So, at 5 months, this boy.....
... is such a joy to us. We never knew we would love being parents so much. It is seriously the best thing ever. Why did we wait so long to have you, sweet J??
... still gets this look of wonder. He soaks things in for a long time before he reacts. When meeting new people, he stares and stares and then warms up and interacts more. Sounds familiar.
... is about 15 1/2 pounds. He drinks 7 ounces four times a day. We are starting solids on Sunday, his 6 month birthday. Don't worry, we'll have the camera ready.
... has his toes in his mouth all. of. the. time. Even during baths!
... smiles and laughs. His laugh is the most delightful squeal. Matt and I find ourselves doing whatever we can to make him laugh.
... still likes to stick his arms and legs straight out. He alternates between this and the toes in his mouth.
... is trying to sit. He's almost there!!
... is reaching out trying to grab everything. It's crazy how fast this skill has developed.
... LOVES to play with Dadda. Matt can make him laugh and squeal more than any other. It's pretty darn cute. And whenever Matt comes home, J smiles soooo big, pumps his legs, squeals, and can't wait to play. I foresee plenty of Daddy - Son bonding in our future :) Oh, and I apologize for the gross drool shot. This is our life folks.
... loves rolling over in his bed. He moves around so much when we put him down that he usually gets his arms and legs stuck in the crib and freaks (and I don't blame him). We'll have to put that bumper up but until he's rolling both ways easily, I'm just a little too nervous to do it.
.... and he is pretty much the cutest baby in the whole world. Or at least that's what we think.