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This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Thursday, November 4, 2010

5 months!

William is 5 months old today! We love him so much. He is such a bright light in our home. He is our sunshine.

Here are some stats...

He is over 17 pounds, but I am not sure how much he truly weighs. We will find out next month at his appt. I do know, however, that he is SO HEAVY to carry around. My arms actually get sore some days and when he is in his carseat, it is almost impossible for me to lift him up and put him in the car. I would bet he is very close to 18 pounds, if he isn't there already.

He is very alert and aware of his surroundings. He knows what bottle is when you say it. He will immediately cry or get really excited when you say the word. He knows his family. He gets very excited to see Mary and Sam walk toward him. He cries when we leave the room and gets so happy when we come back. He knows the house, his bed, the swing and all sorts of good stuff.

He is only waking up once in the night!!!! Sleep, precious sleep!

He can sit up on his own for a while, but he hunches forward a lot. He has a nice big belly to balance on.

His laugh is absolutely adorable! He laughs with his whole body. He just lights up. We all do almost anything to get him to laugh. It makes us all laugh when he does.

William is practically bald. The little hair he does have is blonde, so you can't really see it. Hence, the hat in the picture. No, it wasn't cold, it was actually very warm and I was worried about his bald head getting sunburned. Mary was kind enough to run home and find a hat for him. The best part about the baldness, is that I can see each and every fat wrinkle on his head and I kiss them all the time.

He is grabbing everything. His favorites are my hair and my earrings. He also loves to grab the shirt collar of anyone who is holding him. He loves to grab and hold on to my finger when he is drinking his bottle. I love it when he does that. It is so nice to have his chubby fingers wrapped around mine.

The doctor took him off of his reflux meds for a trial run, but it wasn't so great, so he is back on them. I think I did 6 loads of laundry during those few days. He just threw up (projectile vomited) over and over and over and over and over again. EVERYTHING was soaked. Because of the formula he is on, when he throws up, Ben and I see $$ signs. And of course, we feel so bad for William as well. The poor kid smelled like acid all the time. Imagine what his mouth must have tasted like.
We will try to take him off of it in another three months or so, but I am in no rush.

We have been mixing his bottles with 1/3 of regular formula (doctors orders) and 2/3 of the stuff he is on. (Nutramigen AA) So far so good! I cannot tell you how elated we are! The hope is to have him completely on regular formula by Christmas. We could really use the extra $400 a month for something other than formula. The best part of all is that this tells us that Williams stomach is maturing and forming the parts it needs to in order to break down protien. Hooray!

William grew out of his 3-6 month clothes a few weeks ago and has now graduated into 6-9month clothes.

William weighs the same, right now at 5 months, that Sam did at 11 months. We have experienced small and big babies now. We love them all the same.

We love our Bubba head, jet puff, bumbo, big buddy, and buddy boo, so much. I just stare at him during the day and feel my heart melt. What a precious gift from God he is.

Happy 5 months William!


Colleen said...

He looks so much like his sibs! Lucky boy, because they are ALL so cute and sweet!!! He just sounds like such a precious, easy-going, lovable smooshmeister. HOORAY! Tommy was on his reflux meds until around 11 months and he wasn't nearly as refluxy (that's not even a word!) as William. But I am so glad you are able to slowly get him off the pricey formula. It's great it's out there for babies who need it like darling William, but OUCH!

Lisa said...

So glad he's growing and such a healthy baby!! What a workout lugging him around though I'm sure!

Ben and Megan said...

$400 a month! YIKES. I am glad for you too. And my goodness, I'm glad the poor little guy's tummy is maturing. He's sooooo squishy and cute! I can't wait to meet him someday!