Five Months Old Baby Boy – Patriot at Five Months

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Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Patriot Peter Lampard
Five Months Old

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

7 kg
wears 3-6 months clothes and size small on his cloth diapers
Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Firsts/Highlights

  • Can sit in the tripod position (though he’d rather not)

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Traveled to Rwanda with Mama and Gammy (more posts on that trip soon!)

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Rolls often from side to side and can roll from back to belly and belly to back (though he really doesn’t want to)
  • First music festival

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • Traveled to California with Mama and Daddy (more photos/posts coming soon!)

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • First Thanksgiving

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

  • First road trip // from San Francisco to Cayucos and back before driving up to Healdsburg (Don’t let this smile fool you. He hates being in the car!)

Five Months Old Baby Boy - Reminiscing over my favorite moments from the fifth month of our baby boy's life as an expat baby born in Hong Kong

Loves

Jumping with support
Talking and babbling endlessly
Laughing
Eating his fingers
Putting everything into his mouth
Drooling
Sleeping next to Mama

Sleep

Most of this month we were dealing with jet lag. At one point Pate had been in 3 continents in one week. He spent most of the month (except for a few short days where we attempted “sleep training”) sleeping next to me in bed or on top of me on a plane.
Now that I am back to work full time, I really love bed sharing more than ever. I love the extra cuddle time and I think Patriot sleeps much better next to me. He hardly makes a peep at night and I feel much more rested now that I don’t both with trying to get up, feed Pate, move him back into his bed (repeat 4x a night).
I love his warm little body snuggled next to me and I love his warm baby breath in my face in the mornings. For those of you without children, that probably sounded super creepy. But for those of you who DO have children, you know what I mean!
The only thing that smells better than my baby’s head is my baby’s breath.

Feeding

Breastmilk (from me or from a bottle) every 2-4 hours.