Friday, October 26, 2012

Hunter Monthly: 5 months

I remember last month saying that I thought month 4 was going to be BIG in terms of his development, and I was so right.

He can now look at something and grab it. If you are holding something, he wants it and just has to play with it! He will directly grab something, without hesitation or fumbling around. He can also pass it back and forth between hands.

Hunter is also enjoying his new toy, the Johnny Jump-up:

His little eyebrows and big, round eyes make him look so surprised!

When he is doing tummy tinme, he will look all around and follow you with his eyes. The other day, I vacuumed and he watched me the whole time going back and forth. Sometimes I play a Bubble Guppies song for him to watch:

I can now see why Bumbo's can be unsafe. I am not sure that the seat belt would help a ton, though.  He just has to have whatever is behind him, and even if you move the bumbo so that the object is now in front of him or beside him, he wants what is now behind him! But on this day, he was pretty excited to hear his friend Mitt Romney in the debate:

Still NOT rolling from back to belly. He will roll off his belly about 50% of the time, and will twist and half roll to his belly, but he really just doesn't want to do it!

He wants to sit up so bad! In the bath, we have a tub with one side for reclining and one side for sitting. He is too little and has such a rounded back that the sitting side just doesn't work, but he will not lay back any more on the reclining side!

He can sit without help for about 5-7 seconds before falling over. With a little bit of guidance, he can sit for minutes at a time before wiggling away!
He is such a wiggle worm! It really seems that he is just going to crawl away at any moment by the way he lunges forward out of your arms. Sometimes I lay him down and let him go to what he wanted, but he still just lays there, haha! He is also really trying to crawl. He gets his legs really far under him, and then launches forward. These were all taken in a row: (yes those are fruits that we make him play with....)

He loves going on walks, but only if he can sit like a big boy. I am glad that the weather is getting a touch cooler, so that when I put him in the stroller, I can leave the car seat in the car and we won't come back to a 150 degree seat for him! He is so good at the mall, and I think it is because he can look all around. Plus, he likes all of the attention he gets for being so ridiculously good looking :)

He LOVES the dogs. Whenever one unfortunate soul gets too close, he is ready to grab them (eyes, ears, whatever). Whenever you pet Sophie, she tends to roll over so you scratch her belly. She will even do it just when she thinks you are going to pet her. She happened to do it while Hunter was laying on the floor and she laid right in between his arm and belly. He wrapped his arm around her so fast and so tight and with the biggest grin on his little face. Of course, I had to get the camera and try to recreate the moment, but Sophie was not going to have it. In the few seconds that she was actually in his arms reach, I got this:
He is such a GREAT eater. He loves fresh avocados mixed with oatmeal and water. He opens his mouth, and will swallow almost the whole bite without spitting much out. He is also really enjoying holding his own bottle. He can do it for about a minute at a time.

He got to go to a pumpkin patch with hid friend Brynna, and got to wear his sweater and warm bear hat that we bought this summer in Montana.

In addition to doing lots of first things, Hunter also got some BIG news in his 5th month of life. He found out he is going to be a BIG brother! He is pretty excited :)

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