Monday, January 7, 2013

Baby Jett - 5 Months

I know a lot of you say that time flies by with your newborn and you wish you could keep them little forever and cry as you pack away your newborn clothes, and then the 0-3 month clothes, etc etc.  I'm not feeling any of this sadness as my baby grows up, I LOVE Baby Jett getting older.  Every month that Baby Jett gets a little bit older and more independent I'm a little bit happier mama.

I haven't cried over him getting older, doing new things, packing away clothes he's too big for etc etc.  I'm looking FORWARD to all the stuff that is in front of us rather than mourning what has already passed.

At 5 months Baby Jett:

Weight is 15 lbs 12 oz., that puts him smack dab in the middle at the 50th percentile.

Height is 26.5 inches, which puts him in the 75th percentile...this must be why everyone, including the pediatrician, thinks he looks big for his age.  Upon weighing him my ped was like oh...he's not big at all is he?  He has the allusion of being a big baby though, I have a lot of people tell me he's big for his age.  For the record, he's not!

Grabs everything and immediately puts it in his mouth.  This includes phones, cups of coffee, keys, books, etc.

Is quite the talker.  Chatty chatty chatty.  When reading stories to him at night he "reads" along...loudly.

Is teething, and he's got the drool to prove it.  All shirts are covered in drool immediately after putting them on.  He ends up wearing a bib for the drool most of the time.  The pediatrician says she can feel at least one tooth on the bottom but it could still be months before it comes through.  

Is an expert at the roll now, both from belly to back and back to belly.  He prefers to be on his belly when set down so that he can... on crawling!  He is SO frustrated that he can't quite crawl yet.  He gets his butt up in the air and one knee under himself and then ends up scooching backward.  He HATES this and gets very vocal about how annoyed he is that his body is moving backward instead of forward.

Is almost sitting up on his own.  He can stop himself from falling forward and backward pretty good, but he still topples over sideways.

Is still exclusively breastfed and eats every few hours around the clock.

Is doing significantly better on the napping.  He consistently naps for an hour or more now for at least one nap a day by himself in his crib.

Still sleeps with us and still will not go down for the night anywhere but next to mama.

Is starting swimming lessons and music classes this month!  I'm excited for these as it will give us a little more structure to our week.  Monday swim class, Tues parenting group, etc etc.  It's always nice to have at least one outing every day.

He loves watching us eat and drink.  If you're holding him and you pick up something to drink he tries to grab it out of your hands.  We have to be careful with hot liquids now!

We've been given the go-ahead to start solids whenever we choose, so I'm just waiting for him to sit up completely unassisted and then we will begin some solids!  We're going the "feed the baby whatever you eat" route with solids, I will not be buying baby food and I will not be making baby special foods.

Is still such a smiler.  When he wakes up in the morning and gives us that big toothless heart melts.  When he's out of the bed sometime in the future this will be what I miss the most.

The change from month 4 to month 5 was astounding and to date this is my favorite age.  He has undergone SO many changes during this month from perfecting his rolling technique to sitting up on his own and attempting to crawl.  So many things going on with this little guy right now!

Jules Verne and Baby Jett at 5 months...Jules is not a fan of the baby and did NOT want to lay next to him for this picture.

Jules Verne and Baby Jett at one day old...what a difference 5 months makes!


  1. 5 months is by far one of my favorite ages!!! I remember that's why I got family pics taken at 5 months because I was like "ok, now this is fun and my kid is super adorable!" its such a fun age. :-) Have fun with solids! I bet he'll do really good. Austin stared at our food all the time too and he took to solids really well and easily. I can't believe he's trying to crawl already! Look out world!!!!! xoxo

  2. Happy 5 months! That comparison is great. Enjoy the classes - swimming is a favorite of ours :)

  3. Happy 5 months! It sounds like things are really getting into a groove for you all. As I saw the last 5 month photo (before scrolling down) I was just thinking about how huge that koala rug looked in the beginning. It was great to see the comparison below. My, my how things have changed in such a short time.

  4. Ahh! I love that comparison picture, he has grown so much!! Such a sweet heart! I can just imagine him talking about his books with you. And those morning smiles are my favorite too, can't get enough of them!

  5. I am so loving 5 months too! And I couldn't agree more, people ask me all the time if I am sad that he is growing up so fast and I say "no" I love each day moving forward. I held my sisters 2 month old and believe me I do NOT miss those days! Glad things are going well.

  6. I don't know if I posted before or not...I don't even know my address I'm so sleep deprived! I'm finding. Lot of comfort in your posts. It will get better!! I have 3.5 month twins and it has been difficult. Thank you for sharing this aspect. Most blogs are all rainbows and sunshine after the babies arrive and I've been struggling so I've felt like there is something wrong with me. Jett is adorable!! I'm so glad things are going well. I have so much excitement ahead.

  7. He does look big! Such a little boy :). Glad you are loving 5 months, he is looking so cute, and I love that he reads! I can't wait for Rowan to do anything besides stare at my arm while I read to her. haha. But at the same time I want her to stay a newborn - I guess you can't have it all!

  8. He's changed so much since his 4 month picture! I agree this is my favorite age too so far, the earlier months are so hard and they dont do anything. Now they are getting so active, their personalities are coming through and their interactions with you are so fun and rewarding. Makes me feel like I'm doing a better job as a mama!

  9. So precious, and amazing how he has grown :)

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