In one week from today, Bean will be 5 months old.
Where does the time go?! My baby is no longer a squish. More and more often, I'm catching glimpses of the little boy that he is growing into. I beg him at least once a day to stay a baby just a little while longer...
He is now rolling over for realsies. Like, all over the place. He's been able to roll over for a while now, but usually needed encouragement. Now he's a pro, and we can't keep him in one place if we lay him down. Seriously, he'll roll from one side of the living room to the other! Diaper changes are becoming quite a challenge now that he has discovered his new talent.
In addition to rolling, he's also scooching around while on his back, although I'm not sure how he's doing it. It's always when I look away for a second. I'll lay him on a blanket or his play mat, with his head in the middle, and, a minute later, his head will be off the blanket/mat and on the floor.
He's mastered pushing himself up while on his belly. When he was smaller, he hated tummy time. I felt like the meanest mommy putting him on his belly. It would last maybe 15 seconds, and the whole time I tried to convince him (and myself) that it was necessary and good for him. Turns out it actually wasn't, because we wear him, and babies that are worn don't need tummy time. But now I can't keep him off his tummy. Half the time we lay him on his back, he's on his tummy in seconds, doing the half-body push up. In yoga, it's called the cobra pose.
Bean is getting better at grabbing and holding onto things, including his feet. He still likes to pat/smack me and Bear, but he's nicer to his toys. He's been able to grab the hanging toys on his play mat and pull them down to his mouth. He even managed to get a toe in his mouth yesterday!
He's babbling away; and, since discovering his tongue, likes to do so with his tongue stuck out. Adorbs. His favorite sounds are: "dadada" and "lalalala" and "weoisakdfjoiwlekng". Yeah, I can't even hope to replicate some of the sounds he makes. I don't understand how he does it. But he is very vocal and loves to talk to us, his toys, and his reflection in the mirror. We haven't counted anything he's said as his first word, since he's not associating the sounds he makes with anything yet. I'm still holding out for that word to be "mama." :P
Mama Bear of one Baby Bear, Bean, who both love Papa Bear, and live in a crafty, gluten-free cozy den.