Ivan’s 5 month update!

Mr Ivan James is five months old!! I say this every day but I can’t believe how fast his first year is going! Ivan weighed 15.2lb on the bathroom scale yesterday. He is not quite sitting up but I think it will happen this month. He really wants to stand all the time and it makes it hard for him to learn balance to sit. He laughs and coos and blows raspberries. He doesn’t like being tickled but he enjoys when you pretend to eat his belly, hands and feet. He has tried a few baby foods already like carrots peas and pears. He likes the peas most right now I think. He prefers all of his food warm though. He is starting to enjoy his walker more but it still doesn’t last very long unless Sylas runs in circles around it making him laugh. His favorite toy is his oball (a little rattle ball with holes in it) because it is easy to hold. He loves watching TV but not commercials or kid shows. He would rather watch novelas with me which cracks me up. He rolled from front to back December 12 but he still cries out for help if he is stuck on his tummy (it’s much easier if he just lets mom come pick him up 😉). He is still not a good napper. He will only sleep about a half hour at a time before he is up again. Evening is the best chance to get a longer (2hr) nap out of him but it doesn’t always happen. I am trying really hard to get a sleep schedule for him but he is pretty persistent about not napping. He is still having some bowel irregularities but it’s pretty much a given that he will go soon if he is gassy for a day. He is transitioning to 3-6 month clothes which means that half of what we got him for Christmas will have to be returned to the store. He is so much bigger than Sylas was. He is in some of the clothes that Sylas wore when he was 9-12 months old! It’s crazy how different they are yet how much alike they can be at the same time. I am so excited to see what the coming months bring (no rush though). 

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