Today Darwin is 5 months old. She has changed so much in the last couple of weeks. Five months with Darwin looks like lots of reaching out and grabbing things, including cheeks, hair, toys, and glasses. It looks like crying when new, unfamiliar people try to hold her when she isn’t ready. Five months is smiling every time she sees us, and kicking and waving her arms when we go to pick her up. Five months is amazing.
I can hardly believe that this kid is 5 months old. Until this week I was breastfeeding her every two hours almost around the clock. This week she has backed off and has had some 3, 4, and even 5 hour stretches, mostly during the day. I had always assumed that I would nurse her anywhere anytime. I never considered that Darwin herself might not be up for nursing anywhere. She has gotten to the point where anything other than nursing at home is a trial. A trial with two teeth. I’m hoping it’s a phase. Time will tell.
So far, rolling over is close but not there yet, so we’re still firmly in the ‘not mobile’ camp, but our time there is clearly limited. Darwin is working hard to roll, but also to get her knees under her, so it’s a race between scooting and rolling!
As of yesterday, for the record, Darwin weighed in at 18 lbs 6 oz.