Monday, February 11, 2013

Bennett: 5 Months

Happy 5 month, Little Ben.  You are bringing so much joy to our home with your little dinosaur like squeals and your belly laughs.

At your most recent doctor's visit you weighed 16 lbs and were in the 75% for weight and the 39% for height.  The doctor thinks you're such a good baby (and I don't think he tells all the baby mommas that).  You were so good getting your shots, only cried a little and smiled at the doctors and nurses as we went back for your check up.  Everywhere you go people fawn over you and you really know how to work a room.  Even with a pacifier in your mouth you can get a grin going to melt even the hardest of hearts.

You are becoming more outspoken with little coos and grunts as you play.  Your sister is still the only one who can really get you giggling.  She's kind of obsessed with you too.  She loves to help me change your diaper, scold you for pooping in your diaper (even though that's totally normal at your age) and wants to hold you for about three seconds.  I can already see you two beginning a wonderful friendship.

You are just about crazy over the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes toy.  When the notes light up your eyes get REALLY big.
I'm starting to pack bibs with me everywhere I go because you're drooling all over the place.  Those teeth must really be working their way to the surface.

You take after your mom and dad and favor an early bedtime.  Sometimes you start getting cranky as early as 5:30 pm.  You still like to be swaddled but have recently worked your arms out of the swaddle at night so you can move more freely.  You have figured out how to put the pacifier in your own mouth, a skill Mommy is so excited to see you use.   Oh, and if you can get your bedonkadonk rotated, you will be rolling in no time.  That rear just seems to have a mind of it's own!

Overall you are super laid back.  You like to be part of whatever is going on and rarely take naps on the go like your sister did.  It's kind of cramping Mommy's style but hey, raising kids isn't for the faint at heart, right?

Oh, and you still have some of the smelliest toots around.

Love you, buddy.  


  1. You certainly brightened my Monday. He is so danged cute!

  2. I love all the pictures - he looks like a sweet guy! So if he doesn't nap on the go, is he happily awake?