Simon @ 5 Months

posted by Andrea | 08/4/2014

5 months old!

5 months

Guess who’s 5 months old today!

Mr. Froggy :)

mr. frog

Simon is eating and sleeping like a champ! I know I don’t have a lot to compare it too, but he will often sleep 12 hours at night without needing to eat. He will still wake up a couple times because he needs his pacifier, or he rolled over and can’t figure out how to get comfortable again — but I’ll gladly get up a few times to roll him over or pop a pacifier back in if he’s going to sleep for 12 hours!

He’s eating about 40 ounces a day and is often in bed by 6:30pm or earlier. I’d honestly prefer he went to bed a little later so he would sleep in longer, but I’m a morning person so I won’t complain!

drinking his bottle

He’s rolling all over the place — from front to back, back to front, left to right, etc. He’s also starting to inch across the floor by doing a very awkward version of the army crawl. I know it makes life busier once they can crawl, but I LOVE the fact that they are much more independent once they can move on their own — so yes, I’m excited for him to start crawling.

He made his first beach appearance on our family vacation. He slept through most of the outing, but I did manage to get his feet in the water for a few minutes and he seemed to like it.

beach baby

He’s growing like a weed and already wearing 12-month sleepers and onesies. Thankfully, all the clothes I had ready for fall (9-12 mo.) have been working well for summer since it’s been unseasonably cool here in West Michigan the past month.

pjs

He can sit in our clip-on high chair for a little bit before his neck get’s too tired and he slumps over. It’s fun having BOTH my “helpers” in the kitchen with me :)

He “passed” his 4 mo. doctor visit and is growing well. He’s already 27″ long which seems long to me since Nora was 30″ at 12 months. Maybe he will get Dave’s height!

He’s not clingy like Nora, but he’s getting more snuggly — especially when my shirt has fun strings or loose fabric for him to grab.

He loves the stroller and is tolerating his carseat — easily falling asleep in both, which is super helpful for me.

He’s still not napping great (usually three 30-minute naps a day) but since Nora’s brief interest in naps is now over, the no napping doesn’t bother me anymore. And remember, he sleeps at night, so life is good!

happy boy

Simon is generally a pretty happy camper — and (as you can see by the pictures below) he especially loves all the attention Nora gives him ;)

Happy 5 months big guy!

5 months old

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13 comments

  1. Paulette Smith

    08/04/2014

    Such beautiful children! He really is an adorable little guy. Did I say little? He’s going to be tall!! Thanks for sharing your family. I enjoy the updates.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Paulette — and yes, he’s getting SO big!

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  2. Amrita

    08/04/2014

    :D love to see these kind of posts.reading is so much fun..

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Amrita!

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  3. DeeDee Moore

    08/04/2014

    Cutie Pa-tootie!

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  4. JoAnn C.

    08/04/2014

    How sweet! Thanks for sharing updates, Andrea.

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  5. rose

    08/04/2014

    Sooo cute! God Bless them!

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  6. Janice

    08/04/2014

    Beautiful baby! Do you have a slightly different haircut? Always so cute. Just looks a little different, especially on the sides. Wish I could get my hair to look as good as yours.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Janice — and yes, I always have a slightly different haircut :)

    I get it cut about every 4 weeks and am always doing something a little different. Recently, I’ve been doing more of a mow-hawk (tastefully) and I love it!

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  7. Erin

    08/04/2014

    Great photos…gosh he is growing so quick! Thanks for sharing you life with us. Happy 5 months Simon!

    Erin & Owen (also 5 months ;-))

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    Andrea Reply:

    awww “Owen” — on our short list of favorite boy names!

    Thanks Erin!

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  8. Sarah

    08/06/2014

    He’s so sweet Andrea-so big already-they both are! Hope you are having a great summer!

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  9. Leigh

    08/18/2014

    Simon is adorable! So is Nora!!

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