Caleb is five months old today!
He is around 19-20 pounds and a bit taller than 26 inches. His bottles are now six ounces and he goes anywhere from 2 hours to 3.5 hours in between bottles. He still fits into size 3 diapers, but I JUST put him into a size 4 about an hour ago. They’re a bit big still, but we used the last of his size 3 diapers today and I didn’t want to buy another package since he’ll likely be outgrowing them any day now. He still wears 9 month clothing, but has also been wearing 12 months comfortably. The 9 month stuff is getting to be snug, so he’ll mostly likely be wearing all 12 month clothing very soon.
He also started eating baby food this month! So far, he has eaten green beans and carrots. For the most part, he seems to like it, and he gets it once a day. Next up will be squash, then we’ll be moving onto fruits. His doctor advised we only introduce a new food every 3-4 days, and that we start with vegetables. He also sat in his high chair for the first time a week or so ago and it was hilarious.
On May 24th, we saw him roll for the first time on his video monitor while he was in his crib. He went from back to side, then got stuck on his arms. This is what he continues to do and hasn’t rolled from stomach to front yet. His doctor wasn’t concerned about that though because he said it’s actually harder to roll from the back which he’s doing, plus he already has good neck and head control.
He is very interested in his hands and feet! He’ll hold toys and inspect them very closely if I hand them to him, but he quickly drops them and becomes uninterested. We put him into his Baby Einstein exersaucer and his baby walker almost every day, but he’ll only tolerate them for a few minutes at a time. He still much prefers being held. Hopefully, he’ll become more interested in playing in the coming weeks.
He continues to do pretty well in his crib and is going to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 most nights. He’s still getting up once a night though, a habit which he started shortly after transitioning to his crib. Prior to the crib, he would sleep 12 hours STRAIGHT, and man do I miss it. It’s for the best though, since he really needs to be in his crib. He wakes up any time between 3:30 and 6:30. I usually give him his binky and he goes back to sleep, and if he doesn’t, I bring him into his Rock and Play in my room where he’ll go back to sleep.
Recently, he’s started to pay attention when I read to him, which I’m loving. I try to read him a board book every day or two. He also loves looking at the TV, and will turn his head while I’m feeding him to watch it. Hopefully this isn’t a bad thing. I think he just likes the light and colors.
He still loves going outside and riding in his stroller, and he laughs and smiles a lot which I am crazy about. He loves when I sing to him, especially his current favorite song, “Budapest.”
I love Caleb at five months. I seriously think he keeps getting cuter and cuter and that his personality is really starting to shine through!