Holy cow! Where did the time go?
As I observed Samuel play, laugh, babble, bounce, and sleep today, I could not help but marvel at how fast my boy is growing and changing. He is happy. Excited. Curious. Observant. Mellow. Funny. Serious. Quiet. Loud. He has brought so much joy and love into my life. My heart feels full today (and every day because he makes life that good).
Here is a peek into his room from the hallway. We are trying to keep things simple and not have too much clutter. The walls are pretty bare so I am working on putting up fun visuals (like cool hats made by dear friends).
As he grows out of clothes, I save some for a future quilt and donate the rest to new mommies (or the Goodwill). Samuel loves being read to so we have baskets of books everywhere in the house.
At five months, Samuel …
weighs 15 lbs 4.8 ounces and measures 26 inches.
is enjoying tummy time! Can be on his tummy for 30+ minutes and rotate himself 360 degrees by kicking his legs and grabbing hold of the blanket and pulling himself around. It’s kinda like magic – we don’t actually see him turn but he does! Will hold his head up high to get a glimpse of the t.v.
squeals all the time! (It is probably annoying to other people but we LOVE it!)
can booty scoot. Started booty scooting with his dad while he recovered from hip replacement surgery. Earned the nickname “booty scooter” or “scooter” from all the scooting he has been doing.
has cute chunky legs and arms (and what I call rubber band wrists). And when he’s full of milk, he has a cute Buddha belly!
is a good napper (again)! He takes 3 naps a day – between 30 minutes to 2 hours!
poos 1-3 times a day but not as predictable as before. Occasionally has blowouts that end up on his tummy! Yeah, no joke. How does he do that?
continue to be a drool machine – it’s on his shirt, arms, toys, me – everywhere!
gnaws on everything he can get his hands on – his shirt & sleep gown, our fingers when we’re holding him, Sophie the giraffe (a favorite now that he has figured that her legs fit perfectly in his mouth), alligator rattle (his had is crusty from all that drool), taggies, burp rags, and blankets.
loves to hide under the covers and play “Where is Samuel?” When we respond with “There he is!” he has a big-o grin on his face and immediately hide under the covers again.
loves to make scratching sounds with his fingers. Scratch the sofa. Scratch the bumpers on your bed. Scratch the blankets while on his tummy. This is the one thing that really irritates me — reminds me of scratching your fingers on the chalkboard. Eek!
loves it when we make sounds and funny facial expressions. He is giddy and shrieks of uncontrollable laughter can be heard throughout the entire house when he hears a sound that he likes.
can do a tripod sit for about a minute before wobbling.
loves being read to. Favorites include Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Hop on Pop, Oh, the Things You Can Think, & There’s A Woset in my Closet. He looks at and touches the pages with interest.
loves to dance. Well — he loves movement. He loves it when I hold him in my arms and boogie. He grins, laughs and kicks his legs in excitement.
pull himself into an upright position (like he’s doing crunches). We joke that he is going to have killer baby abs by the time he turns one. Ha!
plays with his toes. And are sucking on them. The first couple of times were pretty discreet (7/5 in bed and 7/6 while sitting on the bumbo) – he pulled them away when he saw me looking at him. Evidence of drool & wetness reveal that they had indeed been in his mouth!
is blowing a ton of raspberries (with projectile spit).
started babbling again! Oh, how I adore his babbles! I could listen his babbles forever.
He is the sweetest baby on the planet. I am lucky to be his momma.
In addition to being a momma to what feels like two babies in the last month, I was able to squeeze in some time to make a few more pages for Samuel’s baby book.
SNP layout inspired by a sketch at Studio Calico. I’m thinking that this will be the cover page of his book.
Snugglin’: You love to sleep snuggled up on daddy. He also loves it because it takes him forever to put you down. As you get older (and heavier) these tender moments are becoming less common but more precious.