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Piglet – 5 Months Old

The last month has flown by – I don’t know how we’ve reached 5 months. Piglet has really changed in the past few weeks and his personality is starting to show through. We’ve found his natural routine finally and its made for a really happy chap to have around! He has rolled out twice this month, its not consistent but it’s a start!

Piglet 5 months oldSize

At 20 weeks he weighed 11lb 14oz, so still a lot lighter than you would expect for a baby of his age. Even when plotted for his corrected age (he was 4 weeks premature) he lingers at the bottom of the charts. He is clinging on to the 0-3m on the top and its been nice to get more time than I expected out of some of his clothes. For trousers and baby-grows he needs the length of 3-6m for trousers, but they are very baggy. He is limited to leggings or joggers as anything that doesn’t have an elasticated waist falls off of him. Next month he has his 6m check up so we will have his length and head circumference measured them which should be interesting!

Piglet 5 Months OldHealth

We have finally been given the all clear from the health visitors for his weight. Its taken 5 months of fortnightly weigh-ins, but they’ve agreed he is just going o be a skinny little guy. He is happy and clearly thriving so we’re being left to our own devices for 6 weeks to see how he does. Teething is in full swing and he has been quite irritable on some days. We have quite a few outfit changes for drool soaked clothes – the dribble bib is our friend! The teeth aren’t anywhere near the surface yet though so it can only get worse.

Feeding

We are still carrying on with the breast feeding. He is starting to get distracted more often and if something goes on around him that interests him he’ll usually pull away and have a good look around. We started weaning at 18 weeks on the health visitors guidance in the hope that it would help with his weight gain. He is loving it! I am still restricting how much he eats as I want him to still be relying on breastmilk for most of his calories. He usually cries when the meal is over – just can’t get enough of the food! He is having a fruit or veg around lunch time and some baby rice before bed. In the next week or so we will start mixing the foods and see how he likes that! As he is not yet 6 months we are steering clear of eggs, gluten and dairy for now.

Sleep

We are in a routine of 3 naps a day – usually around 2hrs each. He now goes to bed for the night around 6-7pm and he is noticeable grumpy if that is missed! He sometimes struggles to fall asleep, as he tugs on his dummy and it comes out of his mouth. I’m looking forward to when he can put it back in his mouth again himself! He is up 2 to 3 times a night for feeds which is quite tiring and I’m starting to struggle with them recently.

Likes

  • Sophie La Giraffe
  • Standing – sitting just doesn’t cut it any more
  • Gibberish – because apparently it’s a lot funnier than actual words.
  • Food – He is really watching us when we eat and gets very excited when he sees his bowl coming out
  • Muslins – he’s become quite a fan of hanging on to them and putting them in his mouth

Dislikes

  • Water – I am giving it to him from a free flow cup with his meals and he just spits it out. I figure this one could take a while!
  • The hairdryer – but oddly the hoover is still OK.
  • Avocado – this is the only time he has actively spat out food and made disgusted faces. We’ll be trying it again though!

Piglet 5 months

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15 Comments


  1. // Reply

    Ah this was a lovely read, my little girl is 4 months so a little behind but I can relate to a lot of this. Especially the getting distracted during a breastfeed and we have a very similar sleeping pattern to you. She rolled over the other day too which was very exciting but I think a one off! Noticed you’ve got a 4 month update so will go and have a little read now 🙂 #twinklytuesdays


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      4 months is when I REALLY noticed Piglet being interactive and it was amazing. Such a fun age! Thanks for stopping by


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    I love reading baby updates 🙂 he’s so cute, good luck with teething mama


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    We weaned our twins early due to weight gain and found baby porridge and avocado really helped them pack on the pounds. Mixing banana or pear with the avocado made it much more likeable. We’re finally off the 2nd centile for weight 🙂


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      Id love for him to even reach the 2nd centile 🙄 my plan is to try avocado again with some banana next time. We just have to go easy on the banana as he has a few “issues” if he had too much haha


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    Ah, Piglet is so cute! Reading this reminded me of my youngest who was always tiny , even at full term. She’ll be two in a couple of months and she still fits into some 0-3 month dresses! I have finally packed them away now though 😉

    Thanks for joining us at #coolmumclub – we are normally here every Thursday but having a bit of a summer break. Hope to see you in September!


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      Oh that is tiny! I’m interested to see how he measures up at 6m when they do length etc too. Find out if he’s small all over or just skinny! Enjoy your break


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    He is beautiful and those pictures are stunning, doesn’t it just go so quickly. Thanks so much for linking up and hope you’ll stop by again #bestandworst
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  6. // Reply

    Wonderful age and a great update wonderful photos Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky please come back next week


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      We ‘re still working out what his favourite is going to be, so far its looking like a toss up between a muslin or a sleepy tot Bunny! I’m liking the idea of the muslin though – easier to replace!


  7. // Reply

    He is adorable fab update and post Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky


  8. // Reply

    Aww what a cutie and what a lovely little update. Sounds like he is doing just fab. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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