Thursday, September 02, 2010

Rock is 5 months old!

This is a very exciting Thursday...

Little Rock is now 5 months old. He is growing up so fast!

Weight: just shy of 20 lbs

Length: 27 1/4 inches

Clothing size: varies… because of length (and his chubby legs) he can barely fit 3-6mo. And has some 12 mo clothes that he fits very well

Sleeping patterns: he normally sleeps a stretch of 6-7 hours at night in his playpen. (normally because with teething he wakes up some nights...poor boy) He falls asleep while nursing and wakes up to nurse/get diaper change, then sleeps for 2-3 more hours next to mommy (unless that is where daddy is sleeping... daddy normally sleeps evenings though)

Eating Habits: he still nurses about every two hours; he has tried rice cereal several times, 'helping' mommy to bring the spoon to his mouth, and more ends up on him than in him :) - he also thinks the spoon is tasty (with or without cereal on it)

He loves: being tickled, eating, laughing with daddy, baths, books, watching everything, rolling during diaper changes

He hates: being confined in car seat/swing for long periods, teething (one tooth that came in monday - and he has already bitten his tongue), taking naps (not the actual nap just the process of falling asleep during naptime)

He can: roll over, sit with some help, babble and make all sorts of noises, grasp objects and pull them to his mouth, potty on the toilet (with 'some' help from mommy), suck on his toes and DROOL!

He wants desperately to: talk, sit up on his own, crawl, stand by himself

Things he's looking forward to this month: first airplane ride on the 21st, visiting family, new cloth diapers (free fluff won - two already here but need cover, on its way (: before wearing), and spending time with mommy (oh wait - he does that every day :P )

Five months isn't really a big marker, no shots or doctors appointments and no big milestones (besides the ones he is already trying and the tooth), but hopefully I will be out of town at the 6 month point (so no update then - unless i get bored somewherre near a computer)

p.s. don't tell any of my FB friends/family about the airplane and visits... it is a surprise :)

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken
Psalm 62:5, 6 (NLT)


  1. Wow... i didn't remember that thet was the verse I had chosen for this... maybe i should update on how true this is in our lives right now!

  2. I love your blog! What a great title and background!!!!!!!! I'm a fluffy mama too! Yay!
    That verse is really edifying to me right now. I've been very remiss in waiting quietly... I need to just put a stop on everything I'm trying to get done and BE STILL!!!


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