And while I love all stages of baby and toddlerhood the 5 month stage is one of my favorites. You are out of the newborn stage and have become more of a person. Your personality is starting to shine through and you are so active and alert.
Lets talk about your smile. Your smile melts my heart. It starts out slow and then spreads across your whole face. It's the most beautiful sight in the world. And you smile often. You have become such a happy baby. Your colic periods seem to be over and you are much more content. You love playing with your toys, especially if I'm right there by you and you love listening to and watching your sister
You are so vocal. You laugh, giggle, coo and growl. Yup growl. And You make these silly noisy that sound just like ET. It is hilarious though kinda creepy when you do that at 2am
You have great head control when on your tummy and can roll from back to front and front to back. You are starting to attempt the army crawl. You don't get very far but your trying very hard.
We tried rice cereal a few weeks ago and you didn't like it. I will attempt it again this week
You had your first double ear infection and are now teething. We are back to being up every two hours at night but other than that you are handling it well
You are such a sweet baby. In order to fall asleep you need this stuffed puppy that you grasp onto and snuggle up against or pull over your face. It is the sweetest thing. I hope you will always be my sweet boy. I know when you become a big, unruly teenager I will always envision the way you had to fall asleep either curled up against me with a fistful of my hair or snuggling with your blue puppy.
We are still co sleeping though you do fall asleep in your bassinett around 9 and sleep until 12 before waking up to eat. Then usually you get up around 4 and then 6. I was going to attempt to try and transition you to your crib before your daddy comes home but I'm just not ready yet.
You love your pacifier! Thank god for that and you will also take a bottle. Which is something your oater did not do until she was 10 months old
At your last appt you weighed 16 pounds and was 23 inches long. You haven't gained any weight since your 2 month visit but are finally starting to lengthen out!
You are in size 3 diapers and 6-9 month clothes. All the 9 month summer clothes I bought I better start putting on you now since I'm a few months I think you will be up another size
Ethan, you are perfect in every way. You complete are little family more than I ever thought possible. This mom, who was terrified of having a boy can't wait to do all the fun boy stuff. Such as playing Legos, cars or trains. I can't wait to watch you play tee-ball and soccer and I can't wait to watch you grow. I love you more and more each day. That said however please don't be in a hurry to grow up!
I love you to the moon and back
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