Oh my. You are 5 months old today. I'm not quite sure what to think about all this, it's going by so very fast. Please slow down a little.
Your 4 month check up at the pediatrician revealed you to be a whopping 17 pounds and in the 90% percentile for weight. Height was 40%, and head circumference 50%. That was 3 weeks ago, and I bet your close to 18 pounds now. You skipped your 3-6 months cloths and comfortably fit into the 6-9 month category. Strangers comment how how you are such a puny little thing.
And oh those apple cheeks!
I just eat them up. My favorite is to put my cheek next to yours, it's so soft.
You've gone from intently watching us eat, to now reaching for our plates and glasses. We started you on cereal, and you seem to like it. Although as of late I'm suspicious you're more interested in the spoon than the food. If I give you the spoon you will shove it in your mouth and gag yourself. We will see about some more flavorful additions to your diet this month.
You are more tolerant of riding in the car, thank goodness. This probably has something to do with the fact that you can see farther away now, we catch you watching out the window quietly.
You smile all the time now, and for just about everyone. It's a big, beautiful smile. Your giggling is more frequent, too - it sends happy shivers down my spine. My favorite is how happy and excited you are to see your daddy when he comes home from work. You are just ecstatic to see him.
You love to be outside, whether it be on the porch swing, in the Bjorn, or in the stroller. Silly winter is going to get in the way of our evening family walks! We did get to take you on your first official hike, although truth be told you actually went on the same hike when I was 9 weeks pregnant.
You play with toys now, and you're favorite is a set of keys and a teething necklace I wear.
This month your sleeping schedule went haywire. You went from waking once in the night (maybe twice), to now waking about every 2 hours. And naps are hard to come by. I've never seen something so small fight sleep so hard. I promise you won't miss anything! Except for sweet dreams. When you do take a nap, it's generally on me, and it looks so cute.
Also, you just recently discovered your feet!
You haven't started pulling your socks off, but I suspect you will soon.
I love you so!