July 27, 2015

Brandon- 5 Months!

So Brandon is now five months old!  I feel like he's grown and developed a lot this month.

We've made the switch over to formula.  Fortunately he's never had problems taking a bottle, but it took a little bit for him to get used to the different flavor of the formula.  But now he drinks it like a champ, and as a bonus, he's not too picky about which brand of formula.  We got a bunch of formula samples around the time Brandon was born, so he's tried several kinds and he doesn't seem to even notice anymore.

He's starting to use the pacifier less during his awake hours.  I had been wondering why he did so little babbling and I'm realizing that it was just because he always had the pacifier in his mouth (well, and there's Andrew's chattering to compete with).  Now that he doesn't use it as much, he's talking much more and experimenting with all the different vocal sounds he can make.

Brandon is loving the jumper.  He has always loved to stand, so it was no surprise to me that he loved the bouncer from the first time I put him in it.  He'll stand up and jump in that thing for quite a while (as long as he's in a good mood) which is great because it frees up my arms to get some things done!

He's finally getting the hang of grabbing now too.  He can grab at the toys that dangle over his playmat, or the links that hang from the jumper, or the shapes on his bouncer.  Sometimes I'll even see that he grabbed the pacifier right out of his mouth.  He's obviously not super coordinated yet, but it's fun to see what catches his eye as he tries to reach for it.  (He had his eye on a cookie I was eating today.  Arms extended and mouth wide open- he wasn't too happy when I wouldn't give it to him!)

We've just barely started to introduce "solid" foods this past week or so.  Brandon has only had applesauce so far and he seems to like it.  I just made a batch of carrot puree so he'll be trying that next.  I want to introduce a whole bunch of stuff to him, I just have to get myself all pepped up for the mess I'm about to have in my kitchen...

New things this month:
Night Weaning
Solid Foods
Grabbing toys

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