So much has happened this month and it's been a good one! Max is now 5 months old and doing very well. He started eating a lot more lately, and got a good health report from his pediatrician and his electrophysiologist. We also met our goal this month of getting his heart rate to 120. That's a pretty big deal and I was so excited to meet that goal. We don't go back to Vandy now for 6 months; I can't believe it! We just get to enjoy him and watch him grow and learn. Since we increased his heart rate, I can tell a big difference in his energy level and I think he feels better in general. He needed that little boost.
I also think we might have made it over another huge hurdle...colic. Max has been a very fussy baby until about a week ago. All of a sudden, he no longer cries all the time and generally seems so much happier and more content. He is also starting to play, smile, and laugh a lot more. I wonder if that has anything to do with increasing his heart rate? I have enjoyed him so much this last week. I'm perfectly content to stay home with him all day and just playing and singing to him. We're having a blast now that he is feeling better.
Max has also started to "coo" a lot lately. I told Tyler last night that there's not much that I enjoy more than listening to Max coo. He sounds like a little hoot owl and it's so cute. He's getting close to rolling over and loves to try to talk and interact with us. He tried rice cereal for the first time last weekend, and he hated it! We will keep working on that. I'm hoping that once he starts liking it, that he might sleep through the night. :)
Here is a list of some of Max's favorites right now...
1. Looking at himself in the mirror. He cracks himself up.
2. Staring at the lights on the Christmas tree
3. Playing naked on the floor.
4. Getting a bath; it relaxes him so much and he smiles the whole time.
5. Toys with flashing lights
6. Being thrown up in the air and caught while singing... "No more monkeys jumping on the bed."
7. His swing. I don't know what we would do without it!
8. Reading books and singing songs
That's right... Five fingers for five months old!
What a handsome little Santa
Our 2011 Family Christmas photo
Stylin'... I'm cute and I know it!