Yup. 5 months yesterday. 22 weeks today. When do I get to drop the weeks and just go with months? "22 weeks" sounds kinda ridiculous. And I'm kinda over the entertainment I get from watching people do the math in their heads when I say his age in weeks. …So 22 weeks… there's 4 weeks in a month, carry the 2, wait, how old again?… It's kinda like how Americans measure in inches and pounds instead of meters and kilograms like the rest of the world. Why be difficult? He's 5 months. Done.
5 months, beautiful, and brilliant. He's starting to sit up some, but we have to be careful as he'll sit up for about a second and then face-plant into the floor. We've been doing a lot of "practicing" on our bed so he has a soft place to land. And his favorite thing to do BY FAR is to sit – and jump - in the doorway Johnny Jumper. I'm talking HOURS. Jumping. And Jeff and I find ourselves trying to think of ways to grease the spring in the jumper so it doesn't make so much damn noise. I wish there were a way to capture the jumper in a photo – but you just don't get the full effect.
The 5-month milestone brought the introduction of veggies. And for no particular reason, we decided to start with carrots. Cold, organic, liquified carrots. Yum. And over the course of the last three days we've progressed from my stuffing a spoonful of carrots between his pursed lips and being greeted with a wrinkled nose to his lunging at the spoon – open mouth first. The boy likes to eat.
And I'm sure you think I'm being dramatic about the smell – which is still going strong, by the way. I googled "my baby stinks" today and I'm beginning to think I'm either the only Mom with this problem or the only one willing to come forward. It's offensive. But we laughed about it this week and agreed that we're glad he's a boy – as opposed to a girl – because somehow it would be really embarrassing for a girl, but it's ok for boys to be stinky.
Programming note: I've added two new features that I hope will be of use to some of you as I slowly but surely reattain my pre-baby blogging frequency.
- Email Subscription. You can now enter your email address in the box in the upper left hand corner and receive an email notification when I post a new entry. You aren't subscribing to anything but me – and you'll only get an email when I post something. Within the email is a link to the site so you can get back here without having to remember the address.
- RSS. I won't even try to explain this one – feel free to Google "RSS" if you really want to know - but it's there if you want to read me via Google Reader or your reader of choice. Just click the little orange icon up there in the corner and it'll set you up.
You can always just keep visiting old school style like I do. I just run through my Favorites every morning – to see who's updated. I'm a little afraid of RSS. Hell – it took me six years to get on the iPod bandwagon and I used disposable cardboard cameras until 3 years ago… And for those of you who haven't updated your bookmarks to the new address - and still go to the old xanga site to get the link back to here – let's get with it. You know who you are.