Five Months Old!

17 Jun

I can’t believe Ethan is already five months old!! After a successful four-month appointment, Ethan’s pediatrician said he was strong enough and developmentally ready to start solids–cereal, pears and prunes, so we experimented with brown rice cereal, oatmeal and pears so far! Ethan loves to eat so is a very happy boy when he gets some solid food. Along with solid foods comes solid poop (!) so that has been a lot of fun for everyone this month as well. He is getting a lot better at sitting assisted and LOVES to stand with ‘mod’ support (Did everyone know Aunt Kristin is now a licensed physical therapist?? Congratulations!).

According to our ‘unofficial’ weigh in (Dad stepping on the scale with Ethan), he weighs about 15 pounds!

Ethan still loves to roll over both ways, and can lift himself up very well on his stomach! He is talking a lot still and a lot more grabby – he even grabbed at my tail today! Necklaces, hair and shirts are fair game – he just loves to hold on tight! He is also enjoying his toys more and has graduated to both the ‘big boy’ stroller seat and the convertible car seat in Mom’s car (the infant car seat is still in Dad’s car). He has had a lot of fun in his exersaucer and jumparoo too!

He has been doing better with naps this month, usually taking a quick early morning nap, a nap before lunch and then a nap mid-afternoon. He is in the great hands of Mimi B and Aunt Caroline this month. He is enjoying spending more time with Cousin Lila – he is trying to learn as much as he can from his one-year old cousin! He hasn’t been napping as well for them, but he will get the hang of it soon! He is doing well with bedtime too. His routine starts at 6pm and ends with a few books, ending with Goodnight Moon and The Going to Bed Book at 6:30.  He will usually sleep until about 6:30, however, since we returned from DC it is more like 5:30.

Ethan went on his first trip to our nation’s capital this month for Stephanie and Matt McCrombie’s wedding. It was a great time, even though they lost their bags on the way there and had a 4+ hour flight delay on the way home! While in D.C. they visited with Lynn for breakfast. For lunch they met friends Erin, Adam and PJ! PJ is already 6+ months old and oh so cute. It was a lot of fun to catch up with them as Mom missed seeing them every week at play group! PJ was trying pears for the first time and he shared some with Ethan!  After trying pears for the very first time, Ethan and PJ both had major blow outs!

We think Ethan is starting to teeth a bit as he is drooling a lot and trying to chew on his toys but nothing is cut just yet!

Until next time….off to sniff my butt!

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3 Responses to “Five Months Old!”

  1. mimi June 18, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    I love all the pictures!!!!!!!!

  2. MHT June 20, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Adorable! Cannot not believe Ethan is already five months old. He is such a sweetie. XOXO

  3. libby June 22, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    WHAT A CUTIE! Watch out for the exerisaucer!!!

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