Some experts refer to the first three months after birth as the 4th trimester. When you consider the leap in development a baby makes at 3 months, their reasoning is entirely plausible.
Whit turned 5 months old yesterday. He has changed and developed so much over the last two months that he no longer feels like the baby Kirk and I brought home from the hospital. Instead, I can see him quickly becoming the little boy who will continue to steal our hearts over the ensuing years.
Some of the new developments include:
An ever growing vocabulary (mostly vowel sounds) that are typically projected as loud as possible
The ability to roll over and sit up alone
The discovery of toes (the goal of getting the toes into his mouth is only now being fully realized)
Recognition of Mom, Dad, and Nanny Kate (I expect with frequent visits the grandmothers are not far behind)
An amazing capacity for being tickled (there is nothing sweeter than baby laughs)
A curiosity about other babies (actually make that an obsession which will be very interesting at Christmas!)
A newly developed appreciation for toys and playing
A range of emotions which he can express through sounds and expressions
And the most fun for Mommy - the desire and ability to give "kisses" even if they are the baby open-mouthed variety
Here are a few of the fun things we've done over the last few months if you've missed the facebook updates.