Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rylan - Five Months

Another month has flown by, and our little guy is now closing in on his half-birthday (how is that possible?!). 

While Rylan has continued to struggle in the sleep department (all I want for Christmas is eight consecutive hours of sleep...I'd even take six), he is truly the happiest, sweetest baby. He smiles constantly and reserves the biggest grins for his older sister. She seriously rocks his world. In fact, Ava is the only one who can make Ry laugh, which kills me every time.

Rylan is the wiggliest baby ever, and loves kicking his legs. I think he may have a future as a swimmer. And speaking of moving around, he is now a master at rolling over. However, Rylan has a love-hate relationship with this skill...he will immediately roll over upon being placed on the floor and then get pissed once he is on his stomach. Babies are weird.

Rylan is also at the stage where he likes to put everything in his mouth. (I have a feeling his bottom teeth will make an appearance soon.) And on a somewhat related note, we are still chugging along in the breastfeeding department, but I can tell he is starting to prefer the bottles and is more focused on eating quickly rather than on comfort nursing. So, while we are going to reach my six-month goal, we will make the full switch to bottles shortly thereafter. I'm both sad and happy about this development, but it was bound to come eventually (and I am downright giddy thinking about the fact that this will mean no more pumping sessions at work).

It is amazing how different Rylan looks after just five months. He has started packing on the pounds, and lost most of his hair over the course of the last month. It also appears to be coming back in blonde! 

He wasn't very cooperative this time around, and just wanted to eat his sticker, but here are the five-month pics of our bald little baby...

Mmmm...stickers are delicious.

  • No official stats this month, but he weighed 14 pounds, 10 ounces according to the infant scale we have at home.

  • First Halloween.
  • Rolling all over the place.
  • First real laugh. 
  • Loves grabbing (and eating) anything he can get his hands on.

  • Laughing at Ava.
  • His playmat. 
  • Chewing on his hands.
  • Looking in the mirror.
  • Laying on the changing table.
  • Taking baths. Particularly splashing around...


  • Sleeping.

And finally, some of my favorite pictures from Rylan's fifth month.

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing instead. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; La Croix; reading; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. I think that about sums it up.


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