Monday, March 12, 2012

Five Months

Ben and Ainsley are five months old!

Ben:  You have changed so much the past month!  You have really become a different baby.  You are so happy and smiley all the time right now.  You love "talking" to everyone and lately you only fuss when you get hungry otherwise you are always happy.  Mom and Dad are LOVING it!  You have also become quite the little eater!  You are taking 6 ounces every four hours during the day and you have progressed to tolerating ALL breast milk WITH dairy which makes Mom super happy!  You are still spitting up a lot but you don't seem to mind and you usually smile when you do it in fact.  We are going to try switching you from Ranitidine to Prevacid to see if that helps.  You weigh 11lbs 7oz.  You are wearing size 3 month clothes and some 6 month and are ready to switch to size 2 diapers.

Ainsley:  You are our big girl!  You are growing so fast and we love watching you do new things every day!  You are so happy and smiley and you are absolutely in love with your Daddy!  You just adore him and love when he talks to you and gives you zerbits!  You are laughing more and it just fills our hearts up.  You are eating about 5 ounces every four hours during the day.  You are starting to sleep well again after a brief period of getting up to eat during the night.  You weigh 12lbs 3oz.  You are wearing size 3 month clothes and are in size 2 diapers.

We love you both so much!

One of my favorite parts of the day is bedtime.  We have a routine we learned from Moms on Call that we really love.  We started doing this shortly after both babies were home from the hospital and it has worked very well for us.

At about 7:30pm we make bottles and head upstairs.  We bathe both babies and get them put into their jammies.  Then we feed them their bottles in their room with the lights down low (we have a dimmer) and the white noise machine on.  Then we put them in their beds and turn off the lights and head out.  They nearly always go right to sleep!  I don't know if the Moms on Call method is the secret or if we are just blessed with good sleepers.  It's probably a combination of both.

Anyway, it is really a great time because it is so peaceful and while we are feeding them it is a great chance for Jeremy and I to sit and talk which we don't have tons of time for otherwise.

A little video - I think I love the videos more than the pictures, such a great way to remember exactly what they looked like each month!


  1. They are getting cuter every month, if that is even possible!

  2. so so so cute!! Love reading about them.