Monday, May 20, 2013

5 month milestones

Logan, 5 months old
Mastered Skills (most children can do)
Can distinguish between bold colors
This milestone always confused me with James.  How do I know what colors he can distinguish?  Are we going to chat about it?  Logan does like to look at the TV and look at brightly colored books and toys, so I guess he can distinguish between bold colors.
Can roll over
Both directions for about a month now!
Amuses himself playing with hands and feet
He has not discovered his feet yet, but his hands are in his mouth a lot.  Teething hasn't set in too badly, but he has days where he is clearly in pain.  We've been giving him Orajel and Baby Tylenol for pain when he's inconsolable.

Morning smile 5/17/13
Emerging Skills (half of children can do)
Turns towards new sounds
Yes, Logan is quite curious about new noises.
Recognizes own name
Not yet, but we're working on it.
May be ready for solids
Logan loves rice cereal with prunes mixed in (the poor boy has a serious poo problem) and has tried sweet potatoes and peas.  He was not a fan of the peas, but we've only tried them once (yesterday).  Their texture is a big thicker than the sweet potatoes, even though they're also a stage one food, so I am thinking they were harder for him to swallow.  We will keep trying the peas this week and I might mix in some formula to thin them out a bit.  Next week we'll be trying carrots! We are being very careful with his first vegetables to make sure he isn't having any allergic reactions before trying a new food.
Not such a fan of the Orioles game 5/18/13

Advanced Skills (a few children can do)
May sit momentarily without support
Very momentarily, he will hold himself for just a second before toppling forward.  Luckily mom or dad is always there to catch him.
Mouths objects
There is always something in his mouth!  Either his fingers, the octopus that hangs from his car seat or another toy of some sort.  He has an apple teether that is one of his favorites right now.  Very soon we will be moving all of James' Legos to his bedroom, because as Logan beings to crawl and move, they will be a hazard for him.
Stranger anxiety may begin
Little Dribbler
Yes.  Definitely yes on this one.  Rhonda's mom, Miss Helen has been visiting since last Thursday.  Logan bawls the second he sees her.  He is very confused about who this woman is, why she's talking to him, and why she wants to hold him.  Miss Helen loves kids and James loves her right back, but Logan is not having it.  Luckily, Raylene, who is 9 weeks younger than Logan, is around for her to love on.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Two feet

Most work days, I get the boys and myself ready and out of the house by 7:00 am.  Its a crazy, hectic morning, but I think I've gotten pretty good at it in the last 2 months.  I get Logan fed, ready, and in his car seat before I even go into James' room.
This morning, I got my big boy up and we picked out his clothes (cargo shorts and a red M&M's t-shirt from Grandma Dee Dee).  Then I sat on the floor and he came over to sit with me and get his morning snuggles.  These are occasionally the only snuggles I get all day, because let's face it - he's a man on the move.  Then James looked at me very seriously and said "I got two feet!"  Then he looked at me and said, just as seriously, "You got two feet too!  And pink toes!"
I looked at him incredulously and said "No way!  That's so cool!"  He grinned at me and we proceeded to get him dressed.   I really do love mornings with my guys, even if they are a bit hurried!