Ansel Jack is five months old!
As you can see, he is SUPER happy about it.
He was less happy when we put him on his belly:
But he’s cute even when he’s pissed, isn’t he? And then he rolled over and was happy again:
Ansel is sitting up unassisted for a few minutes at a time now, and we are going to give him some foods to try starting this weekend! Exciting and a little nerve wracking! We are going the baby led weaning route . . .which means I should maybe finish the book? For those of you who do BLW, did you start just offering food from your plate, or did you do single items strategically first? We were thinking of offering some avocado slices, or sweet potato oven fries. Ideas?
Ansel’s repertoire of sounds is getting bigger – squeaks, squawks, raspberrys, growls, monster sounding ferocity! And his “nun nun nun” whimper/cry when he’s sad. Breaks the heart wide open. He’s also working some hard consonants, D’s are his current favorite. He is pretty consistently rolling from back to front, although he still ocassionally needs some reminders of where to put his head. He’s pushing up into an arch on his back, as well, so I think rolling back to front is probably around the corner. He laughs and laughs, shoots smiles at damned near everyone, and spends time in his car seat, stroller or carrier quietly but intensely observing the world around him.
This week La started fall semester, which meant finding some additional child care for two mornings each week. We found a woman from my church who is currently a SAHM, has a 3 year old at home at an 8 year old who will be in school. He’s been there now twice, and he loves it! He particularly adores her older daughter, who he will smile and giggle at, totally unbidden. We both feel so comfortable with her and are super glad he’s going to get experience being around other kids. We are hoping to keep him out of daycare until he’s at least a year, so this is definitely a huge help.
I finally dug up a few pictures of myself at Ansel’s age for comparison – we are still waiting for BFF to get some from NY so we can check out how he compares on that side. Thought I’d share with those of you no on FB:
1 more month until we’ve reached the mid-year point. Holy shit.