Today, at the exact minute this post publishes, Brighton turns five months old. This month he's really begun grabbing for our cups and food. He has a better tan than all of us combined and he still laughs hysterically whenever something strikes him as humorous (which is often). He plays games like popping on and off the nipple while nursing and when he's sitting in my lap watching a movie or working at the computer, he flips his head upside down, looking at me at a funny angle, and begins laughing. He's still babbling like crazy, chewing on anything he can get his hands on, pulling his knees up while attempting to crawl, rolling any time left on the floor, and he does this very sweet singing when he's bored. Imagine us in bed, trying to fall asleep, and just as everyone is just almost konked out we hear this sweet tune: "Eeeee ahhhhh Oooooeeeeeeeeh. Ahhhhhhh ooooeeeeeh..." and on and on it goes while we attempt to suppress our giggles.
I love babyhood and all the learning that goes with it (on both ends). Brayla and Brandon adore their little brother--Brandon often sings and dances for him and he also asks to push him in the stroller. Brayla loves to hold Brighton and sing sweet made-up songs to him all the time. She said today, "Mommy, I hope Brighton and I fall in love one day." Yeah, we had to talk about that one. Heehee!
In many ways, I feel like we're still on our babymoon. Everything is still so much fun. Every day is full of many wonderful surprises.
Happy five months, Brighton! And now for pictures taken over the last month (click on the collage to see the pictures much larger).
Below is a video of me waking Brighton up yesterday morning. Poor babe is still swaddled tightly, but I thought you all might enjoy seeing how smiley and happy he is in the mornings and after each naptime.
I’m a joyful woman who wears many hats, including: wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter, cousin, friend, teacher, librarian, and follower of Christ. I’m also an ex-public school teacher turned SAHM turned unschooling mom. Our little midwestern family is tremendously grateful for the liberties we have to home school, homebirth, breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, non-circ, delay or not vaccinate, and utilize non-punitive, grace-based discipline. We work hard to keep up with the ins and outs of healthy living. It was painful, but we took the red pill and still continue to find new truths daily. I teach just a few short-courses for the local college each year, read and write book reviews and blog on the side. And if you must know, I have an undergrad in music (BA), a masters in library science (MLS), and a masters in educational technology (MEd).