is how explosive he is!!! I know once his little digestive system gets use to it then it will get better. He is not my "good sleeper" anymore! He now takes 20-30 minute naps about 3 times a day. Boy he spoiled me with those 3 hour naps the first 3 months! Now I get ABSOLUTELY nothing accomplished each day! That's OK though... just more time we get to spend together :)
He is still waking up at least once a night to nurse and sometimes he wakes up a couple more times because he is missing his paci. He has an infectious laugh and Brooks is usually the one who can make him laugh the hardest. We love our sweet Braden!

(I think I should have changed his diaper before I took pictures. It is looking a little full here!)

He always raises his neck like this when he laughs.... so funny!

The finger in the mouth is a regular thing.... he wants to chew on everything!


Jason, Betsy, Jackson said...

He is precious - love the smiles!

Laura Beth said...

Oh my. He is adorable!