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Friday, November 12, 2010

5 Months Old

Friday, November 12, 2010

My baby boy is 5 months old today. In the past few weeks it feels like he has finally shaken off all of that newborn, blob of goo-ness that just stares and lays about and has turned into a smiley, constantly moving, ball of personality. A lot of other moms I know would look at Cash when he was just born and say how much they missed that stage - the small, cuddly, newborn baby-smelling goodness. However, I won't lie, I'm so excited we're at the stage he is now. You can start to see the little person he is going to be. He coos at me in the mornings when we bring him in bed to snuggle as we're trying to wake up. He kicks his legs and rolls out of the armholes of his jammies to help me get him dressed in the morning. He laughs at me when I go to pick him up from daycare in the evening and he wraps his little arms around my neck when I'm rocking him to sleep at night. These are the scenes that I dreamed about when I was pregnant and anxiously awaiting for Cash to be here. And just when I think I can't love him anymore, he does something insanely cute like this morning when he was eating some peaches, looked at the last bite, opened his mouth to finish it, and promptly fell asleep. Snoring asleep. And then I felt like my heart was about to burst.

Here's some of the new things Cash has been doing this past month:

-Eating solids twice a day and loving it. Especially banana. He also likes peaches, pears and banana-flavored oatmeal. He's not too sure about rice cereal and sweet potatoes but will eat it (especially if mixed with banana). And he hates avocado and applesauce (but he will eat avocado if mixed with banana...).

-Rolling pretty solidly from back to tummy and then from tummy to back. Is starting to enjoy being on his tummy more than his back.

-Grabbing at most anything and slowly start to bring it to his mouth for a good taste test. Recently including his feet.

-"Walking" when you hold him in standing position.

-Starting to like sitting a bit more and is starting to learn how to sit on his own. He'll balance for a couple of seconds now before toppling forward.

-Cultivating a sweet mohawk on his head, completely naturally. Coincidentally, Ross had a pretty sweet green mohawk in college (alas, it was not natural). The irony of this does not escape us.

-"Singing" his way home from daycare in the stroller, in the Bjorn. His oohing and aahhing completely charms most of the passersby.

-Being the victim of a good tickle and/or kiss attack. Especially on his neck and under his arms.

-Watching some Baby Einstein every morning which will keep him captivated while Mommy and Daddy get ready for work. He seems to especially enjoy "Baby Van Gogh" the most.

-Not sleeping through the night, but we're getting there. And the fact that we have a pretty solid bedtime of 7pm I think is quite an accomplishment. Now we just need to get a little later with the wake up time. Maybe a shade later than the current 5am...

There's probably a lot more that I'm forgetting. Every day is something new and exciting with Cash around. And the adventure continues...