Cameron: 5 Months

  • Size (at 4 month checkup): Weight- 6.34 kg/13.94 lb (19.1 %ile), Length- 63.5 cm/25 inches (42.2 %ile).  A bigger baby than his older brother and already fitting into pajamas that James wore when he was 10 months old.
  • Sleeping: Dropped his last nap and transitioned to 3 naps/day with an earlier bedtime around 7 pm.  Pacifier nonsense (explained in more detail in last month’s post) continued.  When I saw that he was getting more coordinated with bringing toys to his mouth I tried clipping the pacifier to his pajamas with the hope that when it dropped out of his mouth he could find it easily and pop it back in again.  No such luck.  It made falling asleep 1000 times worse because he kept on grabbing the strap that attached the paci to his shirt and pulling the thing out of his mouth repeatedly but couldn’t manage to put it back in.  So I gave it up after a few days and went back to just going in and replacing the pacifier as many times as it took him to fall asleep.  By the end of the month I was getting fed up enough with it that I felt ready to try sleep training, but we were going out of town for a friend’s wedding so we planned to start after we returned from that trip. 
  • Eating:  Exclusive breastfeeding every 3-4 hours during the day and once during the night.
  • New This Month: Cameron's first Christmas spent in Miri, Malaysia with friends.  Rolled from back to tummy the day after Christmas, which forced us to go cold turkey with his swaddle.  He handled it just fine, though, and started sleeping unswaddled on his tummy right away.  He also started grabbing for things within reach this month.  
  • Likes/Dislikes/Habits:  Definitely teething, bringing everything to his mouth and chomping away.  Strangers who hold him often remark at how active and strong he is.

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