Roman is 5 months old today! He is getting so big that it almost seems like he is older than just 5 months. I think he is close to 18 pounds, and he is wearing 9-12 month clothes already. He always has a huge smile on his face, and he is such an easy-going baby. He loves to just sit and watch his big sister! He rolls over, when he feels like it, but mostly just watches the chaos going on around him. He can sit for a few seconds on his own, but mostly likes to play on his back.
He already has his two bottom front teeth, and I’m pretty sure the top two will emerge in a few days. He is teething on anything he can get his hands on, usually his own shirt, which gives new meaning to "I’m so hungry I could eat my shirt!" A few weeks ago I started giving him pureed food. He loves pears and sweet potatoes, but is not crazy about cereal of any kind.
Roman still isn’t sleeping through the night, but when he wakes up he eats a full 8-ounce bottle, so I think he’s just a very hungry boy. We have a new strategy for the nights. He wakes up between 5 and 6 every morning to eat, and often he was waking up Harper and she wouldn’t go back to sleep. We decided to put Roman’s Pack n’ Play (portable crib) in our walk-in closet and have him sleep there instead, and it’s working out great! He sleeps really well in there, and Harper can’t hear a thing. This morning he slept until almost 9:30, and even slept through us rummaging around in the closet for our clothes!
Harper continues to impress us with her big-sister skills. She really is wonderful with him and very rarely shows any jealousy. I absolutely love their age difference because Harper doesn’t remember a time when Roman wasn’t in our family. It seems very normal for her to have to share Mommy and Daddy’s attention, and she doesn’t get mad when I have to ignore her for a little bit to give him a bottle. She is very affectionate towards her brother and gives him the sweetest hugs and kisses. We’ve only seen her get upset with him once – they were both in the bath and I accidentally wrapped Roman in her pink bunny towel. She was already tired and ready for bed, and she took one look at him and burst into tears saying "no that’s HARPER’S towel!" Ever since then I make sure to ask her if it’s okay for Ro Ro to "borrow" her towel!
Harper turns two in just a few weeks and we are having so much fun with her at this age. She is talking in full sentences and says the cutest things. I’ll write more when it’s closer to her official birthday.