liam at five months

June 17, 2014

liam five months


>Has become pretty vocal! I guess he realized that he has to make himself heard around here.

>Had a pretty bad diaper rash for about two weeks before I finally realized it was fungal and the new cream kicked in. Now it has improved a lot but is still stubbornly hanging on. (Side note: ask for recommendations for diaper rash on Facebook and you will get more comments than all of your other posts combined. It was awesome.)

>Grabs himself (you know what I mean) constantly during diaper changes. At first I just thought he was itchy, but now I think it’s a boy thing.

>Loves his feet. And I love the adorable little bundle he becomes when he’s holding them.

>Kind of plays with toys now; at least he will grab at them and put them in his mouth.

>Has no problem being passed around from person to person. As long as he’s being held, he’s usually happy.

>Probably wants to go to sleep earlier every evening than he gets to. We can’t juggle two different bedtimes though, so he deals with it.

>Isn’t very good at sitting up yet. In the Bumbo he still slumps to the side and his legs get stuck and he just doesn’t seem to enjoy it in general.

>Doesn’t always care for these photoshoots.

liam five months

liam five months


>Get really overdramatic and anxious from time to time that I’m missing his babyhood when Meredith is in her needy moods. There are times when I feel like I barely hold him for days except to nurse. But she’s been better lately about letting me hold him, and I am glad that her phases are usually short-lived.

>Have learned the secret to drinking more water, and it’s a cup with a straw. I’ve really been able to get nearly 64 oz a day down easily since making this discovery, and I think my milk supply has increased too!

>Feel incredibly accomplished every time I trim the kids’ fingernails. Doesn’t matter if everything else is a wreck, I feel so much better whenever they’re cut.

>Really hope to cut back on Meredith’s sugar intake and not make the same mistakes with Liam. Now that I know more about it, we are going to phase out the sugary, carby snacks and eat more real food at home.

>Am still in denial about our whole sleeping situation aka the family bed. It’s fine, we all sleep, but it can’t go on forever and I don’t even know where to start to change it.

>Can’t believe that Liam is bigger than Meredith was at this age. The stats say so, but in comparing the photos she just looks SO much chubbier.

liam five months

liam five months

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Comments on liam at five months

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    That romper is the cutest! I laughed at the grabbing himself thing; I’ve babysat several little boys and they have all done the same thing (and some of them were much older than Liam. I’m guessing it’s a definite boy thing!)

  2. 2

    From Holly:

    Ellie grabs herself whenever she gets a diaper change, too, so it’s not just a boy thing, at least with my kids! I love Liam’s little romper too, he’s so sweet :)

  3. 3

    From Lauren W:

    No way he’s bigger than Meredith was. No way.

  4. 4

    From Kathleen:

    Maybe he’s just really dense and she was just fluffy…I don’t know!

  5. 5

    From Kara:

    Men: Born to grab themselves(?). Liam is seriously the cutest little chubby guy ever though! Babies are meant to be little chunksters; skinny babies just look weird to me!

  6. 6

    From rachieannie:

    Definitely a boy thing! Both my boys did, and still do (3 and 20 mnths). Especially in the bath. It’s fine. Just exploring their body right? We try not to make a big deal out of it so their ‘male parts’ don’t become a shameful thing.

  7. 7

    From Stephany:

    HOW is he bigger than Meredith was at five months? HA. That makes me laugh. She was such a chunkster. (BTW, I always click on the link for M’s baby post because AH, Baby Meredith makes me happy :))

    I can’t believe he’s 5 months already! He is so, so handsome!

  8. 8

    From Amanda:

    He is so adorable! And loved the little flashback to baby Meredith too :)

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