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
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. :)
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!