I blinked and James is five months old.
month one, month two, month three, month four
weight: 17 pounds
length: 27.5 inches
head: 18.5 inches
hair: filling in
Sweet James has been teething hard this month. I wish I’d really savored those ten days where he slept through the night, because ever since he started teething he wakes up two or three times. He’s happiest when he has a finger or hand to chew on. During the flight to Hawaii, he chewed on my finger for over an hour. The next day, I let him chomp down on my finger only to discover one of his bottom teeth had popped through! I thought he’d have some relief once his other bottom tooth finally surfaced, but he seems to be working on more. I can’t believe he has teeth already!
Even though he’s hurting, the little guy is still as smiley as ever. You never would have known he was in pain on the flight – he was so perfect the people sitting behind us didn’t even know we had a baby with us. He’s been whimpering a bit more since we returned, so I’m keeping him well-dosed with Tylenol.
He’s getting so long. He’s in the 96th percentile for height, but in the 60th percentile for weight. Finding clothes that fit him is a challenge! Footie pajamas and sleep sacks aren’t long enough, but the next size up absolutely swim on him. Capri pants are totally cute on boys, right? Hahaha
He loves it when I lay him on a blanket on the floor so he can get some back and tummy time. Last week I left him on his back while I took out Rigby, and when I came back in James was on his stomach! Poor third child with unwitnessed milestones! He likes rolling onto his side to sleep, but flipping onto his stomach hasn’t become a regular thing yet – he usually looks pretty stunned when he does it!
I gave him a few bites of apple sauce last week (and of course he smiled like it was the greatest thing ever), but this month solids will begin in earnest. I can’t believe it!
He looks like he can’t believe it, either.
WOW!! 5 months already!!?!! Time flies when you’re a baby!!
FIVE MONTHS!! How? What? When?
Really, the time just flies by.
So cute. He is SO darn cute. Such a big smile. I’m a bit envious of the smile. My guy still only gives us smirks. Every once in a while he will break out into a grin and then he sees the camera and that grin turns into a serious face very quickly. It’s like “good feeling’s gone” (Finding Nemo) So I have a very hard time catching those big grins in a photo. Either that, or he’ll smile really big and quickly shove his fist in his mouth. I have like a nanosecond to capture it on camera…and it just doesn’t happen. Ah well
He’s so cute and I can totally see Maddie in that last picture of him!
I couldn’t agree more, James looks so much look Maddie in the last picture. All of your children are beauties.
It seems like just last week that we were all waiting, on the edge of our seats, for James to make his entrance into the world, and into one of the best families around!!! I see beautiful, big sister Maddie in him, too, and what could be better than that!!!
kristen piccola says:
He is seriously the sweetest little guy!
Hi, Heather! I’m a long time reader, and just wanted to tell you (I’m sure you know already, but just in case!) that I learned recently that Tylenol is very safe in the right doses, but it’s extremely easy – actually, much TOO easy – to overdose (something the FDA has been very slow to notify consumers of), and that the consequences of overdosing are dire. This American Life did a great webisode on http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/505/use-only-as-directed I know you get a lot of advice, and I know you’re taking only the best care of James! But in case you hadn’t heard this already, I wanted to let you know.
Good grief is he adorable!
Also, in the last photo with the writing, he looks soooo much like Maddie.
He’s such a cutie!
You are all adorable so no surprises that your lovely son is also. As said above it seems like only yesterday that we were all waiting on the edge of our seat for James to arrive. Five months have flown by. And yes I too think that James looks very much like Maddie here. With love to you all from London x
A happy temperament is a gift to the entire world. Pictures of Jamesa always brighten my day!
OMG. I just want to eat him up. He is so freaking cute. My youngest is turning 6 on Saturday and we are done. I miss them as babies. Keep doing what you are doing because you are doing it right.
I enjoy following James’ and his family’s days. I feel as if you are my friends! I think James is looking more like you, Heather, all the time. All your children are adorable.
He could not be any cuter!
I’m currently taking a break from teaching to nanny and I realized last month that the younger daughter is just a few days younger than James is! It’s really neat to see how they are going through the same things. Her teeth are sooo close to popping out. It’s driving her nuts.
He is such an adorable and happy baby!
This made me think of your struggle with Maddie and blankets (I think it was blankets), and how you got her little baby legwarmers!! Too cute!!
Leslie K says:
He is an absolutely beautiful baby!! It’s a shame you and pregnancy have such a difficult relationship… you Spohr’s need to keep having gorgeous babies to entertain us all!
As a fellow mother of a third child who both benefits and suffers because of his status, I’ll pass along what I used with mine during teething: camillia (spelling?) and a raw amber necklace. My first, you didn’t even know teething was occurring. My second was a differ
Hey, thanks for submitting that for me, iPhone. I wasn’t done. Anyway, I used Tylenol at night for the second but didn’t like using medicine for something that’s a natural and inevitable part of babyhood. I did more research for #3, and teething went a lot smoother. Just putting those ideas out there in case you’re open to alternate methods.
Hi! He’s getting teeth so soon! Hopefully he’ll get it over with quickly
When my son first started teething we bought him a raw amber teething necklace and he’s been wearing it every day since (1/2 a year at least). I swear by it. We keep it on all the time, tucked under his shirt directly on his skin. He doesn’t even know he’s wearing it.
Hope Jamesie feels better soon!
Five months. Seems much longer and yet not long enough. I swear it wasn’t just last month you were wondering when you were giving birth and now he’s 5 months.
I hope he moves through teething super fast!