5 Months, WOW!! You have grown up so much this past month, I can't even believe it. And you CONSTANTLY have me laughing.
You are SO into everything!! You are always trying to get someones attention by screaming, blowing bubbles, or grunting. You love to be the center of attention and you love people watching. Everytime we go somewhere and I catch someone smiling at you I look down, and you're smiling right back. You want to touch everything, eat everything, and see everything.
You found your toes this month and diaper changes have become so much fun. Add to that you're need to constantly wiggle and turn over. You still love to be on your feet, but now you like to wiggle on your feet and it's exhausting for me to watch sometimes. You're constantly switching feet, stepping backwards, and sideways, and doing elvis dances... I wish I had half your energy. Oh! You also love to crawl up people when they hold you... fun stuff.
You have become SO determined this month and you want to do everything yourself, and when you're unable to you throw the biggest fits! You're finally able to hold your bottle by yourself and you're pretty good at getting it in your mouth but then you like to move it all over and make huge messes! Also, remember how I mentioned that you like to see EVERYTHING that's going on? That includes while you're eating.
And you're mobile. I've managed to let you fall off the furniture twice and you didn't enjoy it very much. I've learned my lesson. In the picture above, you started out in the middle of the blanket and it didn't take you long to get yourself to the chair. You're trying so hard to crawl; you can get your legs up and your butt in the air, but you can't quite figure out how to make your arms cooperate.
And then this happens. You get so frustrated that you cry and give me faces like this one and it breaks my heart. I wish that I could get you wherever you're trying to go, but where's the learning and success in that? The excitement and happiness on your face when you accomplish something new is worth a hundred of these faces. Please slow down, don't be in a hurry to grow up. Mama still needs her Baby.
I love you a hundred times,