It’s a cold and wet Monday here so me and Arlo have been cozy indoors today. I haven’t had a chance to post a digest of Arlo’s week until now as our family came to visit over the weekend and it was a pretty hectic one but, better late than never!
Arlo turned five months
I can’t believe Arlo is now only a month away from being half a year old… where has the time gone?! He can now roll over from his tummy to his back and lasts a few seconds sitting up unsupported before he topples over. He has the biggest smile and makes me and his dad laugh every single day. He’s already got such a funny little personality and is definitely a mummy’s boy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love watching him grow but I am a little bit sad that he’s no longer my floppy head new born!
Reaching new feets
Arlo is learning something new every week and it’s so exciting to see what he’s going to do next! This week we discovered that reaching out for his little feet is his favourite thing to do. He loves kicking them up in the air and he likes them that much he now puts them in his mouth. It’s the cutest thing ever. You can find out more about this habbit if your baby has developed one similar here.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
I think it’s fair to say that Arlo’s dad and I love our food and I have a feeling Arlo will be the same. Over the past week he has been watching mine and his dad’s every mouthful very closely, so much so that when he was sitting on my lap while I was eating an apple in one hand he actually pulled my arm closer to his mouth so he could lick it. Once I had finished the apple he cried. I am looking into baby led weaning at the moment so if any mums have any advice or tips about introducing solids to their baby using baby led weaning techniques (or not) then I’d love to hear from you.
Let me entertain you… or not
Arlo’s going through a phase where nothing is really entertaining him. He doesn’t like playing with any of his toys for longer than a few minutes and is moaning every time I put him down on his play mats. Not quite sure what to try next to make him feel happier playing independently so I’d really appreciate some advice from anyone who has experienced something similar with their little one.
Arlo’s cousin Jaxon came to visit on the weekend and it was so nice to see Arlo bond with him. We kept saying “I’d love to know what they’re thinking” every time the boys would reach out for each other. Jaxon’s ten weeks older than Arlo and it’s really interesting to see the differences in their behaviours. Jaxon is such a clever baby; he’s already crawling and standing up by himself whereas Arlo has just mastered rolling over. Jaxon would quite happily play with his toys for a while independently whereas Arlo was still looking for my reassurance and wanted me down by his side with him. I love the fact that he’s got a cousin near in age, but I can’t help thinking what havoc they’re going to cause when they’re older.
Hope you all have a lovely week!