You are 5 months old. These days you are all smiles and belly laughs. You are ticklish and you are a fit of giggles if I poke your cheeks or Daddy sings itsy bitsy spider. You are our social baby and I think that we might have an extrovert on our hands because you hate to be left out of the fun. You want to be seated upright and able to see everyone. You love being in the thick of things and are happiest when the eyes are on you.
You love music and you calm down every time Mom-Mom plays the baby music channel on Pandora. You love the music on the mobile in your room and you aren’t bothered at all that the mobile doesn’t work. I guess that is what happens when you’re the second child.
You aren’t sleeping through the night consistently yet, but you nurse and go back to sleep so I can’t complain too much. You wake up happy and are pretty easy-going about your routine. We took you out to dinner over the weekend and your Dad, brother and I were amazed at how good you were.
You love your play mat, you grab at the toys and swing them around. You love to grab a toy in one hand and your foot in the other. You just discovered your feet and I’m really impressed though your Dad and brother are not. I built your exersaucer last week but you are still too small for it, though you do like the view from the upright position.
You are on the verge of out growing your swing and bouncy seats, even though it seems like just yesterday you were too small for both. I looked back at your new-born pictures and I don’t recognize that tiny little baby that was so fragile, whose weight gain and growth I stressed about.
There are things you forget when you are a mother. You forget how in just a few short months your baby can change so much. That they go from little infants to chubby babies to toddlers in a blink of an eye. The first three months were such a blur but as month 3 rolled into 4 and now 5 it’s so clear that the newborn phase is long gone and we are into the phase that I once heard called, “the honeymoon phase” because the baby is happy and alert but isn’t moving yet. And I have to agree that this is such a great age.