CROSBY | 5 Months

Man, a LOT has happened in the last month. I've been trying to get some work-from-home side projects going to get more involved in my community, as well as earn a little bit of supplemental income. There is a lot that is still up in the air so I don't want to broadcast anything just yet (but stay tuned!). Let's just say, this Mama is going to have her plate full!

Up until a few nights ago, Crosby was still waking up on average every three hours to eat. I'm happy to report he's started sleeping 7-ish hour stretches! I trusted my Mama's intuition on his sleep habits and just trusted that he would figure out the whole sleep thing on his own, and he did! He finally did! 

I'm still maintaining a weight that makes me happy, but this winter weather has not been good for my activity level. I finally broke down and signed up for a free 30-day trial with Daily Burn. Charlie and I tried kickboxing together. And although he preferred climbing all over Mommy when she was planking, I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I've never enjoyed working out from home, but since it's currently my only option, I'm giving it a shot!

As for Crosby...

With so many side projects happening, I'm on my computer and phone all day long. Sometimes I really have to remind myself after hour three of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to back away from the screen and actually spend some quality time with my kids. It's harder to accomplish than it sounds because I'm someone who thrives on feeling productive and accomplished. There's no feeling of productivity from tickle fights and reading Little Blue Truck (which makes me sound like the worst mother ever). I really need to be more intentional about this. Motherhood is my full-time (and most important) job and these sweet boys deserve a Mommy who is actually present.

This has been a big month for his sensory development. He finally has some hand-eye coordination and loves laying on his play mat and batting at his toys. He smiles and laughs when we tickle his belly and blow raspberries. We also gave solid foods a try! So far, he's tried rice cereal mixed with breastmilk and some sweet potatoes. He seemed to like both, but still hasn't quite gotten the hang of this whole spoon thing. 

Crosby won't visit the doctor again until his 6-month appointment, but according to our bathroom scale he's weighing in around 15 lbs 13 oz. He's still in Size 2 diapers and pretty much exclusively 6-month clothing, although even some of those are starting to look tight! I feel like I just broke out the 6-month onesies and sleepers and I'm already going to have to sort through Charlie's 6-9 month hand-me-downs!

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Happy 5 months, Crosby Loren! I have so enjoyed this last month of smiles, laughs, and snuggles with you. I'm so excited to see what this month has in store for us.

Can we all take a minute to appreciate this outtake that makes Crosby look like an evil villain? Haha!

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