Well the last month has definitely been the one where Arlo has developed the most so far! He’s a cheeky little thing and is just awesome. So here’s a 5 month update.
Sleep – this is the only bit I would change, given the option! He is still waking for feeds throughout the night, sometimes twice but often three or four times. To be fair they aren’t horrifically disturbing because I just give him a boob and off I go to sleep again! He generally sleeps for 4 or 5 hours at the start of the night. Napping has no schedule whatsoever and longer naps are ones that are in the sling or on my lap.
Doing – this month Arlo has learnt to roll from front to back as he had just learnt the other way last month. He’s also ‘crawling’ backwards only it’s not really crawling properly more like pushing up on his arms and then shooting his legs backwards. He can cover the whole of the living room with a combination of these movements though so nothing is sacred and I definitely can’t leave him on the sofa any more! He spends most of his time looking like he’s skydiving (See above!) and from memory I think Athena was still pretty much hating tummy time at this age, whereas Arlo loves it and prefers to be on his belly, I assume because he sleeps on it but who knows? His hand eye coordination is a lot better too this month.
He’s happy to spend time on his play mat and his chair for slightly longer periods of time, but does still need almost constant interaction to prevent wails! Athena can often be coaxed into playing with him, or at least playing with whatever she’s currently obsessed with in front of him so he can watch. He’s sitting for a second or two at a time but definitely nothing to write home about on that front just yet, just a lot of face plants!
Food – Still just breastfeeding. We spent a fraught two weeks trying to get him to take a bottle but gave up. We tried 8 different types of bottles/cups and even tried formula to see if he preferred that to expressed milk. Nope, he likes he from the original source only. It means I can’t be away from him for long and I am really hoping that when we start weaning next month that he will learn to use a beaker at some point too!
Teeth – still just the bottom two he got at three and a half months but a lot of chewing on anything and everything, including feet! I’ve not had to give him anything for it other than an amber necklace as, like Athena he doesn’t seem to be suffering too much and generally a feed helps.
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