Walker is 5 months: September 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hey friends! Our sweet Walker is now 6 months as of yesterday so I thought I better get it together and post his 5 month update before I post his 6 month tomorrow! Below are pictures of month 4 with Walker (the month leading up to his 5 month birthday. (Does that make sense?) 
You had a big month this month Walker, physically as you learned to roll from your belly to back (September 16, 2015) and you are quite good at it! 
You were eating 4 times a day (every 4 hours) and doing great with it until my milk supply tanked, so somewhere during month 5 mommy realized 4 times a day was not enough times on the breast to create sufficient milk for you, big boy. So slowly we are building it right back up!
You are sleeping 12 hours at night still, NEVER making a peep at night. 7:30-7:30 Thank you babywise, and thank you Jesus. 
You truly are the happiest, smiliest sweet pea, and still only need eye contact to just give the biggest cheese. It MELTS me every time!
You squeel and screetch all the time and are taking 2 naps about 2-2.5 hours and then another cat nap in the evening. 
You are grabbing things and bringing them right to your mouth and are starting to slobber a bit. 
You continue to be such a big boy, wearing 9-12 month outfits and drinking 5oz bottles when I pump. 
I am truly not exagerating when I say you are the easiest baby, like UNBELIEVABLY easy. The only thing you don't do perfectly is nap well when we are out and about. Like, you wont fall asleep in your car seat when we are out of the house but if I put you in the baby carrier and give you a paci, you are out. So we use the Ergo a lot for that. 
You love your paci but you only get it outside of our home and it is a life saver when you let out your sleepy scream somewhere :)
There are NO WORDS Walker pie. You have expanded my heart in a way I couldn't imagine possible. You are loved my sweet boy. 
Here is Walker at 5 months and the month leading up to this (after his 4 month update)



Walker is 4 months!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

We just become more blown away with how good, sweet, amazing and just PRECIOUS this baby is each and every day. I feel like time is flying by,but then again, I can't believe he has only been with us four short months. It feels as if he has always been a part of our family and I just can't picture our family or our lives without him. He is such a gift who we praise God for daily!

Updates.... He is still a BIG BOY! We go to the doctor in a few weeks for his checkup and stats so I am excited to see how he is doing! 

A few weeks ago (at 3.5 months) he began going from 7-9 hours at night to 10-12 hour at night and is now consistently hitting 12! HAPPY MOMMA! He has only waken once at night (and goes immediately back down without crying, SERIOUSLY ya'll) since he was about a month but just getting a FULL night of sleep is certainly wonderful!

He is SO happy all the time. Like, seriously, you just have to make eye contact with this boy and he gives an open mouth smile instantly!

As of about a week ago, we are on a 4 hour feeding schedule. He is still exclusively breastfed and eats at 8, 12, 4, and 8 again. Great nurser, gets the job done in about 10-20 minutes.

A few weeks ago, we stopped swaddling him and now he just sleeps in his sleep sack. I am wondering if this is what was preventing him from doing the super long stretches as he is so happy being swaddle free now. He is just so huge he was busting through all my swaddles... even the miracle blanket with another swaddle on top. The twins were 5 an 6 months before they quit swaddling so this was early for us.

He still hates tummy time and has a flat head. Not a good combo. His head is so heavy its hard for him to do good tummy time but we are working on it and doing everything we can to prevent a helmet. 

He has really found his voice and loves to coo and screech. It is so precious. 

He also has found his hands and loves putting them in his mouth.

We play "where is Walky?". It is where we keep asking where is __________ (who who ever is holding him) until he makes eye contact with us and then we cheer "You found him!!" (or her.) and he squeals with delight. 

He conintues to love his brother and sister and is just the most content little guy. 

He is taking two long naps 2-2.5 hours and then one little cat nap in the evening. 

Walker Luke, you are our joy! 

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