Sunday, June 07, 2015

5 Months

5 Months ~ April 27 - May 26

I think it is safe to say that Jack is definitely no longer that tiny baby anymore. He is doing so many things now that make him seem like such a big boy.  It's a little sad, but also pretty exciting.  

Here's a look at what Jack was up to during his 5th month of life:

Long story short:

-Milestones: first airplane flight (Houston to Phoenix), first road trip (Houston to Austin), first solid foods
-Likes: Rolling to his tummy, trying to sit up, screeching, chewing on everything, putting everything in his mouth, obsessed with his feet
-Dislikes: Having his clothes changed, sleeping through the night, loud noises
-Sizes: Size 3 diapers, some 3-6 month clothes, some 6-9 month clothes
-Height (at 4.5 months): 27.5 inches (99th percentile!)
-Weight (at 4.5 months): 16 pounds, 10 ounces (62nd percentile)
-Sleep: still waking up 1-3 times per night, unfortunately. He slept through the night ONCE this month- such a tease.  About once a week, he pulls a stunt where he wakes up in the middle of the night and decides to stay awake for 2 hours.  Not fun.  His naps are still all over the place as far as how long he will nap for, but he has become very consistent with not being able to be awake for more than 2 hours at a time before he is ready for a nap.  So at least there is some positive sleep progress there.  

Long story (very) long: See below :-)

18 Weeks (April 25 - May 1)

Jack started off his 5th month off with a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Hemmasi (and David's uncle).  They drove over from Austin to visit just for the day.  It was fun to see them!  Just a couple days later, Jack and I headed out for our trip to Phoenix. I was so nervous about flying with him (alone!), but he surprised me and did really well. Travelling with a lap child is definitely not the most comfortable experience, but we made it work.  We loved spending time with family, and I loved getting to introduce Jack to my friends and some of their kids. Jack also got to meet his great grandmother Helen.  He even got to help her celebrate her 94th birthday! The weather was SO nice while we were there, so we got to spend a lot of time outside.  Jack loves being outside, so we made the most of it with lots of walks, and plenty of time sitting outside playing and enjoying the bug-free outdoors time! 

A few firsts this week:
-first flight
-meeting his great grandmother
-first time in a swing

Jack, David, Uncle Karim

He is obsessed with staring at the bottle warmer while he waits for his milk.

I love that he sleeps with his little booty up in the air

Ready for our first flight!

This nap on the plane lasted all of 30 minutes

Playing on my lap (tight quarters.. especially when the person in front of me reclined his seat)

Great Grandma Helen

Cooking lessons with Mimi

19 weeks (May 2-8)

This week, David joined us in Phoenix.  Jack had a huge smile on his face when he saw him! 

A few firsts this week: 
-First sink bath

-Drinking water from a cup
-First pee on himself (I think we are pretty lucky that we made it this long without this!)

Sink bath - Drying off with my old baby towel


Meeting one of my best friend's twins

Loves ketchup like his mom!  

Aunt Sarah!
 20 weeks (May 9-15)

This week, we celebrated my first Mother's day with a very nice Mother's Day brunch celebration.  It was so special to be able to spend my first Mother's Day with my mom and my grandmother.  Last Mother's Day was when I announced to my parents that I was pregnant. It's crazy what a difference a year makes!  
We flew back to Houston this week, and Jack surprised me yet again- he was great on the flight! It was definitely a lot easier having David with me on this flight though.  It was sad to leave Phoenix and my family, but it did feel good to get back to our house, our own beds, etc.  

Because we were out of town, I had to take Jack for his 4 month check-up a few weeks late.  I love our pediatrician, and it was actually kind of fun to check in with her and hear her talk about how great he is doing.  He did much better with his shots this time and only cried for a few minutes.  Jack is 16 pounds, 10 ounces, (61%) and 27.5 inches (99%).  Tall little man!  We got the go ahead to start solids, which I was really excited about. I had been feeling like Jack was ready for quite a while now.  He was always SO interested when we were eating, and I just in general feel like he is a hungry guy and ready for a bit more than milk.  So yay! 

A few milestones this week:

-Tummy time bath

-Trying to sit up
-Sat in the "big boy" seat of the shopping cart 
-Leaning/diving for things when being carried

Guy bonding time
Playing outside with Mimi

Tummy time bathtime!

Meeting Tank the desert tortoise

Mother's Day outfit

4 generations of Grants
My first Mother's Day


Flying back to Houston

21 weeks (May 16-22)

This week was pretty uneventful.  It felt good to just be back on our normal schedule after being out of town for 2 weeks.  The main exciting event of the week was starting solids! 

A few firsts this week:
-Straightening arms while on tummy to push his chest up
-First solids: pears 
-Second solids: sweet potatoes
-Turning in circles when on his tummy 

22 Weeks (May 23-29)

This week we took Jack on his first road trip.  We spent Memorial Day weekend in Austin visiting with David's family, and we attended the wedding of a family friend.  The drive to Austin is about 3 hours.  I was actually more worried about a long car trip than I was about a flight with Jack. Jack really dislikes being in his car seat so the nice thing about flying is that he could just sit on my lap, whereas in the car, there's no way around him having to be strapped into his seat.  On the way to Austin, he slept for 30 minutes and fussed the rest of the way. Luckily, on the way home, he did much better and slept for an hour and a half and was pretty happy the rest of the time.  We had a nice time visiting with David's family.  Some of his family members from overseas were also in town, so we got to introduce Jack to lots of people.  Unfortunately, Jack slept terribly the entire time we were there- it was exhausting for everyone.  He just really seems to be out of sorts when he has to sleep somewhere unfamiliar to him. Hopefully this will get better with time.  

A few firsts this week:
-Jack is now very interested in details (tags, stickers, he loves to touch my face, etc.)
-He can sit for a few seconds on his own, but as soon as his head gets off center, he just tips over
-New foods: squash (he LOVED this), avocado (he HATED this)
-"Denture chomp" - he smacks his lips together like an old man who forgot to put his dentures in
-Much to my dismay, he is beginning to make crawling-like motions. He's not up on all fours yet though. I'm SO not ready for him to be mobile...

Baby's first trip to Bucee's - the Costco of convenience stores

Jack's first wedding

Aunt Renee and Uncle Joel

Playing with Grandma

Happy Memorial Day!

Finally starting to figure out this thumb-sucking thing

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