Thursday, August 5, 2010

Five Months

Stop growing up Westin Tanner! This is such a fun age though. :)

-We think he is close to 14 pounds.
-Still in size 2 diapers, 3-6 month clothes.
-Eats every 2.5-3 hours.
-Takes 2-3 naps a day. Morning, afternoon and if we're lucky a late afternoon nap.
- Has a smile on his face all day long.
-He loves sitting up and standing with our help.
-I think he has finally gotten over his "growth spurt" that had him up to eat once or twice a night the past month. I felt like I had a newborn again. (I think he really did have a growth spurt for a few nights but then just decided he liked those middle of the night snacks.)
-Sleeps from around 7:30 pm-7:30 am with one feeding around 4 or 5 in between.
-Still not a fan of rolling over. He will do it a couple of times a week. It's like he knows he can do it but he just doesn't care to. Ha
-Starting to like his excersauser.
-Still loves his activity mat, swing and just hanging out on our bed with his toys.
-Took a bottle (the Nuk brand) from ME (obviously that's not the point) twice a couple of weeks ago but ever since then he is back on strike. He would fight Cody or anyone else trying to give him the bottle but would take it from me. This boy knows what he wants! We are still trying everyday. I am less stressed now that I know he can do it if he had to.
-Since we have been trying a bottle he has stopped sucking on his fingers and will not take a paci anymore. It is the craziest thing.
- He had his first "stranger" babysitter (non-family member besides church nursery) yesterday and he (and I) did great! She was so sweet and said all the things a mama wants to hear. :) I was only gone two hours though since I had to get home and feed him. :)
-I just love this happy, happy baby and look forward to his 5th month! We will probably be trying baby food in a couple of weeks so we are excited about that.

24 comments:

Debbie said...

Such a lovely post, and totally cute picture!! Happy 5 months to the both of you!

Katie said...

Such a cutie! And, um, it sounds like he has his mind made up about some things, and well, don't be trying to get him to do otherwise! HA! 2-3 naps a day? Goodness, you are LUCKY! Jack seriously has never ever ever taken two naps a day consistently....even when he was a few months old. He naps one hour in the morning - that's it. And AK gave up all her naps before her 2nd birthday. Aaauugh! ;o) He's adorable -- soon you will be planning a one-year party! It comes quick!

3LittleByrds said...

He's so cute. Happy 5 months Westin. This stage is precious.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

He is so precious!

Shady Lady! said...

He IS a happy little baby! I saw his cute smiling face on Katie's blog.

I know everyone says it, but man it goes by fast. My little boy started THIRD grade today! I remember him as a baby like yesterday.

Fabiola said...

He is so cute and so happy!!!

Kim Hancock said...

He is so sweet...

Darlene said...

He is SOOOOO adorable!!!!

hi-d said...

Awh...he is so cute! You can tell from the pictures, that he's a happy baby. He's so blessed to have you guys as his parents. I loved all the details on what's going on with him, since I kind of feel a little in the dark as to what to expect when I have a baby. haha...sounds like that book - what to expect, when you're expecting, (which I'm reading by the way).

Take care!
hi-d

Nikki said...

Such a cutie! This is such a fun age.

Cari said...

Happy 5 months, Westin! Love the updates and reading what he is up to! Hope you are doing well!

HeathahLee said...

He is soooooooo cute! And growing so big! Kiddo used to take three naps a day when he was that age, too. Then slept 12 hours like Westin is. I was so thankful to have a baby who loved sleep as much as I do! : )

Laurie said...

He is so cute!

aehrhart said...

I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog! I have just embarked on being a full-time homemaker and in 3.5 months a stay-at-home mom with our first child. You definitely inspire me, so thanks!

~Amy~

Alex and Jill said...

Look at that big smile! He is so cute and it sounds like he is such a good baby!!

It's crazy how fast they grow. I sat, rocking Amelia last night and started crying. Seems like just yesterday she was a tiny thing.

Anonymous said...

Shannon,
Did you swaddle Westin when he would take naps...and if so...are you still swaddling?

Our Mason doesn't sleep unless he is swaddled! Mason is one month younger than Westin and it is so much fun and help to read your blog as he grows....

Thanks!!

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Bringing Pretty Back said...

What joy!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Kari Beth said...

so crazy how fast they grow! he is so super sweet! i love getting to see him on sundays in the nursery. i don't know what i'm going to do when elle is ready to move up to the next class. NOONE besides family has ever kept her. once westin's sitting up good, we should get he and elle together for a playdate! have a good weekend!

kasey said...

he's adorable..so big.
xo

Leslie said...

What a sweetie pie! He is getting so big!! Don't blink, they grow so fast! You are such a good little momma Shannon!

arkie said...

He is such a happy looking boy! I love how you take his picture with the chalkboard each month!! So precious!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww, so cute! it sounds like everything is going great! So glad to "hear"! :)

Sunny said...

Wow! Time flies so fast! I can't believe he is already 5mos old. What a joy.