Tate hit his 5 month mark on April 11th. Here are a few things about Tate at this age:
First of all, he is the best baby ever! My goodness, he is such an easy going, happy child. I hope he stays this way because it's pretty great.
He nurses at 7 am, 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm, and 10:00 pm. He also just barely started rice cereal and so far he's loving it. He still spits up tons, but I think it's a bit less than last month?
He sleeps from 10:30 pm to 7 am. (Sometimes he wakes up at 5:45 am when Josh is leaving for work, but Josh just gives him his pacifier and then he'll go back to sleep until the girls and I wake up at 7 am). He takes one long nap in the morning and then two other naps while Bryn is at school and then in the late afternoon. We still swaddle him every time he sleeps/naps, but he's starting to break out of his swaddle so I don't know how much longer we'll continue the swaddling.
He smiles all the time and has such a pleasant demeanor. He has a cute little laugh that is usually brought on by something Bryn or Mya does. He rolls from his tummy to his back occasionally, and from his back to his tummy constantly. Every time we lay him on his back to change his diaper or dress him he immediately flips over to his belly, which is so hysterical to his sisters because they think he's trying to be mischievous on purpose. He outgrew his baby bath, so now he takes baths in the regular tub, laying on a hand towel with just an inch or two of warm water. He loves his bath and kicks his little legs furiously in the water. He has two teeth on the bottom that have officially popped all the way through the gums. He has just grown out of his 6 month clothes, so now he wears 9 month or 6-12 month clothes.
And now, for the comparison: Bryn, Mya, and Tate at 5 months old.