Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Charlie, Five Months Old
How could I have forgotten how much I LOVE 5 months? I feel like I cannot get enough of this little guy, and seeing him look around for me, reach for me, nestle in when I hug him...nothing's better. Charlie is really the sweetest little guy in the world. He's very mild-mannered and go-with-the-flow, which he must get from Hank! haha. But really, he's what people call (and I seriously cringe writing this) an easy baby. Now I am certain our next one will probably be the opposite, so I'm soaking it all in now.
Charlie at 5 months:
He can almost sit up on his own.
Loves to make sounds, especially "dadada."
Has started to sleep so much better, with one wake-up around 5am, then he'll go back to sleep until 7:30.
Naps have finally clicked and he's taking two on the DOT; 9am until about 10:30 and 1pm until about 3pm. Bedtime is at 6.
Puts everything in his mouth, but still doesn't do a thumb and isn't interested in a pacifier. He does love his Sophie Giraffe and a particular baby toy in the shape of a football though.
Loves to watch us eat and is so interested in food.
Loves music and "The Wheels on the Bus" will always calm him down when he's upset.
Is a roly-poly little ball and rolls every which way whenever he's on the floor.
He's starting to scoot a little on his back and on his front.
Laughs and smiles all day long.
Our boy is so inquisitive, and could watch his big brother play all day long. No one can make him smile like Henry, and just the sound of his voice from the other side of the house makes him light up. More than anything, I'm looking forward to watching their bond develop over the coming months and years. Charlie laughs at anything and everything, and is so ticklish. He's just such a lovable little goofball that you can't help but be enamored by his big grin and twinkling eyes.
Five months has of course been the best yet, and it's been really fun watching Charlie's personality develop. It's so exciting to think of what's next.
Happy five months, C.