Monday, January 31, 2011

5 months

5 months
The past month has been horrible in regards to his sleeping. He used to sleep at least 10 hours through the night but at 4 months he started rolling over on his belly so I stopped swaddling him and he really loved to be swaddled, so now he wakes up every night usually between 12 and 4 AM to take a bottle and change his diaper.  I am hoping this stops soon! We lay him down awake and he rolls over to sleep on his stomach.
4-5 months we started supplementing with formula after every feeding and at 5 months we went to formula exclusively, he is eating 8 ounces 5 times a day and usually another 4 ounces in the middle of the night
We tried cereal and food for a few weeks but he is not really taking to it so I will try again in a few weeks, I don't want him to grow up too fast!
Rolling consistently from his back to front
Sleeping on stomach
Putting everything in his mouth
Grabbing for faces, toys, anything in front of him
He is not to great at the sitting position (bumbo time) he usually goes board straight and arches his back
He giggles and smiles all the time (when talked to, read to, kissed etc.)
Gained weight, 4 pounds to be exact
He weighs 16 lbs and 11 ounces and is 26.5 inches in height
Still had dry and scaly scalp and dry and itchy behind left ear
Cooing and Babbling
Traveled to Waco and Houston for Christmas
Dedicated at FBC Bryan
Went to The Woodlands for a day of shopping
He has stopped taking his pacifier which is fine by me!

Monday, January 10, 2011

1st Cereal

We got Jackson's 4 month doctor report back and discovered that he is on the skinny side so we could start introducing him to rice cereal to up his calories.  I didn't plan on doing this till he was 6 months old but instead we are starting now.  This is what he thought...

He spit back out most of everything that went in, but we keep trying everyday and each time he swallows a bit more. I know he will be loving food in no time!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jackson's Dedication

Today Jackson was dedicated to God at First Baptist Church Bryan, Texas by Pastor David Higgs.  His grandparents: Ya-Ya, MiMa and Pop, Uncle Brandon, Aunt Lizzy, and cousins Carter, Clarey and Campbell were there to witness this special event!  He received his first picture Bible from the Preschool Minister and was given a life verse by his parents.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Then we all came back to our house for brunch and had a wonderful visit.