I can’t believe our little guy is 5 months old!
When he was first born, many people, I mean many, people told us, “Just enjoy it, it goes too fast,” to the point where we’d know when people were about to say it. They’d get that far off look in their eyes, and a smile, remembering when their kids were just days old. “Good advice, thanks,” We were a broken record.
By about month 1.5, I remember thinking to myself, “Why did people keep saying that!? This is not going fast at all!” To me, not much had changed after a month and a half, he still slept most of his life, but nursed every 3 hours meaning I was awake a lot during this time in my life. By the time the sun came peeking in our windows, I felt like 3 days had passed in one night.
But now, oh sweet Finley, you are 5 months old, and SO much has changed since we first brought you home from the hospital.
He’s a big boy, long–in the 80 percentile, and just above average in weight. (I seriously started doing push ups again to keep up with how heavy this chunk-o is! Well, I needed to start anyways, no one needs to be knocked over when I wave hello…)
At 5 months old, he is
-Wearing 6 and 9 months clothes, and I can’t believe he’ll be starting solid foods in just one more month! (Bring on the smelly poops. Good thing he’s so cute…)
-He has a nice double chin, and loves to kick his feet high in the air.
-If something’s in his hand, most likely it’s also in his mouth–or about to be.
-He’s mostly sleeping through the night, but sometimes wakes up between 3 and 4am for some food.
-He laughs and giggles, and talks A LOT! Sometimes he is almost yelling in his sweet, soft little voice when he gets really excited.
-He’s starting to try to be funny, and laughs when we laugh. Looks like we have a jokester on our hands…
-He can roll over, grab toys, and is starting to work on sitting up.
-He likes peek a boo (sometimes, sometimes it’s just to much of a surprise) and bouncing on our knees.
-His favorite books are Each Peach Pear Plumb (Which I have now memorized, nbd) How do Dinosaurs Clean their Rooms, and Curios George Rides.
-He can’t sleep without his comfort silkie blanket (we never leave the house without it, instant calm in the storm)
So, as it turns out, a lot has changed from the first few days home: