Miles is 5 months old today.  I sound like a broken record, but I can’t believe it, he’s getting so big!!

Notes from this month:

  • Miles’ first flight!  We went to Chicago, then Louisville, he’s a great flyer
  • Lots of love this month, with visits from both the Stelzer and Bolhouse grandparents, and a bachelorette party and wedding where Miles got to meet all the SWE aunties
  • Major dramas with hair loss, I empathize a little too literally – at least Miles is rockin’ a pretty bangin’ ‘hawk
  • He’s on the move, rolling and scooting around.  And off the bed once (oops, feel really bad as a parent moment) – we need to keep an eye on this one!
  • He can now stay sitting up if I put him that way, using his arms for support
  • When on his belly, he pushes up onto straight arms, getting a better view of the world
  • If we hold him in a standing position, he jumps his legs.  I think this is due to the time in the jumparoo (he loves that thing).  He also can stand supported onto the side of the crib or couch.
  • Big reaches!  Dinner time is tricky, with Miles reaching for everything.  He got a handful of stroganoff the other night, and he loves to gnaw on the rim of a cup – especially one with ice water (or IPA) in it.
  • We’ve had a week of rough nights at the end of month 4, I can see two little white ridges on the bottom gums and I think we are starting teething
  • He added squealing to his vocal sounds, and since they are mostly happy squeals, we’ll take it
  • No statical updates this month, but he is completely out of 3-6 mo clothes, and wearing all 6-12 or 9 mo outfits.  His body went from pudge to long & lean