Time is flying. You’re already 5 months old.
This month brought on so many changes – you’re sitting for a good length of time on your own, you’re passing toys back and forth between your hands and bring them to your mouth with precision. You’re even starting to stand up on your own when you have something to support you. You also definitely know who mommy and daddy are and have a real preference to who is holding you (read: if I hand you off to someone, you scream).
This month has also been full of colds. It seems like you’ve had an ongoing cold or maybe one after another for over 6 weeks. We’ve been in to see the Pediatrician every couple of weeks and after our third visit, we all decided that it is probably a little more than just a cold. So at the ripe age of 4 months you’ve had your first round of antibiotic for a sinus infection. Thankfully, it seems to be working and you’re starting to feel better.
And then there is the drool. Kid, the amount of drool that you produce within the hour is just plain amazing. You can soak through a bib and two shirts in minutes. Add on the fact that you’ve been tugging at your ear and biting down on everything in sight, I think that you’re teething.
Although you’ve been struggling with feeling off, you’re still a really happy, active baby. You’re always on the move and ready to conquer the next milestone. Just like your sister, you sat up on your own shortly after 4 months and now require very little support, just an occasional catch when you look up or get too excited and topple over. Unlike your sister who wailed every time she fell, you take it in stride. You’ve toppled over a number of times, landing on your head or even your face and you rarely cry about it. You just roll over to your belly and do your best to kick your little arms and legs in an effort to move toward the object of your desire. I swear you’re moments away from crawling.
You’ve progressed from loving to inspect your feet to sucking on your toes. True story. Like your sister around this age, the second that you spot your little toes on the changing table, in the mouth they go. Honestly, I didn’t think that all your adorable little rolls would allow you to get your foot in your mouth, but you’ve perfected it. And it makes me laugh every single time.
Some of your favorites this month is playing peek-a-boo across the dinner table, taking baths with your sister and mommy, and being tickled. All of these will send you into giggles every single time. Your favorite toys are Sophie the Giraffe, Move & Crawl ball, Logan the Lion, and Picnic Basket.
Your favorite person is still your sister, Addison. You follow her with your eyes every where she goes, getting giddy and reaching out to her when she’s nearby. And you’re not the only one. Addison adores you. She is always checking to make sure you’re ok, that you have plenty of toys to keep you entertain, and that you’re smiling. She loves to fetch you a new toy when you’re bored with one, replace your pacifier or make you laugh. She’s made it her goal to make sure that you’re squealing with delight every minute that you’re awake.
You’re still exclusively breastfeeding and since you’re on an antibiotic, we’ve decided to hold off on starting solids a little while longer, though it’s getting hard to stop you. Anytime that food is nearby, you’re determined to grab it and succeed quiet often.
This month you’ve also started to move out of you 6 month cloth and into some 9 month clothes. You’re still in size 2 diapers but I’m not sure how much longer that will last since you grow like a weed.
We love you, our little baby.