Five months

Look at my little baldie!
It has been a big month for Alexander. He has successfully completed sleep training, learnt to self soothe and put himself to sleep and is back to sleeping through the night and napping during the day! He has transitioned out of a swaddle and into a sleeping bag and he has moved out of his bassinet into the big boy cot.

It was a month of many firsts; first plane ride, first holiday, first time to the beach, first dip in the pool and the most exciting of all....his first taste of solids! So far he's had baby rice cereal, carrots, apples, pears, banana and papaya. Oh, my little boy LOVES his food!
His hand-eye coordination is better than ever. He's constantly reaching out and grabbing things and as he plays, I can almost see his brain taking in the new textures, colours and sounds they make. The downside to this is he has since learnt to remove his mittens and he loves to give his little face a great big scratch. Doesn't he look so pleased with himself?
I can hardly believe how quickly this little guy has grown, especially when I look back at his  newborn photos. I know it won't be long before he starts sitting up all by himself (he's already doing tripod sits) and while I'm so excited and happy, I'm also slightly sad that my baby is growing up all too quickly...

35 Responses to Five months

Loz said...

oh, he's grown up so much! even now I get excited about my now almost 8-year-old daughter growing. Maturing, becoming a big girl. They'll always amaze you.
My first 3 were all very bald, the eldest until she was 2 and a half!! but then the youngest, she had what her big sister finally grew at 2 - she had it at 6 months lol
he's adorable Trishie, you are obviously an incredible mother xx

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

He is SO beautiful!
And he's looking more and more like his mama.
SO handsome.
So sweet.
I love these pics.

Anouka said...

He is such a cute and beautiful baby! So sweet!

Gaby said...

he's huge, wow!

Allison said...

what a gorgeous little fellow. these pics are making me clucky!!! Al x

Rose said...

Your boy is same age as my Jamie. Jamie also cut bald recently.

Alexander is so cute. He is very photogenic especially the last photo.

Babies do grow so fast. Just a blink of eyes. Soon they know how to move backward and crawls. Lol

Briseidy said...

what a cutie! last pic is just great ;)

My Garden Diaries said...

I have no words!!! Oh my! He is just the cutest little guy with your eyes for sure!!!! I just want to squeeze those cheeks!!! Have a lovely week friend! Nicole xoxo

Lauren said...

He's growing up so fast! Thanks for sharing; he's adorable!

Genevive said...

what an adorable baby... more photos of him pls

rooth said...

You know the cutest thing is how much he looks like his mama

burntfeather said...

woah he has grown so much!! Still an amazing cutie, perhaps even more cuter now :) :)

Ananka said...

Oh wow he really is getting bigger. That's a quick five months!

He's so cute and always looks happy in the pictures :-)

Claire said...

Looks like he's enjoying his food Trishie! What a sweetheart - sounds like you're enjoying motherhood!

Ann said...

Oh he looks so cute and adorable.
I think he will grow up to be a happy foodie.

Czarina Mae said...

oh my gosh he's such a cutie! And I can see him looking a lot more like you too! Sooo adorable <3

CQUEK said...

adorable!

Jane said...

awww! yay to all those little benchmarks and firsts!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That last shot is my favorite of them all - so cute! He really is growing up. I bet it is so amazing to see him pass all these milestones!

Joyce Olson said...

He is darling and beautiful just like you!

Tina Bradley said...

Lovely pics of an adorable little man! How fast they grow up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Anne Hill said...

SUCH a cutie! Love that smile

Linda said...

Well....Trishie....that made me chuckle!
Thanks!
He is simply adorable ♥️
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my he is adorable. It is amazing how fast little babies grow up.

Carmen ShuGar said...

Well, isn't he jus the cutest kid on the block! How exciting for firsts. Your little man is adorbs!

akiko hiramatsu said...

He is very very cute!I am very healed from him. I think so too children grow up fast .It is so grad but bit complicated...

akiko

Mili said...

Awww, what a cutie! Specially in that last photo. Seems like it was a fun month of firsts :)

Mili

Sam said...

Wow, cant believe he is 5 months already! Those cheeks are too precious, and well done oon the sleep training. He is so sweet!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

OH my gosh he's getting so big!!! Great news that you have him sleep-trained...i've heard horror stories about that. Loving his chubby cheeks and adorable smile :) What a cute little boy!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

Look at those adorable chubby cheeks! I think my favorite photo is the one with all his furry friends :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Aww, he is just beautiful, Trishie! I am not sure that missing the stages of babyhood ever goes away. It is such a magical time in life!

Kate from Clear the Way said...

He's so beautiful! What a handsome guy! I love these photos. I bet you're super excited about him self-soothing and sleeping through the night!

Kate from Clear the Way said...

He's so beautiful! What a handsome guy! I love these photos. I bet you're super excited about him self-soothing and sleeping through the night!

Katrina Sophia said...

adorbs!

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Kim Houssenloge said...

He's just gorgeous:)They do grow up way too quickly, Trishie. Treasure every sticky hand and every little gurgle. xx