I can't believe you are 5 months old today! You are such a big boy now. I look at you and see more and more glimpses of what you'll be like as you get older. I often find myself thinking that you aren't really a baby any more, because you are so different than you were as a tiny new thing. Then, of course, I see pictures of you and realize you are still very much a baby.
One Week Old
5 Months Old
You have so much personality. You get the giggles when we blow raspberries on your tummy. You love Freddie the Firefly. You are starting to really babble and experiment with sound. Once you start laughing, if I copy you, you think it's the funniest thing ever!
Playing with Freddie
You seem to have had another break through in terms of awareness and interaction. You are so into what's going on. The other day, you were looking back and forth between me and daddy. You switched your attention to whomever was talking. We were insanely proud of this momentous occurrence. You are on the verge of being able to sit up, but still need a helping supportive hand in order to keep from falling over. You want so badly to crawl, but don't quite have the upper body strength yet. You end up doing this funny inchworm movement. You can actually get surprising distance by doing it and are getting really good at getting to and grabbing toys.
You're sleeping really well in your crib at night (knock on wood) and we're working on getting you to nap in your crib rather than your bouncy chair. We've got the first nap pretty much down. You've had your first real cold the last two days, so that's been a little rough, but your still very smiley considering how bad you must feel.
Daddy still thinks you are the bee's knees. I can't tell you how often I hear him laughing at some face or sound you've made. Sometimes he swoops in for a kiss as though he just can't stand not to plant one on you. He's very good at calming you down when you're upset and he's still magic at getting difficult burps out. You're very lucky to have him as your father. Don't call him "Big Dave" though, no matter how much he asks. He's very silly.
We think you're gorgeous and strangers agree! People are always coming up to us to tell us how sweet/adorable/beautiful you are. We don't mind it one bit and always tell them that we agree whole-heartedly. I have to say that my mommy-heart bursts with pride when other people recognize what a special little guy you are. (Sure, they may say it to every baby they see, but I still think they mean it most for you! Right? Right.)
You've got a little group of friends who were all born within a few weeks of you. It's going to be so much fun to watch y'all discover each other and really start to play together as you get older. We went swimming with them this week. It was your first time in the pool and you did really well! I can't say you loved it, as you mostly seemed slightly confused about what was going on. You didn't scream.though, so I call it a win.
Linus and his buddies
We love you so much, Line. We're very lucky to be your parents. (As a fun fact, Daddy kissed me for the first time 4 years ago today!) I can't wait to see what the next month holds. One thing is for sure, I've got about a million kisses to give you.