Monday, November 15, 2010

5 Months / 31 months

Our little chunk is 5 months old.  Lately . . .
  • He loves grabbing his toes.  He has been trying to do it for a while, but he couldn't quite reach over his giant belly until recently.
  • He loves to put everything in his mouth, especially my fingers.  He has gotten really good at holding onto things.
  • He is now sleeping in the same room as Harper.  I have been nervous about this for a while, so he has been sleeping in the living room at night, but I decided that it was time to give it a shot.  It has gone much better than I anticipated.  Both kids even slept until 8am today.
  • He has started eating some solid food.  I haven't given it to him regularly, but a couple of times he has seemed hungry after he has eaten, so I have given him a few bites of mashed avocado.  He was a big fan.
  • He always gets a huge grin on his face when he looks at Harper.  When Harper sees that she usually says, "Baby Jonah is happy to see you."  
  • This is probably too much information, but he blows out of diapers all of the time.  At least once a day.  Usually twice.  We have tried all kinds of diapers in all kinds of sizes, and he still blows out of them.  
  • He loves to blow raspberries back and forth.  He will blow a raspberry, and then I will do one, and that can go on for a long time.  He thinks it's very funny.
  • He has completely given up on tummy time and will roll onto his back within a few seconds of me putting him on his stomach.  He will sometimes try to roll onto his tummy from his back, but he hasn't been successful. 
  • He continues to be very jolly.  When people see him, they usually either comment that he is very big or that he is very happy.  Both are true.

Harper is acting so grown up these days. 
  • She is definitely a Daddy's girl.  

  • She loves to be a helper.  When I say that I am going to change Jonah, she will bring me a diaper and say, "Harper is Mommy's helper."  
  • She is getting better at identifying letters of the alphabet.  We were waiting in line at Costco today and she correctly identified most of the letters in "Costco Wholesale" that are printed on the front of the cart.  I was surprised at how many she could name.
  • She is really enjoying reading.  When I put her down for a nap she likes to have a stack of books next to her to read until she falls asleep.  
  • She is getting a little better about trying some new foods.  It usually takes some negotiating and bribing, but at least it is progress!
  • We are working with a dermatologist and are making a little bit of progress on her eczema.  This is not the first dermatologist that we have seen, but it is the first one that I have liked.  
  • We have made no progress on potty training.  Harper is afraid of the potty, so I'm going to wait a little while until we try.  She is extremely stubborn and I am not ready to battle with her.
  • She loves to snuggle.  Harper was not a snuggly baby, so this has been lots of fun.  


Judy said...


Melody said...

Eric and I were just cracking up at the pictures, especially the one of Harper in the sunglasses. We did some Christmas shopping today. Eric picked out some clothes for the kids.

Jan said...

Great pictures! And I love the updates on both kids. They are growing up fast!

Doris said...

I loved all the pictures of course, but there seems to be something missing on Tom's face...can't quite put my finger on it...

Angie said...

Great pictures and post! It's fun to get to know your children this way. And who is that strange man playing with them? I don't recognize him. :)

Doris said...

FYI: I check my children's blogs every day...maybe two or three or, OK, a lot. Every time I see this picture of Johah I think "It's a pink plastic baby doll!" He would make a great model.

Sherry (Li Rong) said...

I just can't get over how darling Jonah is!! Such a doll.

Jan said...

These kids are cuter every time I check them out!