My baby boy is growing! He turned 5 months old on Saturday, February 25th.
He is eating cereal twice a day, in his high chair, and loving it! We are going to begin introducing some veggies very soon.
He is wearing 9 month clothes, size 3 diapers, and weighs 18 lbs.
He is still waking up once during the night, but other than that sleeps from about 8:30 pm to 8 am.
His favorite thing these days: Finn. He loves him. If he starts to get fussy, I just call Finn over, and Wills immediately reaches for him and settles down. He also loves his books. He holds them in his hands and stares at the colors on the pages. He loves the color red and reaches for everything from the ketchup bottle, to the Doritos bag, and the red letters on my UGA t-shirt and his UGA burp cloth. He still loves music. Pandora has been very helpful to have on our I-phones. We turn it on a Lullaby station when we are trying to get him to nap away from home. We use his classical music mobile when he is in his crib. When we put him down, he immediately turns on his stomach and pushes up on his arms. This boy is strong! It is time to put his gyms away, because he no longer lies still underneath them. He has found his feet and loves to play with them.
He talks and growls all the time. I think most babies squeal in delight. Ours growls. I’m not sure where he got this from, because Finn rarely growls, but it sounds like a mix between a lion’s roar and a pirate’s “arrgh.” A handful of times we’ve heard a little chuckle, but no big belly laughs yet, only growls. :)
We are still trying to get in the habit of signing to him. He mostly sees the signs for Mommy and milk. A couple of times, I think he signed Mommy back to me. I was so excited! Not consistently, but hoping to get there, I sign Daddy, eat, bed time, bath time, play, read, dog, aunt, uncle, more, Gammy, Papa, good morning, hello, bye bye, Dede, and baby. I do remember to sign the alphabet to him when we sing ABC’s.
Pictures coming soon!