Sidney Loyd - 5 Months

I know I know - I say it every month. But really! How is it possible? I just gave birth to him. Well, apparently that was a whole five months ago! My little man is growing up so fast. He is awesome. We love him (obviously!).

Here is his latest...

` He plays on this mat at least once a day! I usually put him here after he nurses in the morning while I fold diapers or start laundry. He loves to crane his neck around to see what I'm doing! And then he smiles once he realizes I'm not going too far away. So cute!

` It took him a few attempts, but he is really starting to love his Jumparoo! I was soooo hesitant to buy one of these for 2 reasons: 1 - our living room isn't that big and 2 - it's hideous looking! I did so much research trying to find a good looking jumper, and basically the consensus was just get over it. And I am so happy I did, because the look on his face when we first place him in it is priceless! 

` He loves it when daddy lifts him up over his head! Daddy can lift him up higher than mommy, but I try!

` He still absolutely loves being naked! When I start stripping him down, he kicks and squeals in pure joy! I almost want to make it a game (undress, redress) just to see his excitement! He was getting tired by the time I took the picture, so his happiness isn't exactly shining through. We usually do naked tummy time the hour before bath so I don't have to worry about getting him dressed again! We can just go straight to bath! 

` Here he is working on getting Sophie's face into his mouth! He loves to chew on her ears and face! It's pretty cute. We leave Sophie on the changing table usually so he can have something to distract him play with while we change his diaper.

` We had to take his mobile down from his crib this month. One morning I put him in his crib for a minute while talking to Grammy on the phone. When I walked back into his nursery - this is what I found...BUSTED!

Someone was able to finally reach his little cars and he decided it was time to eat them! The cars I'm not worried about, but the little beads on the ends...no sir! Bye bye cute mobile for this baby :(

` My little sleeping angel. Sid has days where he has a lot of trouble going to sleep for naps (very few). Usually it will be 3 days in a row and then he gets back on track. This baby loves his sleep! So when he gets off for whatever reason, and he falls asleep during a nursing session, I let him cozy up wherever he sees fit :) 

` Even if it happens to be in a yoga class! This sweet boy was ready to go! But instead of fussing, he just quietly fell asleep in my arms until it was time to leave. Let's just say I didn't get much yoga in that day, but these snuggles were way better :)

` It's hard to tell from this picture, but he still is into bubble blowing. It's quite funny when he chooses to do it. It's almost like he's frustrated and he just starts blowing them out of frustration! In this picture he was getting mad because he wanted to sit up more than he was. I guess the pillows weren't propping him the way he wanted, ha! He's so subtle with telling us what he wants ;)

` He has been pushing his cheeks out a lot lately. I think it's because he's teething. He will push his cheeks out really big and then start sucking on his bottom lip. The other day when he did this, I couldn't help but think he looked like my grandfather, Paw-Paw! He used to sit in his big maroon leather chair with his pants pulled up to his armpits and have his cheeks pushed out. Grammy, I need a picture of this! Too funny!

` Thanks to some cooler weather, we've been able to enjoy taking Sidney outside. He loves listening to all the sounds and watching daddy work around the house. 

` This boy loooooves sitting up on his "own". When I plop him up in a chair he just looks so content that he's sitting there by himself! And he always throws one arm over the side! So cute!

We still look at him in amazement each and every day. It's the neatest thing watching him explore new things. We are just enjoying being home a lot and spending time with our favorite baby on the block ;)

It blows my mind that in one more month we will be starting solids! I am starting to research Baby Led Weaning, but I am absolutely terrified of him choking. I don't know if I can do it. Ok, must stop talking about it because it seriously gives me anxiety - AHH! On the other hand, I think he is going to LOVE IT!

Weight: Heavy!

Height: Tall! So tall he's almost outgrown his infant car seat!
Medical Issues:He has had a small irritation behind his knee and a tiny bit of eczema. Nothing major.
Naps: It changes all the time. Typically it's one or two really long naps (3 hrs'ish) and a few short naps.
Night Sleep: 6:30p - 7:15a is his standard. But he does wake up screaming several times before 11pm on some nights. He isn't really awake. We don't have to go in there because he soothes himself. It's interesting.
Clothing Size: 6 months fits him like a glove. So we are transitioning into 6-12m or 9m.
Diapers: BG 4.0 w/ cotton inserts during the day / red prefold w/ cover for night
Diet: Mama's milk! 
Favorite Baby Gear: Ergo, Jumparoo, Sophie, his little bee rattle
Personality: Aggressive! He likes to hit and kick, really hard! While squealing! He just pounds things - like daddy's computer keyboard! And he kicks so hard in the bathtub he sloshes the water everywhere!!
Milestones/Firsts: He isn't quite sitting up on his own, but he is really close. I think teething has officially started. He is starting to really gum his teethers now. Before he was just sucking on them, now he's actually chewing on them.
Likes: Being tickled
Dislikes: getting his diaper changed at first because he doesn't always want to lay down
NicknamesLittle Munchkin, Baby Love, Bugaboo

...and now for the outtakes :)

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