My ds will be 5 months exactly one week from now. Well, 2 1/2 weeks ago he weighed in at 19lbs, 6oz 26 inches long. He was 7lbs, 6oz 20in at birth. I imagine in the past 2 weeks he has gained at least another pound.
He can sit with assistance...he's more interested in trying to get mobile at the moment. He kicks and kicks and kicks! He loves it when I hold him in a standing position. He loves to go on his belly and scootch. I put his favorite toys to the side and slightly away, and he scootches to them. He can turn from his belly to his back, and he's been trying to go from back to belly but hasn't quite done it yet. Sometimes we have a play time in the exersaucer or johnny jump-up...you should see the grins in the jumper when he is jumping and I call him my bouncy boy!
He grins for family and strangers, a very friendly guy. Squeals babbles and laughs. He has quite a collection of consonants he's tried here and there...bababab, dada, ma, nana, ga,wa.
He is EBF, cloth diapered, and sleeps with mommy and daddy. We just starting using baby signs for mommy, daddy, and milk.
He is a slobber monster! Grabs anything in front of him and straight to his mouth it goes. He has been teething, sometimes fussy at night, but hylands teething tablets and the sling come to our rescue. I'm wearing my sleeping baby now, actually. So cozy.
Last night when I heard the firecrackers and fireworks going off, I thought of all the bombs and cannons and guns used in war....of victims and heros. And I thought to myself....Jakob is my peace, and my victory.