Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rai at 5 months

My little Rai guy is now 5 months old (plus a week or so)
Head circumference: 17.13 inches (90th percentile)
Length: 25.5 inches (60th percentile)
Weight: 15 lbs 15.5 oz (50th percentile)
Time sure seems to be flying by, and I can't believe how fast he is growing up.

He continues to be a pretty laid back and relaxed little guy.  He loves Tracen, and seriously loves to watch Tracen run around the room, and loves when Tracen talks to him and holds him (for a few minutes). 

He is rolling all over the place, and isn't quite as good as rolling from belly to back and gets frustrated when he gets stuck like that for too long. 

His hands and fingers are starting to work so well together, he is constantly grabbing at things and putting them straight into his mouth.  He loves Sophie the giraffe.
He is really starting to notice food, and watches us eat with envy, I think we will be starting on some solids in the next few weeks.  I did have him on a good 4 hour schedule, but then I got sick and my milk supply went down and we haven't quite got back on our schedule yet. 

He loves to chat, and he loves to spit and stick out his tongue.

He is quite smiley at home, but as soon as we are around new (or other) people he is somber and straight faced.  
He likes to sing a long to music in the car, and doesn't like his carseat too much after 3-4 hours in it (we have been doing a lot of traveling). 

We recently went swimming with some of our friends and Rai LOVED it.  The water was a bit cool, and I thought he would cry when we got him wet, but he was just happy as can be.  He was kicking his legs and flapping his arms and kept diving to go under the water. 

I had thought maybe Rai had some hip displacement because of some weird angles of his legs, but turns out, he is just really flexible on one side.
With Luke and I traveling so much this summer (not as much together as we would like) I have noticed Tracen really misses his Dad, but Rai has surprised me with how happy and excited he is to be with his Daddy after a few days separated.
Tracen is constantly sharing his cars and teaching Rai the ways of race cars.
He loves to bounce and it is great to allow me some time to get meals ready or (try) to tidy up the house.  

1 comment:

Mariko said...

He looks so different than Tracen or is that just me? Sounds like the perfect baby though! It is crazy how much older they seem from month three to five/six. They really do grow up too fast!