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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ethan is 5 months today

I can’t believe that Ethan is already five months old. In some ways it seems like the time has gone by so fast and in other ways it feels like he has been with us forever.

This past month has brought a bunch of changes for our little guy…

He is rolling (still only tummy to back) like crazy….no tummy time in our house. As soon as I put him on his belly his rolls himself over. When he tries to roll back to tummy he gets almost all the way there, but can’t figure out what to do with his hands.

He wants to move – even just on his back he pushes his feet against the ground enough that he can turn himself around. The other day I put him on the ground to play and walked into the kitchen…when I came back (about a minute later) he had turned himself around (was facing the opposite direction from the way I put him down).

He “found his feet”. He had been playing with them for a while before this month, but is now able to intentionally grab them and play with them. Seriously it is one of his favorite things to do. He also recognizes the word feet – when we say “where’s your feet” he lifts them up and grabs on to them. As soon as he started trying to play with his feet, we would say “feet” when he was lifting them / kicking. He associated the movement of his feet with us saying the word. It is amazing what they can learn so young.

He had food for the first time this month. So far he has had:

Cereals
Banana
Apple
Carrot
Sweet Potato
Green Beans
Pears

So far he has seemed to like everything (maybe not the green beans or cereal as much as the other things).

For he most part he is getting homemade baby food, though he has had Trader Joe’s crushers (see my post) and has had green beans out of a jar (because for me I worry about the consistency of them when I cook them for him).

He used the Jumperoo for the first time this month and loves it. He jumps around like crazy smiling and laughing the whole time.

He went to the zoo for the first time (and the second) and had his first picnic. Oh and he went on his first Carousel ride (and his second).


This is Ethan on day two - leaving the hospital






 
 
 
 
 
and this is him now

6 comments:

  1. How cute is Ethan! They are so precious at that age. Enjoy!
    Joelle

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  2. Thank you...I love this age too

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  3. It's amazing how fast they grow! My youngest is 7 months now. I just love the first foods stage!

    He's a gorgeous baby, BTW. That smile lights up his face!

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  4. Elizabeth...thank you - first food are so fun. I love to see how they react to each one/

    Heather - thank you

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