WOW things are changing so very fast!
You laugh! You hug! You hold onto your feet!
You roll! (And roll and roll)!
You had a lot of firsts this month! First road trip, first time in the ocean, first 5k!
You are very curious about the world around you. You are always searching, scanning and thinking. You stare at the dogs and smile. You stare at us and smile. You stare at yourself and smile!
My favorite development: you reach out to us! When you are laying on the changing table or on your play mat, you reach out with both hands and touch our faces and smile <3
I am happy to report that nursing has gotten much better (even though you are easily distracted). If you don’t have something to hold onto (my shirt or a necklace) you continuously slap my chest. I can’t help but laugh!
You’re growing so fast! At 5 months you weigh just about 16 lbs! Maybe you’re going through a growth spurt or maybe it is sleep regression but this month you decided that you didn’t want to sleep through the night any longer. You wake up anywhere from 1-4! Sometimes you fall back asleep after nursing, sometimes you stare at me and smile for 2 hours. I (strangely) don’t mind the nighttime nursing sessions. I will take any time with you that I can get.
One of my favorite things is to see your reaction when your daddy walks in the room. You look up at him and a flash the biggest smile! I am so happy you have such a special bond with him!
I am looking forward to the coming months (solid foods! crawling! your first word being ‘mom’!) You change and grow each day and I love watching your personality develop!