You are five months old! You have the most wonderful laugh that stops us all in our tracks to see what has you giggling, which so far has just been something Emily is doing. You give the biggest, heart warming smiles when someone looks at you and talking noises that come from the back of your throat. The combination makes the person you are looking at feel like a million bucks.
You love standing and can almost sit up by yourself. You have continued to drool constantly and chew on anything you can get your mouth on. We are seeing glimpses of hand control and sometimes you can pick something up and get it to your mouth. You don’t mind tummy time but you also can roll yourself over to your back with ease. You are strong and have shown the mechanics of crawling; we think you will take off once you realize that you want something that is out of your reach. When you are on your back you can twist yourself around in a circle and wiggle quite far from your starting spot.
You love love love being lifted up in the air. You hold your body perfectly straight and open your mouth wide. Another favorite is having us hold you across our body and bring you up to our face and kiss your cheek repeatedly really quickly. You start giggling and your whole body relaxes and you coo. Nathan you are extremely ticklish. Every time we change your clothes you laugh so hard as just the act of lifting your arm up and sliding your clothes on and off seems to hit a ticklish spot.
You are incredibly patient and don’t mind lying around or sitting in your car seat as long as you aren’t tired or hungry. You are starting to notice when we leave the room (you fuss a little) and when we return (your whole face lights up and your body goes into super excited bursting wiggle mode). You prefer to see what is going on instead of eating if it is more than just the two of us around, or if you discover something like the clock on our wall to look at. Your bed has started to be of interest to you. You have figured out how to scratch the side of the pack n play and can do that for long periods of time. You’ve also figured out how to lift your feet up to push against the changing table.
Sleeping is a bit of a mystery right now. You take hours to go to sleep at night and have been crying a lot during this time and the rest of the night. Many nights you are up every two hours and occasionally you surprise us by only waking up at 2:30 and 6:30. We aren’t sure why you are so unsettled recently but are hoping that you will feel better and sleep better soon.
We love you so much Nathan. You are a joy in our home.