4 Months… and 5 Months

Yeah, so I’ve been a smidgeon slack on Brody’s monthly posts. Oops! Today, I’ll be combining his four and five month posts into one- I don’t want to forget this stuff later on!

4 Months

At four months:

-Brody is one big boy! At his four month well check (on 6/14/12) he weighed 16 pounds, 10 ounces, was 24.5 inches long and his head was 42.5 cm.

– Wears size 9 months or 6-12 months

– Is liking the car a little more- only cries about 1/3 of the time

– Is rolling from stomach to back and from back to stomach and has been for a while now

– Is a terrible sleeper… still! Sleeps four hours at the longest stretch at night and is then up every 1.5 hours. He cat naps during the day for 30 minutes at a time. It’s maddening!

– Loves food! He nurses every two hours, hence his chunkiness!

– Is a smiling machine- he will also giggle, but he’s much stingier with his laughs than his smiles. It doesn’t take much to get a grin out of him!

– Is a major mama’s boy!

– Loves his swing in the morning and will swing quietly while I get things ready to go.

5 Months

At five months:

– Brody weighs 18 pounds 6 ounces (7/24/12). He’s so big and cuddly!

– Is still in size 9 months but has outgrown a few pieces, and can wear size 12 months. He’s going to be a linebacker!

– Rolls clear across the floor. He uses this as his mode of travel!

– Is off of Prevacid- yay! He throws up much less now, which is very nice.

– Is so much better in the car! Thank goodness!! He rarely cries, unless he’s been in there for a while.

– Is loving the Jumperoo- we just got it down from the attic last week, and even though he hasn’t figure out how to jump, yet, he loves being upright and playing with the toys.

– Really wants to go places. He gets so mad, and I know it’s because he’s bored. He tries so hard to get up and go!

– Entertains himself for a while on his gym mat with the dangling toys

– Is sleeping for longer during his mid-day nap, probably an hour. It’s like a whole new world for me, having two boys asleep at once!

– Goes down about 9:30 at night for four hours. The past few nights, after I feed him, he’s down for another three to four hours. I hope that continues!

– Loves his big brother… fascinated by his every move!

– Is teething like crazy. No actual teeth in sight, but his gums are driving him crazy! If he’s anything like Knox, it’ll be months of that before anything comes through!

– Has definitely found his voice- he talks all the time and is very vocal!

– Loves to blow bubbles

– Sucks his thumb or his fingers… pretty much whatever he can find!

– Is enthralled with Trevor. He will stare at him for the longest time, and everything Trevor says cracks him up. He’s another Daddy’s boy in the making, I think!

– Still loves bath time and having his diaper changed.

– Tries to rip his painting off the wall during diaper changes. He really, really wants to hold it!!

– Is now eating solids. I waited until six months with Knox, but Brody is so darn hungry all the time, I figured I would do my boobs a favor and give him another option!! I tried before he was five months, but his belly was not ready for it- ┬áhis little body had major constipation issues! We waited three weeks and tried again, now he’s doing much better. He scarfs it down and cries when it’s gone EVERY time. I think he’s going to be our big eater!

– Is eating organic whole grain rice cereal and organic apples, so far. I’m going to start him on Oatmeal tonight, instead of the rice cereal, since it’s a more nutritious option.

– Is getting less grouchy and much more sweet. This is a welcome change!

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3 thoughts on “4 Months… and 5 Months

  1. Megan Smith

    How adorable is he!! He is such a big boy! And I am always so behind on the month to month post. This month which was actually almost a week ago now, is going to be combined with last months too!

  2. Jaclyn

    He is such a big boy! And getting cuter and cuter with every picture… I love the rolls!! I skipped the rice cereal and such as first food and went all crazy hippy and did avocado! I too read somewhere how rice doesn’t have any nutritional value so I figured, why use it all! Granted our first eating experience was avocado and DIRT! Soo… not sure of the nutritional value in potting soil! Lol

    1. Jessica Post author

      Ha ha, Jaclyn! Yes, dirt probably isn’t the best first food! We did avocado with Knox right away, and he loved it!


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