Tuesday, November 3, 2009

5 months old!

Where has all the time gone? I can't believe my little one is now five months old! Mitchell is getting stronger everyday. He can pull his head forward to sit up, brings his hands to center, doesn't reach but can grasp objects... what else? He weighs 12 pounds. (sorry the pics aren't that great I did them quickly with 2 little helpers just for his 5 month celebration)
no smiles yet, but I could get him to look towards me by calling his name
I put my foot in this picture so you could have a point of reference.
Here he is showing off his strength from tummy time
I know this isn't the best picture of Mitchell, but this is what he looks like most of the time. He's fussing, but not uncontrollably... just enough to feel like you need to hold him, so you do, ALL DAY!
Mitchell is such a sweet baby. He makes you work for his love, but when you earn it, he'll give it. He'll sleep a good 4-5 hour stretch at night. He loves warmth, being snuggled, bounced, rocked, and patted. He's a great conservationist and talks all the time. He is always happy to have his diaper changed, so we do it maybe too often.

We're still a little concerned about his vision. The neurologist wanted us to see a pediatric neuro- ophthalmologist, but we couldn't find one in Richmond. This doctor would specialize in brain eye development. We know that Mitchell has all the right structures to see, we're just wondering why his brain isn't letting him. So we're going to just see a pediatric ophthalmologist in town and see if that answers our questions. Our visit is on Monday and I think about it all the time. What if he wore glasses? wouldn't that just be too cute?

1 comment:

  1. What a sweetheart! I think Mitchell looks more like Reesa. He is such a cute baby! Are we going to see you guys at Christmas? I sure hope so! We sure miss you and we cant wait to meet Mitchell! I know Lucy will sure love him!