Well, we've made it...5 months. I'm exhausted, hubby is exhausted and we can't imagine life any other way. Despite the exhaustion, tears, frustration and challenges of being a parent of a newborn and toddler (and feeling like you're learning it all for the first time because your second is so different), we are so incredibly in love with our little guy.
Small Fry is changing every day. We finally pinpointed the source of some of his crankiness - reflux. I hate the diagnosis (I'm just not a fan of medication), but the Zantac he takes is helping. I'm only giving it to him before bed though, since he's laying down for so long. Hopefully he'll be completely off it in the next few weeks.
He can roll over now, not with great ease, but he can do it - both from tummy to back and back to tummy. He's trying SO hard to sit up unassisted and play with his brother, who he is so in awe of. He loves playing under his numerous play gyms and in his exersaucer, although his absolute favorite source of entertainment is a 20 oz. empty plastic soda bottle (thanks to mommy, he's got plenty of those).
Drool is abundant, and spit up is decreasing, always nice for mom and dad (I can keep the same shirt on ALL day!). Sleeping is still a challenge, but I'm not a good sleeper either, so we keep each other company late at night. He's sleeping in longer stretches, and mean mommy lets him cry sometimes too - but he's learning to soothe himself and that's going to be hugely key in the future. Plus, in about 10 minutes of whimpering and crying, he's found that he can go back to sleep. Being able to roll over I think is helping him sleep better too (we stopped swaddling him at just about 16 weeks).
I don't know weight/height stats - we don't own a scale and he doesn't go to the doctor until 6 months, but he's growing out of clothes at lightning speed. I was planning on using most of the Monkey's old clothes for him, but at this rate, he'll be one size bigger than the Monkey was come the fall - and that means a shopping spree (hubby will not be pleased).
Well, that's about it for now (not short, but I've never been one to skimp on the details for potential excitement and more to the story always lies in the details). Enjoy some pics and thanks for reading!
I can roll over AND suck my thumb at the same time!