Nolan’s Five Month Old Baby Update

Nolan's Five Month Old Baby Update featured by top US mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board

Nolan’s first year is moving right along. He turned five months in September and his little personality is really starting to come out. We have been busy as ever with a lot of travel during the month, plus trying to soak up the last bit of summer.

Nolan's Five Month Old Baby Update featured by top US mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board

Five Month Old Baby Stats

Nolan is 15 lbs 11 oz. He is in 3-6 months or 6-months clothes depending on the brand. His growth seems to be slowing which is normal for a breastfed baby (I’m told) around this time. We don’t have a well visit this month so we will see what the doctor has to say next month.

Eating

Not much new to report here. We have given Nolan a few solids to try. Mostly purees while he is at his Grandparent’s house with his six-month-old cousin. I have a bunch of business travel so it’s something we plan to focus on when I return and things settle down.

Five Month Old Baby Milestones

Nolan is rolling in both directions (back to front and vice versa). He is also sitting more on his own. He still needs some support while sitting but for short periods he is good on his own. He is as smiley as ever and loves to make noise. Blowing raspberries is his favorite thing to do. He rotates in all directions from his stomach.

Nolan's Five Month Old Baby Update featured by top US mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board

Five-Month-Old Baby Sleeping Patterns

When 7 pm hits Nolan is done. We can put him down and he falls asleep pretty much instantly. He will sleep until about 11 pm when I feed him before I go to bed, then he is up again at 3 am and then again at 6 am. We definitely need to sleep train but, again, with all the business travel it’s not a priority for us right now. I also don’t want my supply to tank during the travel, so frequent feeding makes sense at the moment.

Five-Month-Old Baby Activities

As far as toys, Nolan loves his Baseball Winkel Rattle and Skip Hop Dog and Moose. We found this infant-to-toddler rocker that is perfect for mornings and when I am trying to do bedtime routine with Aiden.

We are still doing stroller strides as much as possible when I am home.

We visited Great Country Farms to pick apples.

Nolan's Five Month Old Baby Update featured by top US mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board

Travel with our Five Month Old Baby

This month we did a trip to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Both Nolan and Aiden visited PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, for the first time as we caught a game of our Nationals playing there. Our travel essentials for this trip were the Pack and Play and Ergo 360 Carrier.

Five Month Old Baby Challenges

Sleep continues to be our biggest struggle. Not only due to his nightly wake-ups but also finding consistent nap times. We are often out and about so we count on him taking naps in his carrier or stroller. Now that he is more alert and aware of everything around him those naps on the go are not as easy.

Nolan's Five Month Old Baby Update featured by top US mommy blog, Baby Castan on Board

Big Brother’s Adjustment

Aiden still seems to be adjusting well to his role as big brother. Now that Nolan is more alert he likes playing with him and showing him how to use toys. He is very sweet and nurturing towards Nolan.

We are looking forward to several of Nolan’s first holidays coming up!

Check out Nolan’s Four Month UpdateTwo Month Update, and One Month Update.

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Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to an energetic preschooler and newborn, a wife to my amazing husband Dan, and I work full-time as a meeting planner. I started this blog because, after having my first little guy, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the amazing (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Realizing that we would probably have more kids in the future, I wanted to document everything, so we would remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!

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