I haven't cried over him getting older, doing new things, packing away clothes he's too big for etc etc. I'm looking FORWARD to all the stuff that is in front of us rather than mourning what has already passed.
At 5 months Baby Jett:
Weight is 15 lbs 12 oz., that puts him smack dab in the middle at the 50th percentile.
Height is 26.5 inches, which puts him in the 75th percentile...this must be why everyone, including the pediatrician, thinks he looks big for his age. Upon weighing him my ped was like oh...he's not big at all is he? He has the allusion of being a big baby though, I have a lot of people tell me he's big for his age. For the record, he's not!
Grabs everything and immediately puts it in his mouth. This includes phones, cups of coffee, keys, books, etc.
Is quite the talker. Chatty chatty chatty. When reading stories to him at night he "reads" along...loudly.
Is teething, and he's got the drool to prove it. All shirts are covered in drool immediately after putting them on. He ends up wearing a bib for the drool most of the time. The pediatrician says she can feel at least one tooth on the bottom but it could still be months before it comes through.
Is an expert at the roll now, both from belly to back and back to belly. He prefers to be on his belly when set down so that he can...
...work on crawling! He is SO frustrated that he can't quite crawl yet. He gets his butt up in the air and one knee under himself and then ends up scooching backward. He HATES this and gets very vocal about how annoyed he is that his body is moving backward instead of forward.
Is almost sitting up on his own. He can stop himself from falling forward and backward pretty good, but he still topples over sideways.
Is still exclusively breastfed and eats every few hours around the clock.
Is doing significantly better on the napping. He consistently naps for an hour or more now for at least one nap a day by himself in his crib.
Still sleeps with us and still will not go down for the night anywhere but next to mama.
Is starting swimming lessons and music classes this month! I'm excited for these as it will give us a little more structure to our week. Monday swim class, Tues parenting group, etc etc. It's always nice to have at least one outing every day.
He loves watching us eat and drink. If you're holding him and you pick up something to drink he tries to grab it out of your hands. We have to be careful with hot liquids now!
We've been given the go-ahead to start solids whenever we choose, so I'm just waiting for him to sit up completely unassisted and then we will begin some solids! We're going the "feed the baby whatever you eat" route with solids, I will not be buying baby food and I will not be making baby special foods.
Is still such a smiler. When he wakes up in the morning and gives us that big toothless smile...my heart melts. When he's out of the bed sometime in the future this will be what I miss the most.
The change from month 4 to month 5 was astounding and to date this is my favorite age. He has undergone SO many changes during this month from perfecting his rolling technique to sitting up on his own and attempting to crawl. So many things going on with this little guy right now!
Jules Verne and Baby Jett at 5 months...Jules is not a fan of the baby and did NOT want to lay next to him for this picture.
Jules Verne and Baby Jett at one day old...what a difference 5 months makes!