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5 Months!

 

Cooper will not have official stats again until our 6 month doctor appointment, but Rob and I feel very confident he will be right back in the top % for weight next  month.

  • Development: Cooper’s neck is getting stronger and he has spent some time sitting in his bumbo chair and still really enjoys standing.  We love how he stiffens his neck in anticipation of being picked up.  Cooper still hasn’t rolled over, but the movements to do so are getting smoother so we are thinking the milestone is getting closer.
  • Physical: His hair seems blond in some light and brown in other, his eyes are still a dark grey/blue color and he still shows two dimples with big smiles.
  • Bedtime routine: Start around 7:30pm with an 8-10oz bottle, change diaper, read a book, put into sleep sack, head kisses good night and a song.  Binkies have primarily been used for nap time and he doesn’t seem to suck on his hands or need a binkie at night.
  • Eating: Cooper is eating 8 ounces every 3 hours with an additional 2-5 ounces at a few feedings each week.  This puts him at 40-50 ounces a day (64oz are in a 1/2 gallon)!  We are feeding him 1/2 formula and 1/2 breastmilk.  On the weekends I typically breastfeed him in the morning when my supply is fullest and can meet his 8oz demand.
  • Sleeping: Cooper is still an awesome sleeper and goes down around 7:30pm and we wake him up at 6 during the week and sometimes he sleeps until 7 on the weekends.
  • Crying: He really only cries when he is hungry or sleepy.  Being in daycare now he seems to be adjusting nicely to being put in a crib for his naps and typically takes 2-3 a day.

5 Month Firsts: Attending daycare, first cold/croup, Halloween costume, fingerpainting and ferry ride

Auntie Kari and the Robertson family are very sweet to Cooper and have given him a book for each of his month birthday milestones, he loves the colorful tissue paper and new books for his collection.

Cooper opening his 5 month birthday book

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