Beckett James, Month Five

This little bubba is getting so big!! I don’t have any weight or height stats right now because he won’t go back to the doctors until his 6 month check up. He is just about fitting in his 3-6 month outfits and he’s moved up to a size 3 diaper. B I G boy!!

We started solids this month and he’s loving them. I bought the jars for a couple of weeks to get him used to the texture but this week I started making our own in my Baby Bullet. I am having so much fun with it! I wish I had this for all of my babies. Right now I am giving him oatmeal and fruit for breakfast every morning and then he gets a veggie for dinner.  Most of his calories still come from nursing but I wanted him to get used to eating solids early on. His favorites are sweet potatoes and green peas.

He is getting so much better riding around in the car. I think he’s finally figured out that the screaming and hollering will do no good in the car 🙂 We’re always on the go with all of his big sisters.

We’ve been trying to take as many walks as possible lately. The weather has been so nice. He’s not loving the stroller yet, but it’s just another thing that will take a little while to get used to.

Another big milestone for Beckett this month is rolling over. He can roll from his back to his tummy but hasn’t figured out how to get his arm out from under him yet so he get’s mad and cries. He’s rolled over a couple of times at night and screams until I go get him.

Which leads me to the biggest Beckett news of month 5…. He’s sleeping in his own crib!!! A month ago I honestly believed that I would never sleep more than 2 hours at night again. Ok, I knew that wasn’t true but what a relief it’s been to get back on a somewhat normal schedule. We have a nice little bedtime routine going which is going up to his room (around 6:30) to put a nighttime diaper on, a leg massage with The Honest Company’s new Lavender lotion, we put on his jammies and I place him in his fleece sleep sack and then a quick nursing session in the rocking chair. Then I place him down in his crib somewhat awake.  It took almost 2 weeks for him to settle himself down on his own without crying. He still gets up any where from 1-3 times a night depending on his nap situation during the day. He sleeps so well at night when he gets a good nap in. We normally go upstairs around 6:30 and I’m back down around 7:00. It’s been nice to relax and spend alone time with his sisters.

Five month photos:IMG_1943IMG_2097IMG_2248IMG_2278IMG_2247IMG_2269

I love all of these sleeping baby photos!


I have never seen a cuter baby boy!! He is the sweetest little guy. He smiles so easily these days and is constantly giggling at someone. He’ll give you a raspberry if you give him one first and his new thing this week is squealing back when one of the girls squeals at him. He’s turning into a little mimic. I’ve been trying to get him to say mama and dada but he just looks at me and smiles.

He is a little drooler and I’m changing his shirt at least once a day because of it. He always has one bright red cheek and is always chomping on either his hand or a teething toy. No teeth yet, not even swollen gums but they’re coming.

Each month gets more and more fun with this little guy. Love you, Beckett!!!