Sunday, May 10, 2015

Judson - 5 months

Age: 5 months

Height: we don't go back until next month

Weight: we don't go back until next month 

Milestones: this little boy is really turning into a baby lately- he's talking ALL the time, rolling, grabbing everything (including mommy's coffee!), giggling, laughing, enjoying independent time with his brother, he loves playing on his playmat still, he loves the jumperoo, loves spending time in his Bumbo, loves loves loves his big brother, he sits with us at dinner time in his highchair and loves watching us. He got an outdoor swing for Easter from his Coco, and he LOVES swinging! He really is such a happy, easy-going baby! He's also starting sitting up unassisted pretty well! He's still kinda wobbly, so I have to sit right by him, but he sits upright.

Sleep: Judd is such a good sleeper! He's now sleeping 7:15pm-7am, and he still wakes once at night to eat, but goes right back to sleep. He naps 3-4 times during the day; usually 2 good naps (1.5-2 hours) and 1 short nap (45 mins - 1 hour). On days when he doesn't take great naps, or wakes early from his afternoon nap, we'll let him take a short catnap in the evenings. AND! He's completely out of the swaddle now! Woohoo! Life is so much easier without the swaddle! Current schedule is here. And I'll also note that were about to attempt sleep training again. 

Eating: I'm pretty sure Judd just went through a growth spurt, because he started waking up twice at night to eat and was eating longer during the day. But I think he's through it now, and back to eating 5x each day (for about 10 min) and once during the night. I also started solids with him this past week, and he's doing great! So far he's only had banana with breastmilk, but he loves it!

Clothes size: we just moved him to 9-month clothes

Diaper size: size 3
Teeth: none! but I am not looking forward to the day he gets teeth, because he already gnaws on my nipples with his gums and it HURTS!

Favorite toy: he still really loves his Sophie, but he also really loves his jumperoo now too!

Likes: oh gosh, this little boy just loves watching everything! he's so observant. he loves (LOVES) watching his big brother, loves watching his puppy dogs, loves watching me talk, and loves looking at himself in the mirror. he also loves diaper changes and chatting on the changing pad. he also loves being outside, swinging and lounging on our laps.

Dislikes: being overtired or hungry

Personality: Judd really is such a sweet, happy, easy-going baby! He definitely has his moments, but for the most part he's very laid-back.

Best moment: we had a fun month! going to big brother's open house, riding on Thomas!, celebrating Cousin Autumn's FIRST birthday!, and my first Mother's Day as a mommy of two.

Worst moment: I hate that we regressed and started eating again at night, but my mama heart just couldn't handle the crying any more. And knowing that he's my last baby makes it ok.

Looking forward to: Big brother's THIRD birthday (and party), lots of outdoor time, and hopefully meeting his namesake!

How is Jacob adjusting?: Jacob is good. He's a good good boy, and a pretty typical (if not good) nearly 3 year old. Love that sweet kid!

I will also note that we switched BACK to Prevacid. Nexium gave Judd awful tummy pains, constipation and eventual diarrhea. So far it seems to be working just fine for him.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Our Schedule - toddler + 5 month old

Happy Friday, friends!! This week has been a doozy, with Judd going through what I think is a growth spurt (at 5 months? not sure?) and Jacob getting swimmer's ear and subsequently throwing up in the middle of the night. Owe! I am exhausted!

With Judd approaching 5 months (on Sunday! I can't believe it!), I wanted to share our current schedule. Not a lot has changed in the schedule department. Judd still can't stay awake for longer than 1.5-1.75 hours before he gets super fussy. I've found that's his optimal waketime. I'm still breastfeeding 5 times each day, but I have started introducing solids once a day, so that's in there too! And we've also bumped his bedtime up a bit.

5 month old schedule
7am - Judd wake & feed
7:30am - Jacob wakes up
8am - breakfast for Jacob
8:30am - Judd nap
I pump during this time, start laundry, clean, etc. and then play with Jacob.
10-10:15am - Judd wake & feed
11:30am - Judd eats solids
12pm - Judd nap
Jacob and I eat lunch during this time.
1pm - Judd wake & feed // Jacob watches Thomas
1:45pm - Jacob nap
2:30pm - Judd nap
This is my only "free time" during the day, so I try to do stuff I like to do. Catch up on DVR, blog, nap, day drink (haha! just kidding!)
4pm - Judd wake & feed // Jacob usually wakes up right around this time, too
4:30pm - daddy gets home, we play outside or I run a quick errand or go for a run
5:30pm - Judd catnap
6pm - Judd wake // we start dinner
6:30pm - Judd bath (I usually eat super fast and then start bath in the kitchen sink while Josh finishes up with Jacob)
6:45pm - Judd bottle // Jacob starts a Bubble Guppies episode with his smoothie
7:15pm - Judd to bed
7:30pm - Jacob bath
8pm - Jacob to bed
After both boys are asleep, I clean the house and either do a quick workout video or catch up on the DVR. Then pump and shower and we're generally in bed by 9:30!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Brothers gotta hug!

The light in Judson's bedroom was delicious yesterday, so I grabbed my fancy camera and started snapping away. The boys absolutely love each other and I think I captured it.

I could not love these two boys any more than I do. They are my heart, soul and everything else in between.