Bennett is Five Months!
This is our first month with a video baby monitor. I have NO idea what I was thinking when I thought I just wanted an audio one. Seriously, get a video monitor. It is the best thing ever!
On a more baby focused note, our little man is getting more personality every day. He’s working on sitting up (supported), he loves moving CONSTANTLY, he also loves to roll over onto his belly but then he gets stuck and starts crying.
I’m not quite sure why we’re still calling him “little man.” This baby is not that little. In fact, he outgrew his infant car seat for height this month. (Full disclosure, he had a tiny bit of room to go but I didn’t want him to outgrew it while we were at the beach).
This month we took him to the beach for the first time! My parents met me off I-95 so my mom could drive my car and I could be in the back with B. I was so thankful for the help on the 9 hour (usually 8 hour) drive. B did great, although he did not sleep much. My parents also brought their folding crib so that made sleeping at the beach a much easier transition.
B loved the sand! He loved kicking it and playing. He was brave about the ocean, especially when Jimmy held him in the water. We only went down to the beach for about an hour in the evenings – the sun/crowds were intense and he naps so often. But, we did get plenty of balcony sitting. B sat in his new “Frog Chair” Gigi got. We called it his “throne.” We sat him on the table and he just looked out over the ocean and the beach. B, my parents, and I stayed a week. Jimmy flew in for four days so he didn’t have to miss as much work.
Bennett also got to meet more people. He got to meet my good friend Sherry and her twins. I found out that B loves watching kids, so I will definitely be taking him to the playground more. Finally, B was able to meet his great aunt Shelia and two of his first cousins once removed, Jackson & Jeremy. We’re slowly getting him to meet his whole family.
6:30 am wake up & bottle
9 am nap for Ingrid & Bennett in their own rooms
10 am – 6 pm bottles on demand, naps every 1.5 – two hours
5:30 pm bath
7 pm put Bennett down
7 pm dinner & Ingrid & Jimmy hang out time
B wakes up once a night for a bottle – Ingrid gives him and then sleeps until 6:30 am
Age: 5 months
Weight: 17.2 lbs
Size: 9 months
Hair: light brown
Sleeping: he slept the first half of the month in his crib in his “spacesuit” (Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleep Suit) in his room solo and then we “swaddle weaned” and he now sleeps in footie PJs
Eating: formula bottles: 6 oz each feeding
Milestones: first beach trip, rolled over for the first time, outgrew his infant car seat
Memorable outings: first beach trip
Likes: sand, eating, sleeping, MOVING
Dislikes: baths, staying still
Words/sounds: “a” “ahh” “ohhh” “mmhm”
Nicknames: “Little Man,” “Benny,” “B”
Interesting Facts: B moves constantly all the time, even when sleeping. He also likes talking all the time.
Funny moments: when B first saw the ocean, he made a face like “this is the biggest bath I’ve ever seen”
Looking forward to: next year’s beach trip when he can swim and play more