You're 5 months old! Going back and reading your sister's 5 months update I talk about how so much has changed, and once again that's true. There's just so much that goes on from 4 to 5 months as you leave the newborn stage and become a baby.
First a few official stats, from your weight check this month. You weigh 10 lbs 11 oz (0%ile), are 25 inches long (17th%ile), and have a head circumference of 41 cm (4.5%ile).
You're still primarily in 3 months clothing, although several of them have gotten too small. I actually went to pull out your 6 months clothes and found a much of your sister's 3 month clothes I had forgotten about, so I'm trying to squeeze you into them a little longer. We did just move you up to size 2 diapers though.
You are still just the happiest, most content baby. There's been several times when your daddy has picked you up at daycare and all the other babies are crying and you're just sitting there looking around. In general, as long as there's someone you can see, you're good. You're always smiling and an easy way to make you laugh is to tickle your tummy.
You're rolling all over the place. Front to back, back to front, whichever way you're currently not. You love playing with your play gym trying to pull all the toys off. You're finally big enough to really enjoy your jumper and bounce around pulling at the various toys.
It really is crazy how big you've already gotten. I'm just trying to savor what time we still have where you'll nap in my arms. I just know I'm going to blink and you'll be sprawled all out in a bed for all your naps or even crazier no longer needing naps at all!
For comparison, here's a look at your sister at 5 months as well.
You're 27 months old! Or really 2 and a quarter years old.
You weigh 22 lbs and 1 ounce (0.99%ile). You're wearing mainly size 18 months clothes and size 6 shoes. You wear size 4 diapers, although we are in the midst of potty training.
You really have become a true person, with quite a strong personality. I know my last update I said you weren't talking in complete sentences yet, and that's hard to believe because you talk so well. There are times where pronouns confuse you (saying things like "I want Mommy to carry you,") but overall you talk just like anyone else would.
You have a crazy memory and can recall a surprising amount. The other day you came home from the grocery store and started listing off all the things you couldn't get. Or if we tell you something at night, you'll ask for it the first thing when you wake up.
You surprise us some times with the things you say, like when you told me, "Mommy's Shoshanah," or when you said your first and last name together. You know your colors (at least most of the time), can identity left from right (again, at least most of the time), know your shapes, and love counting.
Your favorite tv shows are ABCD (Wheel of Fortune) and Elena (of Avalor). When we go out to eat you either ask for chicken and french fries or chicken and fruit. You love cheese, to the point we have to limit it or you'd eat an entire block.
At night when you go to sleep you have a whole menagerie of animals keeping you company. There's Po (your hippo), animal (a seahorse), rabbit (a sock rabbit my mom had sewn), a giant monkey, and four or so books. Your daddy normally puts you to sleep ending each time with reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Goodnight Moon.
You're still a little unsure about your brother. Don't get me wrong, if you see him crying you'll make sure he has his bebe, or you'll give him hugs and kisses. But you aren't a fan of Mommy or Daddy holding him when you want our attention and have no problem telling us, "Put Bear in his bed!"
Honestly, you've become so much fun and spending time with you can be a blast. I will end this post by mentioning that you've started saying "Love you," which is the most awesome thing and sounds so incredibly adorable coming from you.
You're 4 months old! (And even more impressive, I'm managing to write this update somewhat on time, but we'll see when it actually gets posted.)
You are 23.6 inches long (5th%ile), weigh 10 lbs 1 oz (0%ile), and have a head circumference of 39.5 cm (2nd%ile).
You're still wearing 3 months clothes and size 1 diapers.
You continue to be one of the most content babies out there. You're pretty smiley. When I get dressed in the morning I have you laying down on the floor and you'll just smile back at me as I'm getting reading. You'll even laugh when someone tickles your stomach which is one of the most adorable things ever.
You're getting pretty good with your hands bringing everything to your month. You're even coordinated enough to bring your bebe back to your month after it drops out. And despite your Daddy insisting on keeping your hanging car seat toy on the left side of the handle we've yet to see a preference to being left handed.
You've managed to roll over from your back to stomach. (February 12th was the first time.) It isn't necessarily consistent but it's happened a handful of times.
It's funny when your sister started daycare she was the youngest by several months and then the next oldest babies were several months younger. Not the case this time around! Most of the babies are right around your age, with two even having older sisters who are friends with your big sister. But even though you may not be the youngest, you are still the smallest just like her!
You're definitely getting more and more curious about the world around you! And there's so much still to discover. Knowing how quickly your sister has grown up we're going to blink and you'll be running around the house, so I'm trying to savor the last bit of time while you're still so teeny tiny.
Of course for comparison, here's a look at your sister at 4 months as well.