Thursday, May 27, 2010
I can't believe it's been so long since I posted on this blog. Alexander is just about 5 months old. He will turn 5 months on June 4th. So much has happened in Alex's world since the last post. First and foremost, he is a happy and healthy little baby boy. He is very smart and very loving. He was having issues with spitting up since the day he was born, so we took him to a gastroenterologist. The gastro guy told us to put 1 teaspoon of rice cereal in every 1 ounce of formula he gets. Right now he is up to 7 ounces of formula in every bottle. He is, afterall, a growing boy! He's doing really well with trying to sit up and he LOVES to stand and bounce. So much, that he makes himself sick with all of the bouncing. He has an excersaucer, a jumperoo, a bouncy chair, and a rocker chair and loves all of them. He also loves going for walks in his carriage. He started solids about 3 weeks ago. So far he has eaten carrots, green beans and squash. This weekend we attempt sweet potato. Alexander absolutely loves his cousin Grace. When she walks in the room it's like no one else exists. He watches her and listens to her with such intent. And she just loves him. She cals him her "pal" and "sweetie pie". When she walks in the house she runs straight for him and gives him a big hug and kiss.
In the past few weeks Alexander has begun rolling over from his back to his stomach non-stop. But he can't seem to get himself back to his stomach. He's like a turtle on his back (but opposite). And sometimes, when he is in his crib and he rolls over onto his stomach, he lifts his head up and peeks over at my in the bed. I try to duck down so he doesn't see me and cry. It usually works. He's a great sleeper. Ever since he was about 11 weeks old he has slept through the night. And sometimes I even have to wake him up in the morning to feed him.
Below are some recent photos.