Another month. Just vanished! Jude turned 5 months yesterday and I am in shock that it’s already been 5 months. He is getting so big so quickly!
Recently he has become an even easier baby – he goes down for naps without the use of the sling now! Woo hoo! And his naps are a significant length of time. It’s pretty great. I get a lot done while he’s napping. Well, and sometimes I nap too. 🙂
Speaking of sleeping, he has been sleeping pretty much through the night now. He pretty much only wakes up around 5am, eats, then goes back to sleep for a long awhile. And here’s a confession, he sleeps on his tummy. For all you non-moms out there, it’s not recommended for babies to sleep on the bellies. Apparently it’s linked to SIDS. . . (it kinda seems like everything either prevents SIDS or is linked to SIDS, but no one knows exactly what SIDS is. . . ) but I’ve done some reading and as long as they can roll over and lift up their heads, it should be ok. And I mean, even if I put him on his back, he rolls on his belly. I’m not going to fight it!
One more month and we start solid foods. I’m pretty excited about trying out different baby food recipes that I’ve accumulated. I’m pretty sure this baby is going to like food if he takes after me at all. I’ve already been letting him taste certain things like mushed banana that I’ve been eating, the condensation on cups, licks of an apple, fresh pomegranate juice. He seems pretty excited about all of it.
And I’m finally back into my pre-pregnancy jeans! I was pretty thrilled the day I pulled them on. Now, there is still a significant need for some toning and such since it seems things have shifted around a bit over the course of this adventure, but that’s to be expected I guess. Now if I could just motivate myself to start running again. . . hm.