Alex is 5 months old! This little guy just melts my heart. He's such a sweetheart and my tiny snuggle bug. He loves his mommy and his smile just lights up the room.
The biggest things I have noticed from him this month are his babbling (this kid just “talks” all day long). I've taken a couple videos because he just acts like he's having a serious conversation.
The other thing is his hand control. He's gotten great at grabbing toys, holding them, chewing on them…he makes the funniest slurping noise when he's chewing on his hands.
He still rolls all over the place. He will roll from his back to stomach the instant you lay him down. He can roll back to his back, but he doesn't really know what he did. He still hasn't become very comfortable on his stomach enough to lay his head down. He just gets mad and rubs his face on the carpet.
This lack of love for his stomach is going to become an issue soon at bedtime. He loves being swaddled and at some point I am going to need to stop that and he's not going to like it. He gets drowsy most of the time just after you swaddle him. The tighter you get the blanket, the better.
He has been getting slightly better with naps and will fall asleep without the swaddle. But he usually needs to be very tired for this to happen.
The girls are still enamored by him, they hug, kiss, play and help with him all the time. Maddie loves to sing and dance to entertain him and he just lights up whenever his sisters are around. It's so sweet to see how much they all love each other.
Also, he's very fascinated with me while he eats. He pulls my hair, hits me in the face, grabs my glasses or necklaces, puts his finger in my mouth or nose, pokes me in the eye, scratches me…it is quite fun. 🙂 Thankfully he eats pretty quickly so it's usually short-lived.
Happy 5 months little love bug!