Baby Grant: 5-Month Update
Hello, sun and beautiful weather!
We missed you…
Everything is in full bloom, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
My goodness, my baby boy is 5 months old now!! How, when, what??? (It’s so cliche, I know, but I just can’t even comprehend with the speed of time!)
Yeah, my little man is not so tiny anymore. Last time we checked, he was 20lbs! He’s a chunky little guy for sure and oh-so-happy one! He looks pretty serious at times, but luckily, he’s so generous with his smiles.
Tell me, doesn’t he look 100% Mongolian in his Mongolian outfit? My mom made it for Grant, sadly he almost outgrew it. Anyway, his look changes so much. One day he’ll be pretty asian-looking, and other days he’s more Caucasian. It’s funny how that works.
- Grant’s holding his head pretty well now and he loves sitting up like a big boy (with a cushion, of course). Also, he can now roll from his back to tummy – something he learned previous month – and then from tummy to his back, hitting his head in the process. 🙂 So cute and a bit nerve-wracking!
- Also, he spins on his play mat a lot. I don’t know how he moves around, but he definitely doesn’t stay in the same spot for very long.
- HANDS! He’s now learning what his hands are for. He grabs anything and everything in front of him, whether it’s my face, hair, toys… He also holds his hands in front of his face and just stares at them. Oh and anything he grabs goes right into his mouth.
- Grant used to be swaddled at night and for naps since his birth, and he loved it. But now that he’s much stronger now, we quit cold turkey. Since then he wakes up every 2.5-3 hours at night. But hopefully he’ll learn to sleep longer soon, then I can transition him from the basinet to his crib. Also he naps for only 30 minutes 4 times a day, sometimes a little longer. But if I sleep with him (don’t judge, if I want a nap during the day, I do cosleep with him during the day), he sleeps for up to 2 hours! Anyway, no more swaddles for him and I think he’s adjusting pretty well.
My friend Olya made this adorable John Deer diaper cake. Super cute, I had a hard time disassembling it. (Thanks, Olya!!)
4 Baby Products We’re Absolutely Crazy About:
(PS: This post is not sponsored. However, some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I get tiny commissions with no cost to you. Thank you for your support!)
Aquaphor – This baby healing ointment, diaper rash and dry skin protectant is amazing! This is what we used when Grant had his first and only diaper rash when he was just a few weeks old. Since then we religiously use it to prevent diaper rash. Recently, he got couple eczema spots on his elbows, and this ointment has been a magic relief.
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash – This is a fantastic baby wash. It’s gentle on baby’s skin and smells amazing! Don’t buy the pump bottle though, it breaks during shipping. I’d received a mess of a package once, and later read others’ reviews with similar experience. Just buy the screw top bottles.
WubbaNub Pacifier – The only time we use the pacifier is when going to sleep. It’s almost like a hint to fall asleep or something. The little elephant helps the soothie stay close by his mouth.
Piyo Piyo Yellow Baby Nail Scissors – Remember I confessed how I hate nail trimming. Well, I’m much better at it now and I absolutely love this nail scissors. Luckily, I haven’t had any accidents, which gives me more confidence. But darn those nails grow fast! 🙂
Baby Feed app – I religiously track everything my baby does. Sleep, feed, diaper change, I mean everything! I’m still planning to review the data and develop a schedule for Grant.
That’s it for today. Thank you for reading and being on this fun (sometimes exhausting) journey of motherhood. 🙂
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