Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mason Mitchell: 5 Months

Age: 5 months
Height: 25.5" (41st percentile)
Weight: 13lbs 5oz (5th percentile)

Nicknames: Mase, Mase-a-roo, Roo, Roo-Roo, Roodles, Mase-a-Doodle, Brother

Milestones: Mason learned so much this month!  He rolls both ways now and almost always wants to be on his tummy.  If you put him down on his back he immediately rolls to tummy.  He also can sit supported in a tripod stance and loves being able to look around like that.  He also learned to pivot while on his tummy so that he can face whatever direction he wants.  He will pivot around to get toys or to see things on the other side of the room, it's so cute!

Mason went to his first movie at the theater this month!  We went to a "Mommy & Me" flick with Carson and Daddy.  We saw "Rio 2" and Mason did great.  He got a little sleepy toward the end and Nick rocked him in the car seat.

Sleep: Mason is on the "EASY" schedule.  He takes about 3 naps a day and seems to do well with a routine.  At this point he usually is ready for a nap after being up for about 2 hours.  The nap we have the most trouble with is his early evening nap.  It's right around Carson's dinner time and Mason never can figure out if he needs to eat or sleep.  When he wakes up it's too early for his last feeding, but he's in that eat-activity-sleep schedule so he's ready to eat again!  We're figuring it out.  He loves sleeping on his tummy and he has fully transitioned to the PNP/crib for overnight.  He still takes naps in the swing and loves it!  It's just a lot easier with Carson to have Mason in the swing for naps.

Best Moment: Mason has really discovered his big brother this moth.  He LOVES watching what Carson is doing!  Now that he has learned to pivot around while on his belly, he will pivot so that he can see Carson at ALL times!  He also smiles really big when Carson walks up to him.  :)

Health:  Mason's spit up is crazy.  I'm constantly in a sea of laundry and he spits up after pretty much every feeding.  Sometimes it's just a little but sometimes it's a ton.  The good thing is that he doesn't seem to be in pain.  I have an appointment scheduled with the doctor since he's such a peanut...I want to make sure he hasn't fallen off the growth chart!

Eating: Mason eats every 2.5-3 hours for about 15-20 minutes.  He still likes his milk "straight from the tap" and isn't a fan of bottles.  We haven't had a real need to give him the bottle so I'm not forcing it since it just stresses everyone out.

Sizes: Mason can still fit in 3 month clothes but I also upacked his 6 month clothes because his jammies were getting too short for his long body!  We started with just 6 month jams and then about a week later I decided to try on a onesie and it fit perfectly.  I swear I'm in denial every time he moves up a size!  He also moved up to size 2 diapers.  We have to overlap the flaps a lot, but he was blowing out of size 1's and nobody wants that!  He's using about 6-8 diapers a day.

Things I want to remember: Mason is such a happy baby!  He loves watching his brother and is almost always sucking on his fingers.  He is super ticklish under his arms and under his chin/near his collar bone.  He loves blankies and his face lights up when you give him one while he's in the swing or car seat.  I can't wait for the day that he can sleep with one in bed!  He loves pulling on Mommy's hair and clothes.  When he nurses, he likes to gently squeeze my arm with his little hand.  <3  Mason still prefers Norah Johns over traditional lullabies at night when he's going to bed.  

Favorite Toys: Mason loves his jumperoo!  He can't quite reach the floor yet so we usually put a pillow or box under his feet so he can bounce a bit.  He also loves tags on toys/blankets and will find the tag and suck on it.  He loves books and lately has been really into "Baby Colors"....he even reaches out to help turn the pages!  He's still into crinkle toys, his piano playmat, and mirrors!


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