Today you are five months old. You continue to grow and develop in leaps and bounds. It’s been so fun watching you interact with your environment! This month has also marked a lot of firsts: first Christmas, first New Year’s, first snowfall, first time on an airplane, first visit to New England, and first visit to the city that shares your name. You added two states to your travels, bringing the total to 8 states you have visited! (9 if you count the layover in North Carolina.)
You had an ear infection this month, poor baby. :-( The doctor prescribed an antibiotic which we gave you twice a day for 10 days. You had a lot of trouble taking that eyedropper! You didn’t mind the Infant Tylenol we gave you – perhaps you liked the taste better?
You have really been interacting with your toys now. You are starting to teethe, so everything goes in your mouth. You have learned how to pick up your paci and put it in your mouth, though sometimes you get it backwards which is quite cute. You will hold onto toys and grab the toys hanging from your bouncer. Sometimes you get really excited and wave your arms and feet wildly, knocking toys everywhere!
You aren’t rolling over yet, but you’re doing well with sitting up. Sometimes you can sit up all by yourself, though you’re not very steady. You like to sit in your Bumbo which hopefully is helping you! Yesterday you discovered your toes, and several times I noticed you holding onto them. You also tried to catch Lewis’ tail once when he was sitting with his tail dangling in front of you. I’m sure the first time you succeed will be the last time Lewis does that. A few times, when the kitties have been close enough, you will reach out and act like you are petting them. I was so excited to see that!
Around Christmas, you weighed 15lbs and were 25 inches tall. You are wearing a lot of your 6 month size clothes already. You’ve even grown out of some of your 3 month sizes! But I’m glad you are growing big
You seemed to enjoy your Christmases (one with your Florida family on Dec. 25th and one with your Massachusetts family on Jan. 19th). You made an attempt at tearing the wrapping paper on your presents! You have proven yourself to be a good traveler. We even stayed overnight at a hotel in Savannah, GA on our way to Florida and you did great! I was worried about the plane ride on the way to New England last week, but you didn’t seem to be bothered at all. In fact, during the last flight, you slept the entire time, including the takeoff and landing! You must have been so tired.
I can’t believe you are 5 months old already. Time does pass so fast. I look forward to all the new and interesting ways you’ll grow in this upcoming month.