Alec is 5 Months Old!!!

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I honestly don’t feel like time is just zipping by, but maybe that’s because we have been enjoying the lazy days of Summer. I wonder if time is just going to fly behind our backs now that fall and the holidays are rushing upon us. Anyway, this month has sure been a fun one with Alec. He is just getting cuter and cuter! Here, see for yourself!

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This month Alec decided that he just wasn’t “easy” enough, so he thought he would throw in putting himself to sleep on his own. One morning, right around nap time, I laid him down in his crib thinking I would be right back and ran off the change the laundry. I was gone less than five minutes but when I came back, Alec had fallen asleep. I was shocked. You have to understand, that never happened even once with my girls. I thought I would try it again at bedtime to see if it was just a fluke but it happened again. And again. And again. And ever since that first time, that is how Alec has gone to sleep every time without so much as a whimper!! He will rarely fall asleep nursing, and when we are not home and I am not able to lay him in his bed, he will let me rock him. I feel like it is so easy to read Alec’s cues. I don’t know if it’s because I have gotten better at it with time and experience, or if Alec is just the most perfect baby in the world. I am more inclined to believe the later. Did I mention that he goes down with a smile and happy as a clam? I can’t reiterate enough how pleasant this guy is.

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I am not sure how much he weighs these days. I would estimate around 16 pounds. He fits just fine in 3-6 months clothes. He’s still only got the two teeth, and I don’t really seen any indication that more are on the way. He is suuuuuuper interested in food, and we will introduce him to his first bite on the day he turns 6 months. He is pretty mobile; inch worming and rolling his way to get to what and where he wants. At his 4 month check-up, the doctor expressed some concern about a flat spot on the back of his head so I have been having him sit up a lot, which means that by his 5 month date, he was already pretty good at sitting on his own.

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Jane has really warmed up to Alec this past month. I know I keep saying she is getting better and better with him, but she has made the biggest strides yet this month. I am anxious to see how their relationship develops as he grows, and now that Megan is in school and it’s just the two of them. Megan is still crazy about him. She has recently taken to calling him “Mr. Matey” (not sure where that came from) and we are all now in the habit of calling him that.

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I just love being the mama of this little sweetie. I can’t imagine my life without him.

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