Weight: 14lbs 8oz and 25.25"
Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: 6 and some 6-9mths. I can get you into 3-6months but they're too short so you look like you're rocking floods.
Sleep: You're a great night time sleeper. You are sleeping in your crib with the help of the Merlin magic suit, and when we put you in your crib, we don't hear from you again until the morning. Naps are a little more unpredictable, but you give me 2 to 3 naps a day, and at least one long nap of around 2-3 hours! You also slept in a pack and play for a few nights this month while we had friends staying with us and you did awesome!
Schedule: Not much has changed to your schedule except we are inching towards an earlier bed time.
wake up at 6:30...
10:45-1:00 play (maybe cat nap if we are in the car)
1:00 pm feed
6:55 pm bottle
Health: We took you into the doctor this month for a rash. The doctor wasn't really sure why or what it was, but it cleared up after 2 days. My guess is that it was a bit of a heat rash from a hike we took with you in the carrier. Beyond that, we are, and always will be, thankful for your perfect health!
Crying: This month you'll cry if you get frustrated. If you want something, but can't get to it, or you want to be moved, you'll whine. You also will cry if we walk away from you, but we're trying to nip that in the bud! This month we have been begging for your little tooth to sprout and its stubborn! We can see it, feel it, and we know it bothers you but it just wont cut through!
Feeding: You've started to take an 8oz bottle of formula (Holle) before bedtime and its going really, really well! We transitioned very slowly, mixing an ounce or two into breastmilk before finally making the whole bottle formula. You're breastfeeding sessions have gotten much shorter too, which is crazy. We used to nurse for 30 or 40 minutes, and now it takes 10 or so minutes.
Likes: You love people and for people to make goofy faces or sing funny songs to you. You reward everyone's antics with big, gummy smiles which just delights anyone who interacts with you. You love to be thrown into the air, tickled, and to roll off of mommy 100x a day. You really like anything that you can put into your mouth - but your favorite toys this month are your police car walker, your little computer, and the spinny toy that we attach to your bumbo at dinner time.
Dislikes: You don't like to be set down, you don't like teething, and you don't like not getting what you want (but either do I, so I get it).
Milestones: You started sitting this month! At your doctors appointment at your 5th month birthday, I told the doctor you were really close, and literally the next day you started sitting on your own. You were pretty wobbly the first two weeks and we always had to have a crash pad behind you, but now, you are sturdy and stable. You still fall, but sometimes you manage to fall gracefully and sort of roll on to your tummy. Other times, your falls aren't so graceful but I'm trying not to make a big deal out of them so that I don't spook you!
We also started using your Bob stroller for runs! It's been amazing for me to get a run in during the week, and your dad loves to take you on the weekend too. You're really chill while we run, and normally after about 20 minutes end up zonking out.
Places You’ve Gone: We didn't take any major trips this month, but you did get some time on the beach which was an adventure! We go on lots of outings throughout the week so you're a pretty great baby on the move!
Visitors: Our most notable visitors were Miss Lauren and Mr. Max who came to visit us from Colorado! I went to college with Miss Lauren and she just couldn't get enough of you. The first day you were a little whiney when they would hold you, but as soon as you warmed up you didn't mind their constant attention one bit!
Postpartum: I'm inching a little closer to my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm about five pounds there and I'm hoping I'm even closer by your next month update. I'm going to leave you for a long weekend next month, and have to put on a bathing suit, so that's proving to be excellent motivation!
Roscoe: You guys are buddies this month and nothing is making your daddy happier. You love to watch your dad play fetch with Roscoe, and you will watch Roscoe go chase the ball for hours. You've also started reaching out for Roscoe and trying to pet or pull his hair. Roscoe is really gentle with you and is chomping at the bit for you to start throwing his ball too.
Overall Leo, we are feeling so full of joy because you are in our lives. You are the biggest gift we've ever been given and our lives are forever changed for the better because of you.