Tuesday, June 14, 2011

5 months old!!

DSC_5810 by agstratt

I can hardly believe that our little man is 5 months old already! I think I will say that every month as he gets older.

At five months, Emmett:
  • Can easily roll to his side from either the belly or back, and has completed the full rollover a few times
  • Likes to sit in his bumbo, finally. He used to hate the thing but now it gives him a new vantage point with little effort, so it's on the 'like' list
  • Scootches around on his playmat.... gone are the days where he stays in the place where you put him. He can scootch around in circles or off the mat altogether. He generally does this via flapping his legs around and rolling from side to side
  • Is getting really good at playing with/grabbing toys and can maneuver some of them to his mouth
  • Throws arm around you when you pick him up and hold him. It's such a simple thing, but so cute.
  • Loves to baby talk and hear his own voice. Loves to yell AHHH AHHH AHHHHH
  • He is still all smiles on changing table
  • Swings legs out when you pick him up - they don't just hang limply down when you grab him!
  • Is a charmer and loves to smile and make new friends
  • Has had his first couple of colds - the first one was Memorial Day weekend where he cried constantly and didn't want to be put down. He has another cold now that makes him stuffy and makes his eyes gunky, but his sweet and smiley personality is still there! Thank goodness. Both colds have him waking up for an additional bottle in the middle of the night, which we could do without.
  • Attended his first Cubs game on Memorial Day weekend!
I have to admit, when the doctor recommended the helmet, I cried a little bit. But now I'm glad that we worked swiftly to get the bean's noggin fixed. I was worried people would be weird about the helmet but pretty much everyone is super nice about it. It helps that Emmett is super cute with (or without!) it! :)


Mich said...

Seriously - does E ever NOT smile? So freakin adorable.

Tabatha said...

April he is so cute!!! I cant believe its been 5 months already!!