Thursday, July 05, 2012

5 months old

I know I haven't posted many pictures lately, but there's just so much going on that half the time I forget to take pictures. I have to get better at that.

Touma is 5 months old! I can't believe it!?!? When did my tiny little baby get so big. He's nearly 17 pounds! (Holy cow!!) Our main mode of transportation (for him) is still babywearing. I'm trying to improve my core strength, but it's not going all that well. Luckily I have good carriers that last several hours before my back starts to get tired.

The big adventure we're working towards is going out on the train using the stroller. Our stroller is not that small (it's a jogging stroller), but it does fold nicely to store at home. We have to go on the train tomorrow using the stroller. Our station has an elevator, but I've been searching everywhere to see if the station where we are getting off has one. Very stressful and haven't found anything yet. (Boo!) I guess we'll just least early and figure it out when we get there. (Why are we using the stroller? Because my hair salon is baby friendly and I can take Touma, have him sit in the stroller AND get my hair done! Otherwise it would be carrier all the way.)

So, what does 5 months mean for our little man? It means he is rockin' and rollin' - literally! He can get up on his little knees and rock back and forth. He can also roll back to front and front to back easily. He also tries to get in a plank-like position and see how strong he is. It doesn't last long, but it's pretty funny. He's also a huge fan of his Johnny Jump Up! We listen to music and he bounces around. :-)

He went through a rough time with his night time sleep pattern, but he's starting to get back in the swing of things (and so is mommy!). I think we may start being early risers because he seems to really like getting up at 7, but then goes down for a nap around 9ish. That is something I can deal with.

Next week we leave for Denver to visit family and friends. I'm a little worried about flying alone with Touma, but we're flying on Japan Airlines and they are meant to be quite good. We are also leaving in the evening, which I'm hoping allows for both of us to be nice and tired that we can get some sleep on the way over.

And now, I'll leave you with one picture.

Playing with hats the other day.... doesn't quite fit!


Jaime said...

So cute! Good luck with traveling... I hope there are nice people on the flight with you who will help if you need it. :)

Katharine said...

Fab time to travel with him my dear, good planning. You'll both be fine and people are SO helpful when you are on your own with a baby, in my experience. Hope all goes well and enjoy the heck out of your trip!

Nichole Sauer said...

Can't wait to see you and Mr. Touma!! You'll do fine on the plane, I took Zack on a plane from Fairbanks to Seattle and back when he was about that age and he did fine! People were super friendly, helpful and kind!! No worries!

Alisha said...

I'm definitely hoping for nice people on the flight. In my experience, the service on non-American airlines tends to be better and we're flying on Japan Airlines. :-) He's so stinkin' cute that even the biggest grumps couldn't possibly stay grumpy for long!