Friday, December 7, 2012
My sweet Silas.
You are getting so big. You nurse like a champ and I think you love it because you still wake me up twice at night to eat. Even though that isn't ideal, I don't hate it as much as I thought I would because you are just so sweet to eat and then go right back to sleep. You hardly ever cry, just whimper and wiggle around until I get you up to feed you. I've let you fuss for quite a while wondering if you would just go back to sleep, but you don't, so alas...I feed you. You eat so much better than your sister did. She was an impatient eater, but you will just wait patiently for that milk. Although you have certainly woken up to all your surroundings and pop on and off often to see what this noise is or what big sister is up to. You also will give mama a little bite every now and then because you love seeing her reaction...not my favorite part, son. I remember sister drooling and biting a bit too, so I am hopeful that this is all teething and won't last long (please).
So, mothering your sister (3) and you is tough. Having two is way harder than I ever imagined. I am constantly exhausted, not so much because of you, but more so because of your sister. Lily is very very busy, which in turn has made me very very busy. This has me way behind all the things I use to do for your sister, like taking pictures of you with cute numbers to show how many months you are. I dont' even have time to do that. Crazy!
Silas at 5 months:
You weigh about 16 lbs, but I don't know for sure because you go to the doctor next week.
We are using cloth diapers with you and I just adjusted all your one size diapers to the medium settings, which is insane. You wear a size 3 disposable at night.
You DO NOT sleep through the night. Your sister started sleeping through at 3.5 months, so...what's up with that? It's not so bad, but it will be nice when you do :)
You go to bed between 7:30 and 8 with a feeding around 11. You usually wake up to eat again around 3 or 4 and then wake up again around 6 (this 6am feeding is new, thanks)
You wake up for the day around 7:30 and then nap at 9, 12, 3, sometimes take a catnap at 5:30 or 6. You sleep about 1 to 1.5 hours each nap, except the catnap which is around 30-60 minutes.
Your favorite toys ar the colored rings, which you put directly into your mouth and jabber very loudly to. You also enjoy your swing, baby einstein blocks, and your sophie the giraffe. You also love this red scarf and other cloths. Just like Lily, you love to have your face covered with blankets/burp cloths, sheets. You kick your feet wildly at excitement when we do it.
You absolutely adore Lily and the feeling is mutual. When i go to get you up from your nap, she runs in with me and says "baby Silas!!" and you smile huge at her. If she isn't right with me when I go to get you, you look all around for her and light up when you find her. It just is the sweetest thing ever. I love every bit of it!!
When I go to get you up from your nap, you get so excited, you kind of sigh/laugh so happily as if to say "yay, I was hoping you would come get me". I love it!
You are rolling from front to back, but not back to front. Just like your sister. I don't think it will happen before you sit up.
Speaking of sitting up, you are super close. Almost there!!
We adore you. You are the perfect addition to our family and we couldn't imagine a happier baby.