5 Months Old!

Jack is 5 months old today. Wow, time seriously flies. At the same time, it feels like it was a billion years ago that I gave birth to the little guy. A whole different life.

These days he is laughing up a storm. He loves it when we pretend to eat his hands or neck, give him raspberries on his tummy, and try to take things out of his hands. He giggles while petting the cat and loves to grab our hair, including Joe’s facial hair which seems to tickle his little hands and make him crack up. If Jack has a toy or a finger in his hand, he thinks it’s hilarious when we try to take it away from him. Every time he spots his feet, he must grab them and rock around on his back while playing with them. He pretty much loves everything, especially standing up. When we pull him up by his hands he automatically goes to standing. None of this sitting business! Although he can sit with support and loves his bumboseat.

Jack is huge. He is around 19 or 20 lbs. now and in 9-12 month clothing. This weekend we’ll be switching out carseats because he has outgrown his infant carrier seat.

Teething is a huge pain (literally) but Jack handles it well. He chews on everything (last night at a party he was chewing on an empty wine glass) and has a little bump on the bottom right where a tooth will probably emerge soon. He has been crankier lately and we have had to break out the Tylenol a few times. A very unfortunate side effect is him chewing on ME. Yikes.

Jack’s curiosity is at a peak right now. He wants to see everything that is going on, hear what everyone has to say, and examine anything within reach. He has surprised me a few times when I am holding something in my hand and he grabs my wrist to bring it closer – usually in an attempt to stick whatever I’m holding into his mouth.

Our little boy is so awesome to us and we can’t wait to see what he does next!

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