5 Months, Still Cute

Desmond is more like a real boy every day. I can't get over how much he's changing.
On hands and knees - getting ready to crawl away?
(This is not the position one should assume on a changing table, by the way.)
Contentedly imitating a beaver.
A new, wondrous toy. He LOVES the exersaucer (thanks Shaina!)

5 Month Checkup

On March 7 the boy had his 5 month checkup. He got 2 shots - Polio and Hep B. We were finally able to tell the doctor that Desmond was sleeping in his bassinet at night, instead of on Ron, which made us feel good about ourselves. (It's something we've been working on since, oh - birth).

Checkup Stats:

Birth: 7 lbs. 0 oz.
Nov. 07: 10 lbs. 9 oz.
Dec. 06: 12 lbs. 11 oz.
Jan. 10: 14 lbs. 0 oz.
Feb. 13: 15lbs. 4 oz.
Mar. 07: 16 lbs. 0 oz.

Birth: 19 3/4 inches
Nov. 07: 22 3/8 inches
Dec. 06: 23 1/4 inches
Jan. 10: 24 3/4 inches
Feb. 13: 26 inches
Mar. 07: 25.5 inches
(Yes, according to the nurse, he shrank. Yet his clothes tell a different story. Makes one wonder about the accuracy of these measurements, hmmm?)

Head Circumference
Oct. 18: 36.5 cm.
Nov. 07: 38.5 cm.
Dec. 06: 40.5 cm.
Jan. 10: 41.0 cm.
Feb. 13: 43.0 cm.
Mar. 07: 44.5 cm.

Laughing Desmond

It is ridiculous what I will do to entertain that little man. Embarrassing, really.

Video Blitz

Desmond can roll over...

And he can eat his toy while sitting up...

But don't mess with him because he can throw down...