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Monday, March 31, 2014

crew | five months

Crew turned 5 months on March 3rd. Better late than never, right? 

I MAY have taken his 5 month photo only days before he turns 6 months. Oops. Basically his 5 and 6 month photos will look the exact same.

I have loved this past month with Crew better than the previous 4...each month gets better and better as his huge personality shines through. I just can't get enough!

weight: about 21 lbs
length: at 4 month appointment, 26.25 inches
clothes: mostly 9 months and up. Pajamas are 12 months, he also fits into some 18 months onesies. He basically just skipped the 6-9 month clothes.
diapers: size 3 in disposables and wearing OS cloth
hair color: he's our little blondie
eye color: blue-ish...seems to be turning green/brown like Will's eyes
eating: breastfeeding and formula - since going back to work it has been so hard to keep my supply up. I tried pumping at work, but it's just not the same. (Not to mention, it's annoying!) So I nurse him in the morning, at lunch, dinner and before bed. He's also getting oatmeal in a nighttime bottle which has really helped him to sleep longer. We jumped right in with carrots at 4 months and Crew hated them. Then we tried bananas. Nope. I'm sure it was just the texture. That's when we ended up going backwards and starting easy with oatmeal. Since then, he's eaten avocados and loved them. He also LOVES his Munchkin fresh food feeders with bananas in them. He'll usually eat half a banana when he has those.
nicknames: Crewboo, Crewster, Crewby, boo boo, handsome, precious...basically just anything that comes out of our mouths
likes: (loves) baths, riding in the car, talking, smiling, being able to look around and see what's going on, being read to, laying on his belly, chewing on his hands/trying to stuff his whole fist in his mouth, singing, bananas, being outside, going on walks, chewing on his toes
dislikes: being hungry or sleepy

Crew has started getting SO distracted while nursing, especially when I come home to feed him for lunch. If he hears Will talking somewhere in the room or the house he's got to whip his head around to see what's going on. It's pretty funny, but can end up taking twice as long to finish. At lunch all he wants to do is grin at me which is the cutest. thing. ever.

He's also started shrieking all the time. It's hilarious. He's not mad or sad, he just yells. He found his voice, that's for sure!

We started adding oatmeal to his bottles at night to help him sleep longer and it worked. After failing with carrots we back-tracked to oatmeal.

Crew's first Valentine's Day! Crew and Daddy cooked me a surprise dinner for when I got home from work and had even gone to Target together to get me some goodies. Can't go wrong with Target!

Crew and I are gearing up for Will to leave for Serbia at 20 weeks. It's going to be a hard week without him, but we'll make it!

He is SO good at putting his paci in his mouth. He rarely uses one, only when he's sleepy. So if it's in his mouth and he's not sleepy he will pop it right out to chew on all the edges and put it back in correctly when he's ready.

Will has been gone to Serbia this week and we sure have missed him. My parents were over a lot during the week because we were re-doing our office as a surprise to Will. My mom (aka Lolly) spent the night 3 times to help with Crew. It was so nice to have her there so I could get a full night's rest. It made all the difference!

Crew spends his days with my mom (Lolly), Will's mom (Grangie) and my grandmother (Nana). Nana keeps him the most, anywhere from 2-3 days a week. Crew loves them all, but he LOVES Nana so much. He gets so excited when she comes over and is always such a happy little baby for her and when we get home. I was always close to my great grandmother (Nana's mom) so it makes me so happy that Crew has such a sweet relationship with his great grandma. There are so many similarities between Mamaw and Nana, that it's no wonder Crew is so crazy about her! We are so blessed that he gets to spend so much time with his grandmothers!

Crew loves sucking on his bottom lip! It's hilarious and just makes his chubby cheeks even chubbier!

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Hannah said...

oh, what a cutie! And I have done the whole, take a picture the week (or day) before your munchkin is 4 months instead of 3 just to get a 3 month picture in ... you are not alone.

Also, I'm pretty sure we have the same rocker. I love it. It is one of the best things we have... it made the long night-time nursing session so much better! It's like a marshmallow you can sit on :)

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

All of Noelle's monthly pics tend to be in the middle of the month. He is the cutest. Those cheeks!!! Noelle's also always eating the sticker by the end of the pictures, too!

J and A said...

He is adorable!! So big compared to miss D!! Oatmeal in a bottle... May have to try! He likes it? How much do you give him at night? Love all the photos!

Lisa C said...

He's so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, he is soooo darn cute! Peanut is discovering his hands too and he's always trying to put them in his mouth. When he has mittens on he totally soaks them! I agree that it's hard to keep up your supply when you're working. I had a good little supply in the freezer but I only have one bag left! It went by so quickly!! I know it's totally okay to do formula (which I'm most likely going to have to do because even though I pump at work - I don't pump enough for the next day) but I wish I wasn't having to have to. Anyway, glad to hear Crew is doing well and I hope you are too. He is sooo stinking cute!!

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