Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shep [5 Months]

Shep turned 5 months old on February 7th!

Weight/Height: Around 16lbs

Hair: Shep's hair is finally starting to come back. It's much lighter than it was when he was born. I'm excited to see what it eventually turns into :)

Eyes: Blue and always wide open

Clothes: Shep is wearing mostly 6 months clothes. I had to go out and get him a bunch of basic pieces (onesies, pants) to last the rest of winter since BT's 6 month clothes were all summer. It was actually one of the first times I went shopping specifically for clothes for Shep since up until now he has had plenty from his brother.

Diapers: Size 2

Sleeping: The past couple of weeks Shep's sleep patterns have been terrible. I am blaming the 4 month sleep regression but also eczema. Poor Shep is just so itchy at night! His skin looks great, but for some reason his scalp really bothers him when he's trying to sleep. He has started sleeping in a regular sleep sack but we have to put socks on his hands so he doesn't claw at his head. We put Shep down for bed around 8:00 but by about 11 or so he is in our room for the rest of the night because of how much he keeps waking up because of his itchy head. We're praying as the weather continues to warm up his eczema will continue getting better and let our little guy get some relief.

Likes: Shep is the biggest mama's boy. He would love nothing more than to be snuggled up with me at all times. He also loves his big brother, eating, and playing with his ferris wheel toy.

Dislikes: Shep hatessssss having an itchy head. Can't blame him though...

Eating: Shep eats five 7oz bottles of Alimentum Ready to Feed formula a day. He has also had a few tastes of rice cereal, which he actually really liked! We are starting to make some baby food for him this week to try out this weekend. First up, butternut squash! I have no doubt he will love it.

Milestones: Shep is still very close to rolling over. He can get pretty far before he gives up. He loves to sit up with his boppy and play with his brother. He loves to grab anything and everything he can get his hands on. The other day he grabbed his paci off his exersaucer and put it in his mouth! (now if only we could teach him how to do that at night in his crib....ha)

Baby items we can't live without: Exersaucer, Sit-me-up seat, Aveeno lotion and SOCKS for his hands ha!

Shep [4 Months]

Shep turned 4 months old on January 7th!

Weight/Height: At Shep's 4 month check up he was 15 lbs 11.5oz. I don't remember how long he was but I do remember them saying he is in the 98th% for height!

Hair: Shep's hair is starting to come back on the top. It is coming in much lighter than before!

Eyes: Shep is probably best know for his wide eyes ; ) He always looks very surprised ha! His eyes are still the prettiest shade of blue.

Clothes: Shep  is wearing mostly 3-6 month and 6 month clothes. He is getting to the point where Bennett's hand-me-downs aren't working for the current seasons so I will be doing some shopping for some winter clothes to last us through the next few months : )

Diapers: Size 2

Sleeping: Shep has consistently been sleeping in his crib for about a month now. Some nights are better than others but he is at least sleeping through the night without eating. He is still swaddled and it will stay that way until he stops scratching his head to death while he sleeps.

Likes: Shep LOVES his mama. He loves eating and loves his brother!

Dislikes: Not too much upsets this sweet boy other than being tired or hungry. He's extremely scheduled so I can usually avoid making him upset because I know exactly when he eats and sleeps. Thanks Moms on Call ; )

Eating: Shep eats five 7oz bottles a day. He has been on two different hypoallergenic formulas trying to find the best one for his particular needs. We finally settled on Similac Allimentum Ready to Feed and it has been a complete miracle. Shep's skin is almost back to perfection, he isn't having a million dirty diapers a day, and overall just seems happier with this formula.

Milestones: Shep has been so close to rolling over! His body is rock solid and I really think it prevents him from being able to get all the way over ha!!

Baby items we can't live without: We pulled the exersaucer out a few weeks ago for Shep and he has been LOVING it. It is nice to have another option for him to be in when I'm not holding him. He has done so well in it and likes playing with all the toys hanging on it.