Speedy is 5 Months Old

Time seems to be flying with Little Man. He has grown so much this past month. He weighs 16.5 pounds and he has outgrown all his 3-6 month size sleepers and most of his shirts.

Speedy is a very busy baby. His little legs are almost always kicking while he is being held. They kick faster when he sees something he likes, like his big brother. He is very proficient at rolling from his back to his tummy. He can roll from his tummy to back, but why would he need to do that? He loves being on his tummy, kicking his legs and pushing up on his arms. He scoots backward across the floor while playing on his tummy and can turn around in a circle, reaching for toys. He desperately wants to move around, but all in good time. He likes being in the exersaucer, but any other baby containment device elicits fussing within minutes.

Speedy was sleeping fairly well, but has been waking up a lot more at night. I’m not sure what is going on. There were a few nights of excessive (like every hour or hour and half) night wakings, but he is going a little longer these days. At the beginning of the month, his naps lasted 45 minutes, max. Now, he is napping anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours. He stays awake for 1.5-2 hours before needing to go back to sleep. Our days have a bit more flow with the longer naps.

His hands are working more purposefully, grabbing whatever is in sight with razor sharp nails (no matter how often I clip them!). He grabs burp cloths, faces, shirts, hair, toys, cups, his own feet, etc. with abandon. He laughs very easily and often, little giggles to great big belly laughs. He will laugh while being tickled, tossed around the air, while big brother makes a face at him (he laughed this way the whole way through HEB last week, all Bud had to do was raise his eyebrows and Speedy was busting a gut laughing), if Sugar does a dance for him, he laughs and laughs. He has been laughing since he was two months old, but then it was mostly in his sleep. He is such a smiley, squealing, giggling cutie! We sure love him.

2 Responses to “Speedy is 5 Months Old”

  1. Oh my word – he’s adorable. I just want to cuddle him. He has the BEST facial expressions and I LOVE that he LOVES tummy time. How nice is that?! And what?! You don’t LOVE getting up every hour and a half to give him a hug? What’s wrong with you? **wink, wink**

  2. jenna says:

    You need to sign him up for the luge competition! Winter Olympics 20..32???