Tuesday, June 26, 2012

5 Months of Mack


i know, i know. i'm a terrible mommy blogger, because i'm just now getting around to talking about mack's 5 month mark when he hits 6 months in only two weeks. for shame! ;)

seriously, mack is the sweetest, cutest, cuddliest baby ever. (not that i'm biased or anything!) honestly, though, every single day i am amazed by him, by how sweet and content he is, by how happy he is, by how cuddly he is and how he loves to be held. i am one lucky mama.

he's not the clingy sort of baby, though. he's perfectly happy to play in either his johnny jump-up or his exer-saucer for quite a while, but when he's in my arms, he loves to reach up for my face, as gently as his baby hands can, and rest his palm on my cheek while he listens to whatever nonsensical thing i'm saying/singing. he's particularly enthralled by my nose and chin, too. oftentimes, that sweet little hand on the cheek suddenly, and without warning, grabs for some facial appendage with claws bared. and when he can't get to my nose, my hair will always suffice. "grabby" doesn't begin to cover it! but i don't mind a bit. :)

he's doing pretty well with eating oatmeal, rice cereal, and various types of baby food. he definitely takes after his gaga (my mom), though, because he loves his veggies! in fact, he fights me when i try to feed him fruits, especially pears. carrots are the go-to meal for him. they are by far his favorite. i think he's crazy, but to each their own and at least he likes healthy foods. time will tell if he develops his sweet tooth or not.

active, active, active...oh, this boy is destined to be an athlete. he's been rolling over since he turned 4 months old and since then he has decided that scooting takes too long, so he'd rather just roll all over the place. he's quick, too! the big news here is that he's been getting up on all fours and rocking for the past couple of weeks. crawling is definitely around the corner.

he still likes to talk himself to sleep, although these days it often includes grunting and tongue clicking. he's having so much fun figuring out all the different sounds he can make. oh, and he just discovered his lips, too. his newest trick is to suck them in either alternately or together, or to chew on his bottom lip. he also fixates on my mouth when i speak to him. his little lips start to move, too, as if he's trying to mimic me. i keep saying "mama" to him, hoping that he'll pick that word up first, but i don't know if it'll work, because the sounds he makes now are more of a "da" than a "ma". we'll see who he likes more what he says first.

mack is a little traitor, though. with all the time i spend with him, you'd think that i would be his favorite, but nnnnoooooooo... he'd rather be held by his daddy. whenever we skype during the week, he just lights up when he sees his daddy and hears his voice. and when B is home on the weekends, he saves his biggest smiles for him and we often catch him sitting in his exer-saucer just staring at his daddy. when B is around, i'm just chopped liver.i'm really glad that mack loves B so much, though. i know it makes B feel so much better about having to live away from us when he knows that mack knows who he is. plus, there's enough love to go around. :)

teething began a couple weeks ago, too. oh. my. goodness...the drool! how is it possible for one baby to produce so much saliva?!? bib after bib after bib all day long. i'm really grateful that that's the most prominent symptom, though. mack's personality hasn't been too affected. his patience level isn't as high as it was and he doesn't sleep quite as late in the morning as he did, but he's still pretty happy overall and i can't complain about the 12 hours of sleep + normal naptimes that he gets. the only difference, really, is that he wakes up at 6 or 6:30 instead of 7 or 7:30. i'd be a jerk if i complained about that!

month 5 has been a big month for mack. he's growing so big and strong and he just gets cuter and cuter every day. i am so blessed to have him! i often look at him and wonder "what did i do so right to deserve him???" i never want to take him for granted. between him and B, i am so in love with my boys!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

I'm jealous he's such a cuddle bug! I think they cuddling days in our house are long gone, at least for now. Sounds like he is thriving in every way and oh my gosh look at his beautiful eyes!!

Bridget said...

Oh his eyes are so beautiful! You have one handsome little guy there. He sounds amazing!

myjourneythruinfertility said...

love that he is such a mover and shaker, lol

E and R said...

He is adorable! How great that he makes B feel so loved even when he isn't home :)

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

Time is flying! I can't believe he is past 5 months already! What a handsome little dude!

Maria said...

happy five and six months to mack! his eyes are just amazing. they are so big and bright and full of life.
it's so cute that he skype's and gets all smiley when he sees his dad!!!
wishing you another wonderful 6 months ahead! <3
xoxoxo
maria

NV said...

I have to say Mack is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. And you seem to capture his personality in every one of your photos. Love these updates :)

Shannon said...

He really is stunning. Wow.

He's a carrot man, huh? Taylor loves pears, but doesn't really dig carrots. At least the two would have no problem sharing. :)

Heather @ A Little Hope in My Pocket said...

Love the new pictures. He is SOOO adorable!

Fiona aka DRMama said...

He is such a handsome little guy. His eyes and lips are just perfect!! He sounds like an absolute pleasure to have around. I have to admit I got a bit teary reading about how much he loves seeing and hearing his daddy. So lovely! I love seeing Alidia so in love with her Daddy too.

Tiffany said...

What a good little boy! And cute too!

J o s e y said...

Wow, what an amazing sleeper you have.

You take such beautiful pictures of your gorgeous little boy.

Miss Mac said...

He is so handsome! Wish we could get our two little active guys together, bet they could have some fun! I can't believe he sleeps 12+ hours, wow! Good times:]

Elizabeth :: Bébé Suisse said...

Such a beautiful little boy! Sounds like he's thriving.

DandelionBreeze said...

Such an adorable and handsome little man :) Glad to hear your news and sorry that I'm so far behind :( Thinking of you both xoxo

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