Zachary is five months old today! This past week has brought so many new things for him.
A few days before we left for our first family trip, Zachary had a bit of a fever, so we took him to the doctor and learned the he had an ear infection. So, he is taking his first antibiotics… bubble gum flavored amoxicillin, for his first ear infection.
Next, Zachary had his first ever solid food! We started feeding him baby oatmeal last week and he really enjoyed it. He is now a pro at eating his oatmeal and today he ate it all! Such a good boy! Here are some photos from his first time eating his oatmeal.
On Wednesday, we bought Zachary his big boy car seat! all of a sudden, he grew too tall for his infant carrier, and we had to retire it. It was way too cramped for him and there was no way we’d be able to make the 15 hour drive to Tennessee with him stuffed in that tiny car seat. So, we got Zachary a Britax Marathon, which we are really, really happy with, as he was quite comfortable for most of the 15 hour trip there and back. I took a bunch of photos of him on my point and shoot camera, and haven’t downloaded the images yet, but I will post those when I do.
On Thursday, we left for our first family vacation, a trip to Tennessee to visit Zachary’s Grandma and Grandpa who live up there (Adrian’s parents). The weather was amazing, nice and cool in comparison to the heat and humidity of South Florida, and the scenery was so beautiful. We really loved it and Zachary of course loved the attention he received from his Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Lissa & Uncle Brij, and Great Grandma and Great Grandpa who also were visiting.
Here are a few favorite photos that I took of Zachary on the trip. I took a lot of other photos of the beautiful scenery. Once I have time to work on them, I will post some of them as well!