Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Porter is just one short month away from being half a year old! They always say the second kid grows up faster and they are exactly right! This has been a big month for little Porter-he battled an ear infection and the croup, he finished getting his second tooth and we moved him out of his first house.

At five months, Porter is:

-really close to sitting up on his own. He sometimes folds in half or flops over, but he's definitely on the brink!

-deliberately reaching for things and playing with toys. Most things go straight into his mouth.

-starting to develop his own little personality that is completely different from Paxton's. He is a lot more serious except when someone is paying attention to him. He always has a smile for everyone and usually even some giggles. He talks A LOT. And he squeals A LOT. He has to have a little blankie over his face when he takes a nap and he's still swaddled at night. Paxton always wakes up happy, but Porter needs a little time to wake up all the way before he's in a good mood.

-sleeping better now that he's over his ear infection. He usually goes to sleep around 8:30 and then has a little snack around 10:30. He usually sleeps until 5-6, eats and goes back to sleep until about 8:00.

-nursing exclusively. We haven't started solids yet except for a few bites of banana or tiny tastes of other things here and there. We are planning on waiting until closer to 6 months like we did with Pax. We haven't tried rice cereal again since his sleep regression and don't have any plans to.

-wearing size 2 diapers and 3-6 or 6 month clothes. I can tell he's smaller than Paxton was at this age because Pax had already moved up to 9 month clothes by now.

-really easy to take places. He still falls asleep in his car seat on almost every car ride and is content in his car seat for the span of a shopping trip or a meal out.

-such a cuddler. He loves to be held, or at least be touching someone at all times. He holds our hands or grabs our faces and holds on. He has also started giving big, sloppy baby kisses which he thinks is hilarious and I think is the sweetest thing ever.

We are having so much fun learning about his personality and watching him learn new things. With Pax I was always so excited for the next milestone that I didn't enjoy the things that made him a baby as much as I should have. This time I'm focusing on the babyness and maybe trying to keep Porter little for as long as I can. 

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