I don’t have any stats this month since Austin doesn’t go back to the ped until next month, but I think it is safe to say he is BIG! I’m pretty sure he is at least 16 pounds. He is now in 6 month clothes and quickly growing out of those! He’s also moving into the size 3 diapers this week!
Austin hasn’t quite grown out of his “grumpy” stage as I hoped he would, but he has many more happy times than he used to. He is such a sweet and snuggly baby. He loves to squeeze his snuggies up to his face and fall asleep holding them. I always make sure to watch him closely and take them away before I go to sleep because he hugs them so close to his face I’m afraid he’ll suffocate!
He has the biggest most adorable smile and the cutest little giggle. He’s super ticklish, so he bursts into giggles when I pull a onesie over his head. He loves getting showered in kisses and his big sister makes him smile quite a bit, too. He always has big smiles for her when she gives him her own sloppy kisses. He’s very interested in everything she does. I can’t wait until they can play together!
Austin is very observant and loves to sit up and see what’s going on. He may not roll over quickly since he’s kind of big, but I know he’ll be sitting up very soon! He’s practically doing it on his own already!! He also enjoys laying on his playmat to see the lights and tapping at the toys. He’s big into playing with toys which something Jamie wasn’t interested in for a while.
Lately, I feel like Austin may be teething. Jamie had two teeth come out about a week after she turned 4 months old. He may follow suit. He’s drooling ALOT and trying to chew on everything!
We’re still having some feeding problems (hard to believe, I know) but it definitely appears he is in pain sometimes when he’s eating. I’m still doing gas drops and gripe water, and trying to feed him less more often throughout the day. I’m looking for a pure organic chamomile to give him, too. It’s not bad enough to give him the Mylanta, in my opinion as he doesn’t spit up more than 5 times a day and he does appear to be improving.
In terms of sleep, we have progress!! Last night he slept 6.5 hours (10:30-5). It was awesome!! If he keeps this up the next few weeks, I won’t be as nervous about going back to work. He’s also been napping in the swing. Naps are keeping him less cranky, I think. I don’t know why he wanted to boycott them previously, but he is sleeping easier now and that makes for a happier baby and mom!
I feel so lucky to have an adorable chubby baby boy to add to our family. I feel like the Heart Family. Remember them? Two parents, a girl, and a boy. I once actually believed that I wouldn’t have these children so granted to say I feel super blessed to be at this point. I have never been happier in my life!