Indy // 5 months
I can’t quite believe I’m writing this… but Indy is now 5 months old!
The big news this month is that we’ve finally got his reflux and Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) under control. I won’t go into great detail in this post (you can read more here) but it’s like we have a different baby! He’s generally a very happy, smiley chap – unless he’s hungry… He seems to have inherited the family hangry gene!
The other huge positive of sorting out Indy’s reflux and CMPA is that he’s now gaining weight rather rapidly! On last weigh-in, he had gained 14oz in 10 days, which is fantastic!
I’m no longer breastfeeding, which I’m both sad and sort of relieved about. Indy is now on allergy milk, and spent the last few feeds screaming at my breasts, but I’m so so proud I managed to make it to over four months.
After some thorough research about reflux, we have started weaning Indy this month. He’s been enjoying vegetable and fruit purees for a few weeks now, and I think he will be easier to wean than Busby, as he LOVES his food already. He seems to be really enjoying the different flavours, and I can’t wait to start partaking in a touch of Baby-Led Weaning with him… We’re going to be meeting with the dietician in a few weeks to discuss when to introduce cow’s milk (if at all), but would love to hear if any of you have experienced similar, and what alternatives to cow’s milk you used?
Indy still isn’t the biggest fan of sleeping alone in his cot or crib, which means we’ve been doing a fair amount of co-sleeping, even just for a few hours each night. We’re currently staying with my Mum in Sussex, and Indy has loved
sharing the double bed with me having the whole double bed to himself (I get a slither on the left). He takes after me, and really enjoys being cosy and warm! I must admit, I’ve quite enjoyed having him snuggled up to me and his beautiful smile being the first thing I see in the morning. Or huge yawn, as per the photo below!
He is so much stronger this month; we’ve had a couple of instances where he’s sat up by himself for 10 seconds or more, and he’s lifting himself up beautifully during tummy time, and caterpillaring along the mat.
I’d forgotten how much I love this age, and I can’t wait to see what the next month brings!