Age: 5 months.
Representative Song of the Month: “On the Road Again,” because between vacation, rodeos, and ranch things, this guy is a traveling son of a gun. We were joking that he probably doesn’t even care anymore when he goes to sleep at home and wakes up at Wendy’s and then wakes up again at a rodeo/hotel/different ranch. Or McDonald’s because they have mango smoothies that are delicious and seem to be the only fruit-based food item in small towns.
Stats: I can’t believe this guy! At his two-month appointment, he was in the 20th percentile for pretty much everything. At his 4-month (which was a little late due to vacay), his weight was in the 60th, height in the 50th and head in the 75th. He weighs about 16 pounds now, is wearing 3-6 month onesies (most with extenders) and 6-month pants (below his belly, of course).
Favorite Foods: We’ve added oatmeal into the mix, and he loves it! We give him a few tablespoons in his bottle at night, and he gobbles it down…and then sleeps until 7:30. AM (although I probably just jinxed it). I love this child. We’re going to try green beans this week!
Words/Sounds: HA he’s hilarious. Other people laugh at his hijinks, too, so I know it’s not just my biased mopinion (mom opinion, see what I did there?) He’s still “talking” all the time, but now he’s added a weird shriek/squeak with a laugh while inhaling. It’s pretty funny. He also yells a lot. But not annoyingly. Most of the time.
Favorite Activities: Wacey officially likes toys! He really enjoys the crazy Infantino animals we got from friends and relatives—they have crinkle parts, soft parts, rubber parts and mirrors and vaguely resemble actual animals—he has one that I call his “abstract cow” and one that we’re fairly certain is a giraffe. He’s also into balls, and his Sophie giraffe, and his exersaucer. He prefers to sit or stand, no more laying down for this boy!
Favorite Things: I guess that’s pretty much what I just talked about. Oops. He’s really into his swing right now, and toys, and chewing on EVERYTHING. His preference seems to be wash cloths and muslin swaddle blankets. Go figure.
Least Favorite Activities: Being left out! Sometimes he gets frustrated when he’s trying to sit up and can’t. And, of course, being hungry. He takes after his mother in that being hangry is totally a thing.
Signature Moves: Talking, rolling, trying very very very hard to sit up, being super happy in the morning and making all kinds of weird noises, especially his inhale-laugh-squat. Also thumping himself in the tummy when he gets excited. And, *drumroll* he can officially put his pacifier in his own mouth! He is also a spit bubble expert, and likes to projectile vomit.
I’m sure every parent says this, but he just keeps getting more fun! I love that he has a personality, and is already his own little person. Also he’s a gigglebot which is great.