Hey little man, these weeks are just flying by since you were born and you’re already 5 months old. It feels like you’ve been here with us forever and yet at the same time I can’t believe so much time has passed since I held you in my arms for the very first time.
My once tiny newborn squish is now a super chunky (and extremely cheeky) little boy. You have outgrown most of your 3-6m clothes and your little bouncy chair and when I had you weighed a couple of weeks ago you were already 18lb!
Your little personality is really beginning to shine through and you are such a delightful little thing. You are chilled out just like your Dad and super smiley. You seem to already have a good sense of humour and find your big sister hilarious – especially when she’s throwing a tantrum. You love to be tickled and playing ‘Row Row Row your boat’ and smile the biggest smile when mama says ‘ready… steady…’ and lifts you up In the air. Your little laugh is just infectious.
You are so inquisitive and really play a lot more than I remember Florence doing at this age. You love to fiddle with your toys especially the little bits on your jumperoo and on your favourite little Lamaze butterfly which goes everywhere with us. Most recently though, your favourite play thing is your feet! Because it’s been so hot you’ve mostly been in rompers or just a nappy but if ever I put you in a sleep suit you get very confused as to where your feet have gone. It’s very very sweet.
You have cut your first two teeth which made you a little grumpier than usual in the evenings but that just gave us the perfect excuse for extra Mama snuggles!
You have had your first taste of ‘solids’ and it’s safe to say you LOVE food. I’m so excited to be starting this little journey with you and to cook up some new flavours for you.
It seems that despite Mama being in total denial about how fast you’re growing, you’re already keen to be on the move. You can travel around your play mat at warp speed on your back and kick off with your legs when on your front to get to where you want to be. Honestly, I’ll be surprised if you’re not crawling by this time next month.
You and your sister are fast becoming a right little double act. You think she’s hilarious – especially when she’s mid tantrum – and she adores you. Anywhere you are, she has to be too and she loves playing with you and ‘checking weewoo is okay’. When you’re wriggling next to her and kick her she calls you a Cheeky Boy and of ever you start to cry she tells us that you’re a bit grumpy!
Now that the weather is brighter and dryer we have been getting out and about a lot more and you’ve had your first trip to the sea, been to the carnival, been on loads of picnics and even started joining in at play group.
I can’t believe that you’ll soon be half way to a year already! I’m trying to soak up every second of these baby days.
You really are a little ray of sunshine. Love Mama x