5 Months

Lucas Marshall is five months old today!!!

Hey Lucas, tell everyone what you’ve been up to!

  • Can’t sit still
  • Eating every 3 hours or so
  • Napping a little bit better than last week
  • Can do a 360 on his tummy on the floor
  • Can scoot backwards on his tummy
  • Loves to stand
  • Still not sleeping through the night- usually wakes up twice
  • Likes being in the stroller better
  • Talks a lot

Things are getting better and better for us. When people say “this too shall pass” they really DO mean it! It DOES really pass! For all those new mamas out there who have a fussy baby who won’t calm down, a child who doesn’t nap for more than 20 minutes, or a baby who wants to nurse every 45 minutes, I promise you.. it DOES get better!
And I hope that you’ll all tell me that he WILL start sleeping through the night soon. Maybe tonight on his birthday??
I truly can’t believe he is already 5 months old. Time fly’s when you’re having fun! I love you sweet boy!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

19 thoughts on “5 Months

  1. I LOVE these pics of him! He is so huggable!

    BTW: the book “Babywise” was a GODSEND to me as far as how to get them to sleep thru the night, take long naps, and eat full meals every few hours. I don't know what I woulda done w/out it!! It took some work at first but we had her sleeping 8 hrs a night at 8 weeks and it just got better after that.

  2. He is so cute!! Time does fly and someday you will miss those midnight feedings believe it or not! My first two didn't sttn until 11 months (eek!) and 8 months respectively. I think 6 to 8 months is pretty normal.

    Definitely look into it yourself, but my personal opinion is to beware of Babywise. It is a very one-size-fits-all method.

  3. What a cutey!

    Mine is just over 7 months, and he still doesn't sleep through the night! We cosleep though, so by waking up in the night, I mean that he searches out and finds my boob! lol.

    Beware! At 5 months, the terrible mobility stage begins…I'm afraid it never ends either πŸ™‚

  4. I feel ya mama! Having lived through my first fussy baby is the only thing that is helping me survive the second one! Well, that and co-sleeping! Keep on truckin'!

  5. I miss that little baby stage πŸ™‚ He's so cute! One thing I will say is to let go of expectations of sleeping through the night. It seems that once they do it once or twice, something will disrupt them–teething, learning to crawl, walk, whatever. Ingrid is 14 months and still gets up sometimes. I'd say just learn to live with it if it's only once a night, and then the nights he sleeps through will be like a great little gift of sleep for you!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your blog!!! It's got a great format. I'll have to visit more often too! On sleeping through the night- we used the Baby Wise method with both boys (its a book), and they were both sleeping completely through the night with a stable daytime routine within 1 1/2 weeks. I do miss cuddling with them on the couch in the silence of the night, though! This time goes by sooo fast!

  7. I wish I could say he'll sleep through the night soon but I hope he will. My 14 month old just started sleeping through the night a couple weeks ago and that's not every night! Good luck and as I always say you'll have time to sleep when you're old. Enjoy this time while you can! Happy 5 month birthday little man!

  8. Congratulations! I considered 5 months a big turning point with both of my babies. That's about when it starts getting more fun and less stressful, at least in a 30,000-foot kind of way. Enjoy!

  9. He just gets cuter and cuter!

    Well, not to bust your bubble or anything, but peanut didn't STTN until she was 15 months…and the last THREE nights she's been up twice to snack. So, yeah. πŸ˜‰

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