Tuesday, April 13, 2010

5 Months

I can't believe that my little fellow is already five months old! He's been a busy little fellow. Rolling into walls and throwing himself forward in an attempt to crawl. He's just figured out to be up on his hands rather than his elbows for this and is definitely getting more forward momentum this way.

This morning he was dozing angelically in the floor:

But when I came back from getting his sisters upstairs he was gone, along with the blanket he was laying on. Evidently he took it with him when he rolled himself into the bathroom. He sure gave me a start when he wasn't there!

His favorite activity is jumping in people's laps. He loves to be in motion anyway, so this is his greatest joy. I love the way his face lights up when his sisters come by and play or give him a kiss, especially Gabriella.

This month has also led to the beginning of solids for him. So far he's had rice and oatmeal cereals, peas, and green beans. He likes them all and is a very messy eater. He attacks the spoon with his mouth, grabs to do it himself, and isn't really good at swallowing yet, which means that every meal time also results in a bath immediately.

His official stats from the doctor's office two weeks ago were: height 24 1/2" and weight 16 lbs. 5.6 oz. That has him on the shorter side for now, but it may just be that his growth spurt is coming. He was listed at the 66 percentile on weight.

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