Saturday, August 20, 2011

Family of 3 at 5 Months

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Wow!  Little man is already 5 months old.  Next month, he'll be half a year...yikes!  J has been growing like a weed.  He unofficially weighs in at 16 lbs and 26.5 inches.

J will be eating something other than breast milk as we are preparing for solid foods via Baby-led Weaning (read: more like Baby-led feeding as weaning is not on the horizon).  This will happen shortly before or around 6 months.

He is talking up a storm, grunting, spitting, giggling, and smiling.  Seriously, I am so thankful we have such a laid back boy.  But, he's become very feisty lately and I'm worried we're in for it during the toddler years.  Someone recently said he has a lot of "piss and vinegar" in him.  Uh oh!

J is almost able to sit unassisted.  He is quite good at the tripod sitting, but I've been trying to give him more practice without the use of his hands.

He has also continued to do amazing pushups while on his belly, his favorite position.  Put him down on his back and within seconds he's on his belly "swimming."  He has recently been able to hike himself up onto his knees and hands - absolutely the precursor to crawling.  I anticipate he'll figure this out in the near future.

I head back to work on Monday.  I cannot believe this summer has already bypassed me and we are at the beginning of a new school year again.  I'm afraid I didn't appreciate my time at home enough.  I am, however, excited to see all of my colleagues - many of whom I am great friends with outside of work.

I traveled with J on my own for the first time.  Lots of anxiety gave way when helpful passengers stowed away my carry-on bag for me, readjusted my cover as I nursed J (a mother of twins who said she could never travel alone like I was.  Compliment from a mother of multiples?  I'm blushing.), and many offerings of help.

I recently had a blood test and my TSH levels are all wonky.  I guess I have some type of hy---thyroidism.  I'm seeing an endocrinologist at the end of September.  Wish me luck!

He might seriously be the hardest working man I've ever known.  It's ridiculous.  As I've mentioned before, he's a pediatric nurse.  Who works nights.  Lots of them.

On top of his "real" job, T is a volunteer Firefighter who works every Thursday night and 2 weekends a month.  So. time. consuming.  I deeply admire him.

T is training for a 10-miler this October and I promised him I'd be his training buddy.  So far, things haven't been stellar in that department, but we have work-out days actually on the calendar.  This helps us to be accountable, and ensures that someone will be around to watch J.  2 weeks in and we're sticking to it!

As my addiction runs strong for Ma.d Me.n, T has joined in.  We have a wedding to attend in October and are thinking about having his and her Ma.d. Me.n attire from Ba.nana Re.public.  A little Don and Betty Dra.per sounds sexy to me (sans womanizing, adultery, and the all out debauchery, of course.  Well, maybe a little debauchery).


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stephanie said...

everyone needs a little debauchery in their life. and the hubs and I? OBSESSED with Mad Men. love it! J is adorable!!

Vapid Vixen said...

"Well, maybe a little debauchery". Lol nice! Stopping by from Sunday Stalker. LOVE the green eyes in your header. So cute!

Stew and Allison said...

He's too cute. Good luck going back to work.

zygotta said...

he's adorable!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

My daughter is going be 11 months in 2 weeks, and yes times flies...tooo fast I say!

Your little man is too cute! :)

The Little Red Plate said...

Such a sweet little guy, love reading baout your family! New follower from Super Stalker Sunday! :)


Vapid Vixen said...

Just saw your comment on Mrs. Schneed's blog. It made me laugh. I do get bi-weekly pedi's but my head hasn't seen a salon going on 7 months now. It's a travesty.

Sugardrive said...

oh my. when did he start looking less like a baby and more like a toddler?????

e and w said...

Hope everything turns out ok at your appointment!
I look forward to reading about your baby-led weaning adventures! We're planning on the same route :) and your little guy is super adorable!
Good luck heading back to work!

RAY J said...

Stopping by from the link-up and I felt the say way at 5 months - that in 1 month he'll be half a year old already, where did the time go!? He's 6.5 months now and it just hit me he's going to be 7 months in 2 week! Eeep!