Monday, April 2, 2012
David is Five Months Old
I think month five has been the fastest yet! I really feel like I just wrote his four month update!
The biggest news is definitely starting daycare and me going back to work. So far, we are doing pretty well with it. I started him back the week before I went back to work, and that was definitely a good idea. I honestly thought I would be totally fine dropping him off. Wowzers, was I wrong!! I was blubbering mess. The owner of the place actually followed me out the front door just to make sure I was alright! Yikes. Luckily David did just fine and was happy as a clam when I went to pick him up. He's been there two weeks now and is finally starting to take naps more regularly and is getting in some good playtime with the other kiddos. I'm also doing much better with it. No crying since the first day. However, I do practically sprint to my car at the end of the day because I'm so excited to go get him.
We still aren't sleeping through the night. He does it maybe once a week. Right now he goes to bed at 7pm then gets up anywhere between 4 and 5:30am for a bottle. Then it's a crap-shoot if he goes back down or not. There have been a few times where we just have to start our day, but he usually crashes back out within 45 minutes of playtime. Good for him, but not so fun for me on the days I work. There's no more going back to bed for me! He also will randomly cry throughout the night to be flipped back over. While we know he CAN roll over he likes to get on his back and flail his arms and legs around like a upside-down turtle until we go put him back on his tummy. I have a feeling we need to stop giving in or it's going to become a really nasty habit.
His favorite activity is standing. He will not let you hold him in your lap with him sitting. He. Must. Stand. I've been working on teaching him to sit on the floor but after a couple seconds of that nonsense he arches his back and tries to stand. He really likes his bounce-bounce baby exersauscer and is finally figuring out how some of the toys work. He still very much prefers to chew on links I hook together for him and his friend Sophie the giraffe over anything else. He's also started to really like standing at the back door or out on the deck and watching cars drive by. He is just content as can be when we stand there, so we do it a lot!
He's also started laughing this month. It is so adorable! He's really ticklish under his chin so whenever I tighten the straps on his car seat or wash under his chin he just giggles and giggles! So adorable! He still talks softly to himself (especially on the way home from daycare! I imagine he's just telling me about his day. So cute!) but is starting to discover his voice and will make louder sounds when he's really excited. Although he seems to have the most fun blowing raspberries! He will just spit and spit and spit. Ah, babies.
He keeps getting bigger and bigger! Right now he can wear 6 month clothes, but his 9 month stuff fits a lot better length-wise. I can't believe it. I bet you he's in 12 month clothes in the next month and a half!
Overall he's just a ton of fun right now. I can't wait for him to figure out this sitting on his own thing! Once we have that down I know it's only a matter of time before he's on the move! Time really does need to slow down...
note: he was just taking a snooze in the car seat at a wedding that's why the straps are loose. We were not driving. Don't want the car seat police coming after me!
Here's a video of him laughing. :) Don't be jealous of my awesome cinematography skills.