Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Brody by the Month! (5)

Brody turned 5 months old on August 30, 2015!




Brody, this is what you are currently doing:
  • You are still wearing 6 month clothing, but will move into 9 month soon! 
  • You moved up to size 3 diapers this month.
  • You weigh 16 lbs!
  • You eat every 2.5-3 hrs and eat about 5-6 oz. 
  • You tried oatmeal cereal this month, but didn't really like it and Mommy didn't notice a difference when you ate it. We decided to keep giving you your bottles and wait until you seemed more interested.
  • You are still sleeping through the night! I've tried to start putting you down earlier and you normally sleep from 8:30-9 p.m until normally 8 am or later! You love your sleep and will almost always out sleep your sister!
  • You were still swaddled every night, but you started to try and roll over, so Mommy knew she had to do something soon. I knew you wouldn't be able to stay in your swaddle for much longer. I saw online about Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit. I loved it because it has a light layer of cotton inside that kind of weighs you down, so your reflexes don't startle you awake. Your hands and feet are open though so if you did roll over, you would be fine. Mommy started putting you in that during your naps and at night and you loved it!
  • Thanks to your sleep suit, you now will take nice naps in your bed, ranging from 1-2.5 hours! 
  • Mommy rocked you to sleep in the past, but the doctor said I could start sleep training you. I was unsure doing it this early, because I didn't train your sister until she was much older. However, you have done great! The first night I took you out of your sleep sack and that did NOT work! I put you back in it and you sleep like a champ. The first night you cried off and on for about 30 minutes, but since then, I maybe have to go in a soothe you once, but you really just fuss for a minute and then go right to sleep! It has been so nice!
  • Your sister is still your best friend! You light up when she's around and she makes you smile and laugh all the time!
  • You are still squealing and talking up a storm this month! 
  • You are such a happy baby! As long as you are fed, have a clean diaper, and are around people, you're good to go!
  • You are very hot natured! You only sleep in a diaper and your sleep suit at night and for most of your naps.
  • You still love bath time!
  • You chew on your hand or your thumb all the time. You are beginning to teeth, but I haven't spotted a tooth yet! 
  • You still love riding in the car seat but don't fall asleep while driving like you did when you were little.
  • We started putting you in your Little Einstein's jumper and you LOVE it! You spit up every.single.time you get in it, but you are so happy! You jump and jump and jump! 
  • You rolled over for the first time on August 12th!
  • You get mad though because you can roll from your back to your stomach, but you haven't learned how to roll back onto your back.
  • You are still laid back and sweet. You'll pretty much go to anyone and smile away!
  • You still have very light brown/blonde hair and you have a lot more this month!
  • You still love your paci, but don't have to have it all the time.
  • This month you went with the family to Shreveport for Abigail Hay's wedding! You did so good!
  • Daddy went back to school, so we helped him in his classroom!
  • You also went with Mommy to take sissy to her swim and gymnastic lessons!
Oh sweet baby..you make Mommy smile every day and I love to smother you with kisses! You are my pride and joy Brody Mitchell Moss! :)

Brody by the Month! (4)

Brody turned 4 months old on July 30, 2015!


Brody, this is what you are currently doing:
  • You are now wearing 6 month clothing. 
  • You still wear size 2 diapers.
  • We had your 4 month checkup and you weighed 14 lbs 4 oz! You were 25 in long and your head was 43.7 cm, and in the 95% percentile! You have your Daddy's big head! ;)
  • You still eat about every 2-2.5 hrs. This was a hard month for Mommy with nursing. Last month, you had a big growth spurt and Mommy couldn't keep up with nursing you. I would try to nurse first and then give you a bottle, but you got to where you were so hungry, you wouldn't latch on. You would just scream and scream. If I tried to nurse and supplement with you, it would take around an hour to finish a feeding. It just wasn't working well. I ended up giving you more and more bottles and you just seemed happier. Daddy and I talked and I made the decision to stop nursing you. I wasn't producing enough and no matter what I tried, I just couldn't make enough milk. It absolutely broke my heart though. I felt like a failure and I was so mad at myself for not being able to nurse you as long as I did your sister. I came to realize though, that the MOST important thing was that you were happy and healthy and nothing else mattered. This month you drank bottles of breastmilk & formula and ate about 4 oz. 
  • You are still sleeping through the night! You normally sleep from 9-10 p.m until normally 8 a.m. 
  • You are still swaddled every night!
  • You started sleeping in your crib in your bedroom this month. Daddy wasn't sure if you were ready, but you love it!
  • You still aren't taking a consistent nap. Most of the time Mommy holds and rocks you. 
  • Your sister is still your best friend!
  • You are spitting up a LOT this month. Mommy changed your formula and when I burp you and that seemed to help.
  • You are also drooling a lot this month! We go through a bunch of bibs!
  • You are squealing and talking up a storm this month! You seem to have found your voice and like to use it often!
  • You still love bath time!
  • You still love riding in the car seat and are a total pro!
  • We don't use your swing anymore. You still love being held, playing in your bouncer on your play mat!
  • You are very laid back and so sweet!
  • You still have very light brown/blonde hair and more of it is growing in!
  • You still love your paci, but don't have to have it all the time.
  • Mommy is sad that you're napping in your crib now, but I have still managed to sneak in a few naps with you! 
  • This month you went with the family to Shreveport for the 4th of July! You loved watching the firecrackers and slept so good at Grams & Pop's house! You got to meet your Uncle Marshall, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Colby and Aunt Hillary for the first time! We also took a special trip to see your great grandmother Florence. We got some of the most precious pictures of you and Daddy and Gram with Granny. We will treasure those forever!
  • You also took a trip down south to see your Aunt Jacque, Uncle Jason, and cousin Jillian in Stockade! You did awesome on the drive down there and back. We had so much fun seeing them and can't wait until next time!
You are such a sweet, happy baby and we can't wait to see what the next month brings Brody man!

Brody by the Month! (3)

Brody turned 3 months old on June 30, 2015!



Brody, this is what you are currently doing:
  • You are wearing 3 months clothing. 
  • You now wear size 2 diapers.
  • You weigh around 12 lbs!
  • You eat about every 2-2.5 hrs and nurse 20-30 minutes. Depending on how much you nursed/how hungry you are, you get a 2-4 oz bottle after that if you need it. 
  • Your naps during the day still aren't very consistent. Sometimes they're 30 minutes, or sometimes they are an hour or two! If you take one, Mommy has to hold you or you sometimes sleep in your swing.
  • You are still sleeping through the night! You normally sleep from 10-11 p.m until normally 7-8 a.m. 
  • You still sleep in your bassinet in Mommy & Daddy's room. 
  • You are swaddled every night. You outgrew your Swaddle Me's, so Mommy had to buy you a new swaddle. I got the sleep sack that had the arms that can be swaddled and you love it!
  • You still love your sister and light up when she comes around!
  • You still give us big smiles and are cooing at us! You're doing more talking this month.
  • You still love bath time!
  • You love riding in the car seat and are a total pro!
  • You seem to tolerate your swing, but don't like it as much anymore. You still love being held, playing in your bouncer on your play mat!
  • You are very laid back and so sweet!
  • You still have very light brown/blonde hair and more of it is growing in!
  • You love your paci, but don't have to have it all the time.
  • You and Mom still manage to sneak in a few naps together and it's the best thing ever! 
  • You took your first trip to Nana & Papa's house and got to meet your cousin Titus, Aunt Chessa, Uncle Taylor, Uncle Chase, and Uncle Chandler for the first time! You rode great in the car down there, but for some reason you were very upset and cried a lot when we got there. Mommy had quite the time trying to get you to sleep that night. You screamed bloody murder and that was so unlike you. You slept in the crib at Nana's house for the first time and did great!
  • While we were there it was Father's Day weekend, so we went to church with Nana & Papa. We also got to see Uncle Chris & Aunt Morgan while we were there!
You are the light of our lives sweet boy and we love you so much!

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