Thursday, May 24, 2012

Miller Cash, 5 months

First time falling asleep somewhere other than our bed, swing, or arms
Miller is 5 months. My goodness! He weighs 15lbs 8 ounces and I can't seem to locate the piece of paper I wrote his height on. He's 10th % for height and 40% for weight (same as Marshall was for the first 9 months or so) which makes him look chubby and cute.

5 month Well-Baby checkup
Exciting things are happening lately. Like Miller will now take naps in his crib occasionally!

He's not really into pacifiers, but will only go to sleep with a blanket up to his face to hold and suck on.

He rolls all over the place now and will scoot over to any toy that he wants to pick up and put in his mouth. He also does this hilarious back-arching thing when he wants to be picked up.
Head scratch courtesy of Marshall who "shared" his truck a little too roughly.
Miller is definitely making up for the first few months of his life when he was picky and somewhat difficult. Now he is alll smiles and giggles and coos. He'll let anyone hold him and he love love loves Marshall and starts kicking and squirming as soon as he sees him.

He is FINALLY sleeping decently at night and goes to bed without a 2 hour nursing/screaming/rocking/screaming/nursing routine. He starts getting sleepy around 6:30-7:30, I lay in bed and nurse him while watching Netflix then I attempt to sneak out of the room leaving him in our bed or sometimes putting him in the crib. If I stay in bed he'll stay asleep but if I leave he wakes up every 45 min or so until around 10. If he wakes up I just have to pat his back or give him his blanket to hold and he'll go back to sleep. At first I loved laying in bed with him because it was kind of like a vacation. "Sorry Jerad, I'd love to clean up the dinner dishes, pick up the toys and wash the diapers but THE BAY-BEE NEEDS ME."

But after a few weeks the novelty of going to bed at 7pm wore off so now I try to sneak out. I get lots of exercise running up and down the stairs between 7 and 10. It has to be me because Miller will not let Jerad comfort him (which is funny because Marshall only wanted Jerad when he was a baby... well and even now he mostly prefers Jerad). He wakes up to nurse anywhere from 1 to a million times a night but always goes right back to sleep

He also just started tolerating baths.

For the first 4.5 months he would SCREAM bloody murder the second the water touched him. We tried everything, different temperatures, sink, bathtub, tummy tub, shower. He would just act like it was full of acid. He also spit up about every 5 minutes for the first few months so baths were a necessity.

Luckily he is no longer a spit-up monster and I might even go so far as to say he's beginning to enjoy bath time. Its funny how different kids can be. Marshall LOVED baths (anything to do with the water really) and at this age liked laying on a towel in the bottom of the shower when I showered.


His favorite things are looking in the mirror, being tickled, playing on the floor, and sitting in the Bumbo in the kitchen while we're cooking.

We love you little Miller Cash and I can't wait to see what next month brings!

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