I've delayed this post by about a week just to give Abbi's third birthday the recognition it deserves.
But our little is now 5 months old, and I really mean this - I can't believe it. He's really starting to develop some real personality and its awesome to watch.
The biggest change this past month is that we've started him on "solid" foods. Last month we got the green light and about mid-month we started him on the rice cereal stuff. Jenn's been working with him to get him up to 4 tablespoons at a feeding at which point we'll start giving him some vegetables.
As you can see in this picture, he's getting some really strong arms. We started these pictures by setting him on the couch to take pictures similar to the last few months, but that didn't work to well. So I thought we'd try and put him like this and he loved it. He's good and pushing himself up, another skill he's really started to hone over the last month.
Another skill is that he's now spending regular time in the exa-saucer or sit and spin as I call it. Basically he can "stand"/sit in this play contraption and entertain himself, and it helps promote him using his legs to stand but there's a seat for him for when he gets tired.
He's still sleeping really well, and has actually started to take some "normal" length naps. Prior to this month most of his naps were about 30 minutes long, but he's finally getting into some 1.5 - 2 hour naps which I know Jenn thoroughly enjoys.
Cole really likes to smile and like I know I've said before, he loves Abbi. Really loves her. I don't know what it is, but he loves her a ton. He smiles and laughs at her all the time. Jenn also finally got Cole to give a good belly laugh after I was able to get it from him a few weeks ago.