A selection of pictures taken this morning on his 5 month birthday.
In the past week he has had 3 visits to the pediatrician with a rash, then a cough and finally a fever. The rash is eczema/dermatitis and is waning with treatment, as is the cough. With the fever he got his first antibiotic, a nasty smelling pink liquid administered by syringe. He fought it for days, clamping his mouth shut and screaming, but this morning he looked at it and opened his mouth. He still hates it, but he decided to cooperate. I was ridiculously proud.
He wants to hold his own bottle but still isn’t very good at it, so you have to hold it down at the end where he can’t see you so he feels like he’s doing all the work. He also started throwing toys in the past week. He’ll move them from his left hand to his right hand, sizing up the weight and getting a good grip, then fling it. His record is about 5 feet.
He was sleeping though the night until about a week ago, but with his rash/congestion/fever it’s been a challenge. Hopefully he’ll get that back now that he is recovering, as we are both beat.