Caden is 5 months old
At five months, Caden is quick to smile and giggle. He is easy going and fusses very little, as long as he's eating every three hours. He naps well some days and not so much other days. He can become a little monster at night when he wakes every 2-3 hours with nursing being the only thing that soothes him. We are currently working on breaking that habit which means the last few nights, I have been up with a screaming baby a couple of times for about 30 minutes each time. We tried letting him cry it out on his own, but he outlasts us. He doesn't seem to have a shut-off time like his older brother did. He is becoming more and more interested in the world around him. He can hold objects and get them to his mouth with no problem. He likes to suck on his fists but prefers the binky. He loves the binky when he gets tired. He also loves sucking on his toes and raising his legs in the air. Sometimes, he plays by raising his legs and then slamming them back down to the floor or by slapping his own belly with his hands. He is constantly running his nails over any and all surfaces to hear the sound it makes or to feel different textures (my chest has permanent claw marks). He especially likes scratchy-sounding surfaces, like the canvas on the stroller or the material of the big chair. He loves his big brother more than anything else. He sees Isaac and immediately smiles. If Isaac is in the room, Cade's gaze is fixed on him. This can be problematic when trying to nurse. He enjoys being outside which we are doing a lot more now that the weather has warmed up. He likes scrunching up his little bare toes in sand and grass. He is social and doesn't mind being handed off to new people. He hasn't had any food yet but will try rice cereal soon. He can sit up a bit with lots of support. He loves baring weight on his legs to stand, with help of course. He is a beautiful, bright-eyed, chubby little boy and brings us much joy.