According to What to Expect the First Year:
By five months, your baby
…should be able to:
-hold head steady when upright CHECK
-on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms CHECK
-pay attention to an object as small as a raisin CHECK
-squeal in delight CHECK
-reach for an object CHECK
-smile spontaneously CHECK
-smile back when you smile CHECK
-grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers CHECK
-keep head level with body when pulled to sitting CHECK
…will probably be able to:
-roll over (one way) CHECK
-bear some weight on legs CHECK
-say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combination CHECK
-razz (make a wet razzing sound) CHECK
-turn in the direction of a voice CHECK
…may possibly be able to:
-sit without support FOR A SPLIT SECOND
…may even be able to:
-pull up to standing position from sitting WITH HELP
-stand holding on to someone or something CHECK
-object if you try to take a toy away DOES HOLDING ON TIGHT COUNT?
-work to get a toy out of reach CHECK
-pass a cube or other object from one hand to another CHECK
-look for dropped objects I DON’T KNOW
-rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist ONCE OR TWICE
-babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da HE DOES THE BA-BA-BA ONE SOMETIMES
I wonder why the book doesn’t mention his newest favorite passtime- yelling! If we ignore him or leave him alone for a bit, he starts to yell or shriek, sometimes even “calling out” to try and get us to come back.
In knitting news, here’s the latest progress on the Superman Costume. I’ve stalled here because I now need to chart out the upper body with the big S logo on it. Once I get around to that I will be able to continue. I love how it is coming out so far!
October 19, 2007 at 5:07 pm
That’s the cutest freaking costume I’ve seen yet!!!
October 20, 2007 at 9:37 pm
What a cute costume! It’s looking fantastic! The first photo of Jakob is amazing. What a gorgeous baby!
October 20, 2007 at 11:30 pm
Super cute costume – can’t wait to see it finished. If you want, I can sell the pattern in my shop! Let me know.
October 22, 2007 at 9:30 pm
That costume is going to be awesome! I also love the photo you posted at the top. The red really looks great!
October 23, 2007 at 2:01 pm
Love, love, love the costume. Are you going to knit a cape too?