Five Months Old

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  November 30, 2012 — 6 Comments

There’s something about five months that just feels so old. Like I’ve got a regulation sized baby on my hands these days instead of a tiny little bundle to blame my sleepless nights on.

The nights are actually harder now than they were before. The last month has been rough as Jack works some things out developmentally. There’s a lot going on both in his brain and in his body as he works on his first big physical milestone–rolling over. We haven’t slept this poorly since we were in the hospital.

So while mama works on not clawing her eyes out, this guy is trying with all his might to master the complicated maneuvering necessary to flip his little body from supine to prone. It’s harder than it looks.

And everything goes in the mouth for a thorough investigation. Can you see the cross-eyed determination?

I haven’t worked in several weeks and let me just tell you, this girl needs a break from full-time mamahood. It’s not all snuggles and sunshine. Luckily Nick has noticed the increasingly crazy look in my eye and took some time off next week so I can lock myself in a room and pretend like there’s not a baby in the house. Or, OMG, actually leave the house by myself. I’m fantasizing already about where I might go. Do you think there are any bars open on weekday mornings? Just kidding. Mostly.

Lucky for me he’s so adorable and sweet. It helps me get through the hard times. He’s even started to laugh lately. Not the happy-sounding coo that I thought of as laughter before. This is a straight up GIGGLE, and it appears to be reserved only for Daddy (who, to be fair, is far superior in the silly singing and dancing department).

Despite the sense that I’m becoming increasingly incompetent in the getting-your-baby-to-sleep department, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself because I have finally mastered cloth diapering. I’m planning a post about it soon. Cloth diapering and breastfeeding put together have saved us hundreds of dollars so far, making it possible for me to be exhausted in the comfort of my own home instead of deliriously regaling my clients with tales of sleepless nights.

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


6 responses to Five Months Old

  1. I can’t tell you how much I laughed at that last photo!

  2. Ah , the joys, trials and tribulations of motherhood/parenthood! I have to St that Jack is so darn cute that he must be worth it! Keep up the good work and DO plan some “you” time periodically away from the house. Recharge your engines so to speak!

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap November 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      He is definitely worth it! I just made an appointment to get my hair cut next week while Nick’s home–first time since before he was born!

  3. Oh, your photos are adorable! I love five months. That personality really starts to shine through. I love when an object is switched from one hand to another and you get that look that says, “how did that happen? That was cool.” I love it when they recognize Mom and Dad so easily and the little face lights up. Each little milestone is an adventure.

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