Monday, 2 February 2015

Taylor's 5 Month Update

Taylor James' 5 month Update

It doesn't seem like that long ago I posted his 4 month update, but I was super late posting that and before we know it, the 5 month mark has crept up! 
I really can't believe he's 5 months old already. To me, I've still 'just had a baby!' :)
Okay so the good news... We have a tooth!! 
And the bad news... We have sleep regression!! [Thank god for makeup!!]

So I finally took him to be weighed. He weighs 18lb 5.5oz - my chunky monkey! He's dipped slightly from the centile he was following but he's doing perfectly :)

We're comfortably in age 6-9 months clothes now. I had to go out and buy lots of bits as he just seemed to shoot up during the growth spurt and suddenly none of his 3-6 fit him. it was a shame but he didn't get to wear a lot of his 3-6 stuff, he just had SO much!

He's still taking 7oz every 3 hours, he has 5 bottles a day. He's beginning to show a lot of interest in food, but I'm waiting for him to learn to sit up before I can start BLW. Need to get his high chair too! I was hoping we'd be in the new house in time to start, so we can introduce BLW amongst family meal times around the table, as Im currently using our dining table as my desk for work in this house, but it doesn't look like we'll be in the new place for a while yet so I need a plan B as I'm really passionate about doing this properly!

Sleep?? What is sleep?? I seem to remember it, vaguely... ;)
We've well and truly hit the sleep regression! He'll go to bed normal time and be asleep by 630-7 no problems, he's started fussing a lot, waking up constantly. It's a bit of a problem as I work in the evenings, and although James will go in and settle him it soon gets to the point that he's screaming, getting himself all stressed [Taylor, not Daddy! haha] and refusing to sleep and I end up having to go in as the only way he'll settle and go back to sleep is in my arms. And then he's in my bed for the rest of the night [and Mummy's orders are building up on her desk], he fusses a lot through the night and I just don't seem to sleep longer than 30mins to an hour at a time anymore, and it's really catching up with me! He still wakes around 4am for a feed, but I'm wondering whether to introduce another feed too for when he fusses as maybe he's needing more. Hoping this is a phase we pass QUICKLY! :)

Bedtime Routine...
He still has a good bedtime routine, as this is really important to me. Bath at 6, dried and in sleep suit, last feed and cuddles with Mummy, then into bed. 

Mummy's post partum body...
Well I've lost 8 lbs so far this month which I'm pleased with. I started the 30 Day Shred but I'm still so unfit I need to get into it gradually!! :) 

Mummy's Best Bits...
He absolutely adores his big brother, he gets so excited when he sees him and he giggles away at him making him laugh, it melts me!! It was such a nice surprise when James found he'd cut a tooth. It was lovely that James found it as with him working so much, he may miss some milestones, so I was really chuffed for him that he was the one who noticed he'd cut a tooth.

Daddy's Best Bits...
I love his face when I get home from work, he gets all excited to see me! I love taking selfies with him. :)

Bradley's Best Bits...
Every time I come home from school he always cracks a smile and it makes me happy <3 :)

Until next month...

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  1. Aw he's a little cutie. Jacob is in size 6-9 month clothes too . I caved in and started weaning him and 4 and a half months though as he just wanted milk nonstop although we done blw with Sophia and she loved that. Hope you manage to get moved soon xx

    1. Aw thank you. Ah bless Jacob!!
      Thanks hun, hopefully not too much longer!!

  2. Awe beautiful round up for his 5 month birthday :) He is such a little cutie! Hope the sleep is due to him cutting new teeth and it all settles down again soon!

  3. Aww lovely update sounds like he is doing so well, though the sleep regression sounds painful you poor thing! Hope it gets better and well done on the weight loss too! thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays

  4. I love how he adores his big brothers, older sibling worship is a wonderful thing and will last for years!

  5. Urgh, I hated 30 day shred and it didn't even deliver an improvement for me. I do need to start it again, but I've got tendonitis in my achilles, and there's no way I'll hack that DVD with an injury!

    Good luck with yours...and for getting more sleep

  6. Aww, you're such a lovely family!! We love Taylor's photo collage...for us the best shot is "today I've got my first tooth"!!!

  7. What a really lovely round up and what a super cute little guy you have there. He was ROCKING that Buzz Lightyear top! Thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx

  8. He is so gorgeous. Hope you manage to get some sleep soon x

  9. Beautiful boy! Wish I'd taken pictures like this when my girls were younger. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  10. 5 months already! Where has the weeks gone? Months gone? It's going too fast. So beautiful though. I love all these captures. Making me all broody again. Lovely update. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  11. so sweet! the updates come around so fast, it feels like your writing them all the time! Miss Amelia being this small! Thanks so much for linking up xx #mummymonday x

  12. awww i adore this age they are so damn cute! .. lovely round up honey, thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments


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