Friday, 16 November 2012

Five Months

After, oh my goodness, over a year, I am going to try to revive this blog. It will, as always, be about our life here in the Antipodes, and yes a lot of that right now will be about our son.  

Five Month Birthday
At five months....

Sebastian always has a smile for anyone willing to make eye contact and engage with him, including store clerks, strangers in the mall, etc. But after a smile, he sometimes get shy and turns his head, hiding his face on my shoulder.

When he's tired or hungry, he gets cranky and he tells you about it, oh yes. Sometimes he gets screechy and I call him Screecher Creature. Sometimes he gets fussy and I call him Professor Fusser. After a good feed and nap, though, he's bright eyed again and ready to play.

One of his latest tricks is pushing up onto his hands when on his tummy. He has also started 'standing' with one of us holding him steady.

Raspberries on the tummy are the best way to make him laugh. He also thinks it's hilarious when I make gibberish noises, copying his sounds. Kisses on the face and neck always make him smile.

He doesn't like loud, sudden noises when he's feeling tired. And he doesn't like getting his arms put through sleeves when getting dressed. 

This first thing he does when he wakes up in the morning is either blow raspberries or start 'talking.' This morning he woke up saying 'guh.' Then he grabs my hand and sticks a finger into his mouth. He's happy doing that for a while, but I try to get him out of bed before he wakes his dad up too much.

As of his last Pluknet visit yesterday, he is 70cm long (27.5 inches) and weighs 7.6kgs (16.7 pounds).


Aubri said...

He's so big already! And, somehow, even more adorable! I hope you keep finding time to write. I love hearing how it's going.

Heather said...

I appreciate the encouragement, honey.