Monday, October 19, 2009

5 months old

Lincoln turned 5 months today and weighs in at 15 lbs. 15 oz. He could have broken 16 lbs. if I would have fed him before weighing him at the hospital. ;o) That's almost exactly the same as Emily was at 5 months.

Lincoln's big accomplishment this month is rolling over from back to tummy. He is quite adept at it now. Unfortunately, he still hasn't figure out how to go the other way. He doesn't seem to mind actually sleeping on his tummy, but he doesn't like waking up and discovering that he's in that position and can't do anything about it. So we have to "rescue" him sometimes.

Lincoln has also become fascinated with his hands and feet. He will stare in wonder as he holds up his hand and slowly turns it in all directions. He will also play with his knees, feet & toes whenever his clothing allows and he "catches" them. This, along with the rolling, has made diaper changes more interesting. :o)

Just this past weekend Lincoln FINALLY had a good nap day with three solid naps all an hour or longer. There is hope! I've decided it's mostly my fault for just not staying home enough and allowing him to establish healthy napping patterns. It seems like I always have somewhere to go and it's easy just to throw him in the car seat and get by with a 30 min. snooze there. I just about had him down to only one night feeding, but between a stuffy nose and the rolling thing this past week the nights have still been very long. We'll continue working on that.

Lincoln also loves to play peek-a-boo. He has begun moving objects on and off his face to play along. :o)

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