Aiden is half a year old! After those first three months, time really starts to fly.
Month Five was a pretty good month. Aiden shows a lot of determination and he is so smart. He will reach out to the toys he wants to play with and let us know when he is done with something. He has gotten pretty good at sitting for a few seconds unsupported and he sits in his highchair/booster seat without slouching over. He also stands on his own against tables or toys.
Although Aiden is still small, he LOVES to eat! His favorite purees this month are avocado; pear, date and clove; prune puree; and banana cinnamon. He also loves to grab whatever we are eating or drinking and try to eat it including breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, corn and watermelon, you name it he wants to eat it!
Aiden is still sleeping through the night from about 7pm-6am, but his daytime sleep has regressed. We are lucky if we get two – one hour naps and one forty-five minute nap per day. He doesn’t want to miss anything!
He still wants to be the center of attention and has an adorable cough laugh that he started doing to get our attention. He really likes being outdoors and wants to stop to touch every tree and flower along the way. If he is fussy our best bet is usually to take him out for a walk. He started sitting in the stroller without his infant seat this month!
We went on our second road trip to RI to see my family, and he played in the pool for the first time, which we were pleasantly surprised to find that he loved.
In the last week, or so, of month five Aiden started teething, which has been a complete nightmare — like back to month one with all the fussyness and crying. More on teething later; hopefully we get through that soon!