crap. it's march and my boy is almost 6 months, but i have to chat about february all that he started to do at 5 months. he started sitting all by himself just before 5 months! it happened so fast and i have to admit how much i love babies once they start sitting. it's just too cute. after he learned how to sit- he got his first tooth! and after that we moved him out of our room- into his crib and started sleep training. i was not looking forward to it, but knew it had to be done. this guy was waking up every 2-3 hours! ugh.
so, we did the cry it out method- and it only took one night to get us 9 hours the next night of sleep- 11 hours the next, and we are creeping back to 8 1/2-9hrs, with him waking up around 3:30/4 am. i'm so amazed. i really don't know how moms and dads- and most importantly babies can go month after month w/o sleeping. to me... good sleep habits are as important as anything. but that's just me. i'm a stickler for nap routines and bed time routines. and i think because we had established those things- it made his 'crying it out' not too bad. and honestly? i'm not someone who gets upset when their baby is crying. i'm just not. so there you have it. big stuff over here in february.
besides those milestones sam just continues to be awesome. one of the happiest little babies i have ever seen and so content. he smiles like no other and it makes us all so happy.