Age of Baby: 5 months
Size of Baby:
- Weight: 14 lbs 3 oz (down to the 14th percentile), +11 oz from last month
- Length: 25.5 inches (down to the 43rd percentile), +.25 inches from last month
- Head circumference: not measured
- Height-to-Weight ratio: 10th percentile
Amos fits well in a size 2 diaper and is still currently wearing 3-6 month clothes. Nearly all of his 0-3 month clothes are too small/short for him to wear now.
None this month.
Doctor's Visit Summary:
No visit this month.
Picture of Baby:
Here is Amos's 5-month picture in the 12-month onesie.
And here is a comparison of all three of the boys at five months, just for fun. Ethan and Noah were still significantly bigger at this point (Ethan was 27 inches long and weighed 16 lbs and Noah was 26.5 inches long and weighed a whopping 16 lbs 6 oz). I don't think it looks like Amos is that much smaller when you look at him, but his height-to-weight ratio is still larger than what Ethan's was at this age. Amos carries his weight in that cute little double chin and single thigh rolls. ;) It looks like Noah carried his in his head! Haha!
|Ethan, Noah, and Amos (each at 5 months)|
Accomplishments this Month:
- Playing with toys
- Rolling over well from front to back
- "Plays" with his big brothers
|Ethan helps Amos play with toys on the activity mat.|
Amos loves to play with toys now. He'll bat at them if they are hanging above him in the bouncer, and he'll normally get ahold of them and yank them off with his super grip! If you give him something, chances are it will end up in his mouth about 99.9% of the time. He loves "chewing" on everything...toys, my fingers, his toes, etc. I think it may be time to try some cereal!
He still prefers to be a ninja and roll over when we aren't watching. We've seen him do it quite a bit now though, too. I pretty much always lay him on his tummy for naps, because he seems to sleep better in that position. Sometimes I'll lay him on his tummy at night now, too, because he can roll over to his back if he wants to at this point.
He enjoys having his big brothers "play" with him. This usually entails Ethan carrying him around the room, or putting him in his Bumbo and giving him toys to look at, or eat. ;) It doesn't always look the most comfortable, but he always has a big smile on his face if the boys are paying attention to him! :) I love it!
I still wish I could report that Amos was sleeping through the night again now, but he's not. :/ He's wanting to wake at least every four hours right now (it was 2 hours last night...yawn!), which usually means anywhere between 1:30 and 2:30 and 5:30 and 6:30. This past month, he is still averaging around 14 hours of sleep a day, with about 9-10 of those hours being at night. On most school days, he takes one 2-hour nap in the late morning, and one 2-3 hour nap in the late afternoon. On the weekends, he sometimes does one longer nap in the late morning/early afternoon, then a short nap in the late afternoon/early evening. He is roughly following a "2-3-4" schedule now. He wakes up and is awake for ~2 hours, then naps, then is awake for ~2-3 hours, then naps, then is awake for ~4-5 hours before bed. I've continued to nurse him every 2-4 hours during the day for 10-20 minutes.
It's crazy to think what will soon be in store for the little guy!