Monday, April 30, 2012

5 Months Old!

Cole will be 6 months old in 1 week and I'm just getting around to writing his 5 month post!!! What in the world did I do with all the time I had BEFORE becoming a mother?!

A lot has happened the past two months, hope I can remember it all!

Sleep: Cole is still sleeping in his crib and sleeping well!! He goes to bed between 8-8:30 and sleeps until around 6 a.m. Naps aren't very regular at home. He is still taking lots of cat naps during the day for Dave and I which can make it tricky to get anything done around the house!
Eating: Cole is still nursing and taking bottles of pumped breast milk. At his four month check-up we had his diaper tested for allergies because of his excessive spit-up. Sure enough he is allergic to (most-likely) dairy. I've had to cut out all milk, cheese, and yogurt which was super hard at first but is getting easier. At a follow-up appointment, there was no blood found in his dirty diaper so what I am doing is working. He also started on prevacid for acid reflux which has helped his spit-up. Some days are better than others, but it seems less often and less volume. At 21 weeks, he started oatmeal cereal and hasn't slowed down since :)

Diaper Size: Size 2 and 3.

Clothes Size: Wearing 3-6 month outfits and some 6-9 months.

Other Fun Facts:
*Cole is rolling over some, from back to belly.

*Laughing more often and it is ADORABLE! Below is a video of Cole laughing at Dave and one of him laughing at our neighbor Jaime :)

*Stats after 4 month appointment:25.7 inches long (75th percentile) and 17.06 pounds(85th percentile)

More pics for you to enjoy:

Little Leprechaun!
Found my toes!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

First Taste of Solid Food!

After meeting with the doctor, she gave us the go ahead to start Cole on rice or oatmeal cereal once a day. We started with oatmeal this weekend and after a little hesitation at first, he really enjoyed it! In fact, the second day he "mmmed" the whole way through. Daddy and I were not prepared for the mess that comes along with solid food! There was oatmeal everywhere! Here are some pics and video from the experience :)

What is this stuff!?