June 30, 2022

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CAMDEN’S 5 MONTH UPDATE + SCHEDULE


I can’t believe that Camden is presently 5 months previous! Exactly where does the time go? He’s actually just the sweetest small dude and Mike and I experience like the luckiest mom and dad. He’s an all round written content person, just delighted to be with his spouse and children. He has the sweetest eyes and the most effective smile. He’s SO edible. I truly feel like 5 months is the commence of babyhood as opposed to toddler/blab daily life, lol, and I’m 1000% on board for this. When the climate starts off to get superior, and we’re not ill just about every other working day, I’m energized to get out more as a spouse and children of 4. Camden is at a great age wherever he can go with the movement and just be awake a whole lot far more. 

New at 5 Months

5 months is so much exciting. It’s the start out of the enjoyment toddler phase if you will. Cam is so a great deal more mobile and conscious. He can maintain his head up and is starting up to sit with some aid. Little one boy is acquiring so mindful and it’s been so exciting watching him. He watches Lola and gets so enthusiastic when she walks previous him. He’s been reaching for and grabbing his toys. We started placing him in the Joovy walker, which he really likes. This has served him with his hand/eye coordination and reaching for toys. 

We have moved up to 100 moment wake windows. I tried to thrust it to 120 minutes, so that we could prolong the time between feeds, but he was more than-tired and not napping. 

Naps

Cam has unquestionably struggled with naps the final pair of months. It surely felt like the 4 thirty day period rest regression simply because at the 40 or 50 moment mark, he’s up crying, almost forgetting how to put himself again to slumber amongst sleep cycles. We often give him some time to determine it out and most of the time, and fortunately 95% of the time he places himself again to sleep.  Fortunately, we have a terrific foundation, so he’s been equipped to do the job by way of this on his very own, but it in no way feels excellent when you’ve labored to get a wonderful sleeper and naps are fantastic, and then they regress. He’ll nap for about 90 minutes. 

We are even now in the Merlin swaddle, but we’ll be transitioning him out of it quickly. We’ll go with a conventional rest sack. Cam is all about the palms, so I know liberating them up will choose some time to get utilised to. I’m expecting the transition will have an effect on snooze, so possibly we’ll get made use of the to the sleep sack at naps as opposed to going chilly turkey at bedtime. 

Feedings

We are still completely nursing every single 3 or so several hours. I will get started pumping in the mornings to have Cam choose a bottle as soon as our nanny starts. Crossing my fingers that all goes well. I do think we can extend the time among feedings, but with Cam’s recent struggles with the length of his naps and his awake time currently being 100 minutes, the 3 hour interval is effective best for now. 

We are setting up solids, for each the doc’s suggestion. With Harper we did mostly infant led weaning, but this time about I’ll do a mix of purees and toddler led weaning. I’ll share much more in my upcoming update. 

Awake Time

With 100 minutes of awake time it feels like there is really ample time to be awake with Cam, lol. It’s not like switching diapers, feeding, a couple cuddles, and then back again down for a nap. We’ll have him do tummy time, perform on the floor with his toys, he’ll hang out in his walker and engage in with his toys or watch Harper, we’ve been placing him in the BabyBjorn provider (entrance experiencing) and heading for walks. We’re also diligent about looking at publications just before each nap. 

Bedtime

As pointed out in my past update, Cam goes down for bed genuinely effectively.  Just after his past nap we’ll hold him up for about 2 hrs. Alternatively of a catnap, we’ve extended his remaining awake time a little bit. Extra on his new agenda below.  He’ll go straight to rest and slumber through the night until 6:30-7am. At about the 80 minute mark of staying awake, I’ll start off his bedtime program, which incorporates a feed prior to bed. We’ll transform his diaper, get his pajamas on, put on his eczema lotions (we’re on a new regimen from the Skin doctor), then begin his feed. Following he’s done ingesting, we’ll do a pair of books just so he has some time to digest his milk. I’ll change the audio machine on, place him in his swaddle and into the crib, and convert off the lights. 

Favorites at 5 Months

Joovy Spoon Walker – This is Harper’s previous walker. We loved it with her and are loving it with Cam. It is a great way to have him vertical without having one of us generally keeping him. He hangs in this mostly throughout evening meal. Owning his toys propped on the tray has seriously assisted his hand eye coordination.

Tunes Ball – The only loud toy we have and of course Cam loves it. We really place tape on the speaker because it’s so loud.

Activity Ring – Now that he’s grabbing for things, this is excellent. Enjoy the neutral hues also.

Merlin Snooze Accommodate – Transitioned Camden at 2.5 months to this rest accommodate and it is been remarkable. He match the weight minimum even though he was not 3 months, so preserve that in intellect. Battling the usual swaddle and getting tons of gas, it just produced perception to get him into some thing a lot less proscribing. Soon transitioning him out of this into a normal swaddle.

Mesh Bumper – This manufactured the crib changeover seamless. It mimics his bassinet, so it labored completely.

Inexperienced Sprouts Bibs – These are our preferred for feedings. Big, absorbs spit-up nicely, and aesthetically satisfying.

Inexperienced Sprouts Burp Cloths – We continue to Enjoy these! In shape on your shoulder well, substantial, fairly, and cope with spit up so very well. We like these. 

Wee Gallery Black and White Playing cards – Camden enjoys these! We use these a lot all through his awake time. I’ll exhibit him the playing cards in my lap or we’ll set them standing up for his tummy time.

Charlie Crane Rocker – This piece is SO wonderful – more of a rocker as opposed to a bouncer. We’re nevertheless utilizing this rocker. Just to place Camden down to get something accomplished or he’ll sit in below when Harper wants to engage in or browse him a e book. Very suggest this or a little something comparable.

Schedule

6:30-7am – Wakes, diaper, modifications clothes
6:50 am – Feed
7:10 am – Activity
8:00 – Nap 1

9:40 am – Wake and Feed
10: am – Activity
11:20 am – Nap 2

1 pm – Wake and Feed
1:20 pm – Activity
2:40 pm – Nap 3

4:20 pm – Wake and Feed
4:40 pm – Activity
6:20 pm – Feed and Bedtime

*this program is on the early facet. In many cases Cam will wake up at 7am or 7:15am which will thrust bedtime closer to 7pm.




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