Sunday, 19 February 2012

5 months

weight: 7.206kg length: 66.5 cm

social skills: this young lad is becoming cheekier and cheekier by the day. he's figured out that that smile of his is a pretty powerful tool and uses it to charm the pants of anyone he come across. of course pretty young ladies are a favourite. whenever we go into shops, he's always making eyes and sideways smiles at the pretty salesgirls and loves being the centre of attention. "my my he is a looker" one particularly pretty girl said the other day. 

accomplishments: Atti is an avid roller..still only to his left side but he rolls all the time and loves being on his belly. he comes off the floor pretty high now and pushes really hard into his little fists. this results in a pretty funny belly shuffle backwards and I have to keep picking him up and placing him back into the middle of his play mat. he loves standing and sitting. in fact when we pull him up to sitting by the hands, he straightens his legs straight away and wants to stand. his bum wiggles around like he's got a hula hoop around his waist but he is extremely proud of himself and will look around with a massive grin on his face to see who's watching. 
the hands have become really good too. grabbing at anything within reach.
we've also started solids which Atti is loving. this changes things up completely; not only the mess around the house, his clothes and our couch, but nappy changes have now become a whole new story!
Atti is discovering all sorts of things to do with is mouth. he loves sucking on his bottom lip, he's making more and more new sounds...and the new favourite pastime is blowing non stop raspberries with his lips so vigorously and enthusiastically that he actually has bubbles and spit pouring out of his mouth like a fountain and collecting under his chin in a sort of bubble-beard. it's very amusing...both to me and him.

interests: my hair is currently a very amusing toy for Atti much to my regret. not only has it been falling out at an alarming rate, but I now have to wade off tight little fists pulling as hard as they can. he loves watching loose bits of hair dangle over him like a mobile when I look over him in his cot or on the change table. reaches out and tries to catch it so he can shove some hair in his mouth. whenever I have him sitting on my shoulders, all he wants to do is nestle his face in my hair and drool in it (or vomit like he did the other day). 
Harry and Spenny are also still fascinating and I often catch him  looking at Harry and cracking up like he's the funniest thing he's ever seen. quite amusing!
smiles are always a are silly sounds and raspberries on his belly and feet. this usually sends him into an uncontrollable fit of laughter and I have to stop myself just to let him get a breather. ah...the simple joys of life.

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