Easton turns 5 months old today. He was squirming all around when I tried to get a few pics of him sporting his 5 month sticker. The squirming thing- that's quite new. I mean, he's always shimmied and jived a bit- but squirming with all his might- shaking around like he's a little baby Elvis, that my friends is new. He is definitely going to keep his mama's hands full from now on- and if he is anything like me, he'll be singing and dancing show tunes (preferably made-up show tunes) by the time he's able to crawl.
I love to sing to my baby. I sing made up songs, current hits, and baby lullabys. I sing while I'm cooking dinner (usually theatrically identifying each ingredient I'm adding at the time), and while I'm changing his dipe. I sing while I drive, while we cuddle in the morning, and of course....I sing a goodnight song that goes something like this- "goodnight sweetheart, well it's time to gooooo...goodnight sweetheart, well it's time to goooooo, I really hate to leave you but I really must say, goodnight sweetheart, GOODNIGHT."
Easton is doing wonderfully at all he does. He is working so hard at rolling over- he's almost there, but not quite. He has officially found his little thumb, and usually bites down on it rather than sucks it- but sometimes when I put him down in his crib for sleep- he begins to softly suck that thumb. Maybe I shouldn't love it...but I DO. I think it's so presh,
The absolute coolest thing we witnessed in month 5- LAUGHING OUT LOUD! Tony and I heard it at the same time, looked up at one another and exclaimed, "did he just laugh out-loud?!?!?" Well, he did. And I made him do it five more times that night. Honestly, it was such a beautiful sound that I cried. It's like, I had been waiting my whole life to hear that sound, and I didn't even know it. Amazing.
In month five we haven't seen too many NEW developments, he has just been sharpening and perfecting the ones from months 1-4. He is much more observant than his previous months, and has really begun to control his body with greater strength and ease.
It's been a good month. And it's going by fast. Too fast, if you ask me.