Ellis: Five Months Old

Say hello to our 5 month old little bubs!!

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Oh man, this little munchkin is so fun right now.  It's amazing how much he's developed both physically & mentally from just a month or two ago.  I was looking back at his newborn pictures, and I just can't believe how much he's changed.

And now I just realized that I never posted his newborn photos... oops!

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

It gets harder & harder to drop him off at daycare everyday because I just want to hang out with him!  Before I know it, he won't want to hang out with his mom so I feel like I need to take advantage of any time that I can get with him.  Honestly, he trumps all my previous hobbies.  I feel guilty if he's awake and I'm not paying attention to him since I barely see him during the week.  I'm still trying to find balance between being a mom and being my "old self".  It's tough to find any spare time for me these days -- but that's OK because I'd rather spend time with him anyways!

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Although Ellis is growing, he's just a little peanut.  At his 4 month well-check he measured up in the 15th percentile for weight and 40th percentile for height.  It's kind of weird though.  When I hold him, I feel like he's still a tiny babe.  But when I see someone else holding him, he looks huge to me.

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis loves to be sang to (The Ants Go Marching is a favorite of his), and he's rather infatuated with his hands these days.  If they are not in his mouth, he holds them out in front of him and just stares at them like, "wow! look at these things!"   It's so cute.

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

He's "talking" up a storm, and his hand-eye coordination is really improving; he's grabbing at his toys (and my hair)!  He's still a spitty baby though -- that hasn't changed yet, unfortunately.  We always joke that he'd be twenty pounds if he didn't spit up so much.  He's eating 5 oz every 3 hours while at daycare, and at home he's still nursing every 3 hours or so.

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

His little personality is developing rapidly.  If he's tried or hangry... he will let you know!  He's usually still pretty chill but when it's time to eat, or he's overtired, he might throw a little temper tantrum -- which usually involves a whiny moan before a full out cry, and he pulls at his hair and ears.

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis prefers to sleep on his side vs. his back, and speaking of sleep... he was doing SO well sleeping through the night, but this last week he's waking up throughout the night.  Uhg... just when you think you're in he clear...nope!  Thankfully he usually just needs a diaper change and he nurses back to sleep.  Or, he got stuck on his stomach and needs to be turned.

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

He's gotta cut a tooth soon.  The drool is coming out puddles and he is gnawing at any and everything he can get his gums on, including his toes!

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days

Things I love about Ellis this month:
- How neck & belly kisses make him giggle so hard
- The curly q his hair makes on the right side of his head
- How easy it is to make him smile
- The continued baby babbles
- How fun he is to play with
- That he loves to by mom :)

Ellis James, baby update - five months | My Darling Days




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Springtime at the Wildlife Sanctuary

Over Mother's Day weekend, we took Ellis to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary; his first trip there of many, I'm sure.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

While he was still obviously a bit too young to enjoy it, the weather was perfect.  The trees & plants were blooming, and the animals were friendly.  It was a perfect little afternoon!

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days
 
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days
 
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | My Darling Days

 
While I'm truly enjoying this baby stage, it will be so fun when Ellis is able to feed the geese & ducks, and throw a fishing line in the water.  I foresee lots of family time spent here!



Click here, to check out our last visit to the Wildlife Sanctuary, before baby Ellis.