Sunday, January 13, 2013

5 months

Sabien is five months old...and he wishes he was a toddler. Not really, but he definitely wishes he could be in the mix with Wesley a little more. He would so love to play with those trucks and trains, though mostly for the sake of sucking on them. Sometimes he gets really mad that he can't suck on the ABC road (it is very brightly colored and looks inviting).

Sabien is generally a happy guy. He's full of squeals of delight anytime he sees one of us enter the room. He is in the phase of development where there is a fair amount of frustration at not being able to (or not allowed to) get into everything he thinks looks fun. His protests and demands have become louder, but he generally fusses rather than screams.

He often fusses constantly if Wesley is out of view. For the hour before Wes wakes in the morning, Sabien is not as happy, but once Wes appears he's all laughs and smiles. He really loves his brother.

Though I have no pictures of it, he also enjoys being outdoors. He loves going on walks, which is by far his preferred way to fall asleep and is often the only way I can get him to nap in the mornings.

He is an adept finger, thumb, and toe sucker. He's getting stronger at sitting up for as many as 10 or so seconds without toppling. He has some core strength to self correct his sitting wobbles. He can pull up holding our hands to a standing position and likes to stand a fair amount.

Sabien adores Wesley. He laughs hysterically when Wes jumps up and down or throws a ball or tells a story with great animation. Wesley enjoys the captive audience and will continue to repeat a behavior if it's getting a big laugh.

Wes can hardly wait for Sabien to join in rough and tumble play. He helps Sabien a lot, though he does not like it when Sabien grabs his toys, and boy is Sabien getting quick at grabbing things.

This boy is also ready to eat--coming up next month, buddy! He lets us know in sound and body language that he is ready to join the eating community. I think he'll love it.

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