|What? Five months old, you say?|
|My chubby little man!|
|Theologian in training|
Malcolm just discovered he can growl, and growl he does. All day long. A few days after discovering growling, he realized he could shriek, coo, and generally talk. He loves to talk to himself, to his toys, to the TV, sister, but not the camera! Isaac was able to capture this video after much trying:
Malcolm loves his toes, just like his sister did at this age. He can roll from his tummy to back and now back to tummy. Most exciting of all, he can find and put his paci in his mouth all by himself! If you've had a paci baby, you know this is a BIG DEAL!
Malcolm is still exclusively breastfed. He usually goes to bed around 7pm, wakes up around 11 or 12 and every 2-3 hours thereafter, before being up for the day around 8am. He takes two long naps each day (if we're home for him to do so), one in the morning about an hour after he wakes up, then again around 12:30, and sometimes there's a catnap around dinner time. Lucy still naps, so most days I try to get them down around the same time for midday naps, and I get an hour or two of sanity-giving quiet time!
|FINALLY starting to sleep on his back|
|When he's not drooling, he's spitting up.|
|Scholar in training|
I love watching Lucy and Malcolm interact. She starts every day asking for "broyer" and she gets so excited to see him! He lights up when he sees her and gives her the biggest, drooliest grins! She gets him toys, brings him pacifiers, "reads" to him, tries to undress him and change his diapers... She's my big (and sometimes overly exuberant) helper!
|They adore each other!|
And then there's daddy and Malcolm. They're always getting up to some kind of shenanigans.
|Standing up like a big man!|
One more video for good measure. THIS was a big, and much-anticipated milestone: