Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tanner David: 5 Month Update

So many things to do, so little time!

Weight: 17 pounds 10 ounces (only know because he keeps getting ear infections)

Length: No idea (no 5 month appointment lol)

Head Circumference: See above :)

Physical Milestones:  Tanner is an EXPERT roller these days.  But is NOT an ambi-roller (no one?)  He pretty much mainly rolls only from back to belly.  He loves tummy time, watching his brother and sister play, smiling and laughing.  He LOVES putting his hands in his mouth and chewing on his fingers.  He started scooting in circles on the floor but only a little bit side to side.

Eating/Sleeping:  He is still an excellent nurser and we are pretty consistently on the same 3 hour schedule during the day.  He goes to sleep for bed and naps pretty easily the majority of the time without much help.  We are still busy dealing with the baby bronchitis and some ear infections due to that bronchitis so he is still waking 1-2 times per night.  The times he wakes are pretty inconsistent so that makes it a bit difficult but overall not too bad as he nurses in about 10 minutes and goes right back to sleep.

After Tanner's first double ear infection around his 4 month birthday, he developed hives after our 10 day course of Amoxicillin.  We ended up with nebulizer treatments after going to walk in hours at not our normal pediatricians office.  I'm not sure the nebulizer treatments did much.  I was pretty convinced the hives were a reaction to the amox, but the pediatrician we saw thought it was the baby bronchitis to blame.  Never the less, the hives cleared in a couple days and the nebs didn't seem to make much difference in his congestion.  He had another double ear infection this month as well.

The poor kid is so little and dealing with so much, but yet is the smiliest kid still!  He loves laughing at his big brother (just like everyone else) and brightening the room with his smile.  It really feels like he belongs here with us, it's hard to explain but just feels so right!  And man do his big siblings LOVE him.