Monday, November 25, 2013

5 Months Old!

Harlan is now a whole 5 months old! Can you believe it? We can't!

This month was full of milestones for him: his first Halloween, his dedication and his 4-month checkup

We saw Dr. Jackson on Nov. 7 for his well baby visit. Harlan is weighing in at 15 lbs 1 oz and is 26.25 inches long. That makes him 40th percentile in weight and 70th percentile in height. I mean really, did we have any doubt this kid would be tall? He is just getting a head start I guess.

There was a scary moment for me at the visit. Dr. Jackson noticed something that hadn't healed right since birth. He said it is fairly common in boys but if it doesn't correct itself by 12 months Harlan will need surgery. Talk about making my heart stop. I can't even imagine him having to go through a surgery. Once Dr. Jackson saw the terror in my face he reassured me that he sees this a lot and only about 10% of his patients who have this need surgery. That made me feel betters so I'm not going to worry myself about it just yet.

Harlan doesn't love laying on his playmat anymore but his new favorite thing is bouncing in his Jumparoo. Man does he love that. He will go crazy in that thing. And then when you take him out of it, he will continue to jump.

He has also started giggling a bit this month. Especially when we play peek-a-boo. He loves that game!

Sleeping has been interesting lately. Right after his appointment there was about a week when he was getting up 3 times a night to eat. He must have been going through a growth spurt. We are back to sleeping through the night for the most part for now, fingers crossed!

We are still losing hair, still in size 2 diapers and still only eating breast milk. Still no teeth either but he wants to chew on everything, including his toes. That is a pretty impressive trick. He can roll all over the place and if we set him on the floor, he is liable to roll clear across it in a matter of seconds.

I can't wait until next month when we start celebrating the holidays. It is going to be so much better this year now that we have our little man with us!

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