Crazy to think that five months ago today I was staring down in amazement at the little bundle that had come so fast and furiously into our lives. It seems like just yesterday that I was begging to get the epi and panicking when they said there was no time. Now in the blink of an eye we are already at five months.
It's been so fun to watch him growing and starting to see his personality come out. He is definitely a different baby than Andrew. He's a little more grumpy and does NOT like to be left alone. He doesn't have to be held all the time (although he does love to be held) but he does need someone there to interact with him most of the time. He is not the night owl that his brother is, either, and still demands to be in bed by 8:30 at the latest. One huge difference between the two of them is sleeping. At this point Andrew was consistently sleeping 12 hours a night. Elliot ranges from 4-10 hours straight on any given night. Lately on most nights I deal with one wake-up in the middle of the night and then he's up by 7:00 for the day. I'd love more sleep, but I'm adjusting.
We are currently going through a bit of a bottle strike (again). On Tuesday at daycare he only at 5 oz all day. Wednesday was a little better, but for the past two nights he has refused to take his bedtime bottle. I normally give him a bottle of pumped milk (to make sure his belly is full) and then nurse him. The past two nights he has fought the bottle and I've just nursed him instead.
My little chunk is currently wearing mostly 6 month or 6-9 month clothes. This is when we're really noticing Andrew and Elliot being born in completely opposite seasons. Most of the 6 month stuff we have from Andrew is short sleeved and light fabrics. Luckily one of the other mom's at their daycare was looking to get rid of some clothes and she handed down a bunch of cute little outfits that we are using. Really cute things that I would not want to spend money on, like this 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' outfit:
I haven't taken his 5 month picture yet. I was a little too tired this morning after not getting to bed until 2:00 AM due to a power outage (story for another day). I'll take some pictures tonight and next month we will be getting some 6 month pictures taken by our photographer (can't wait for that!). In the mean time you'll have to settle for a picture of my sweet little teddy bear:
I can't believe it's only been five months since we added this little bundle to our family. I almost don't remember what life was like without him. :)