As we celebrated the last day of 2014…Tess celebrated turning 5 months old! She turned 5 months old on December 31st!
Using What to Expect the First Year
here is where Tess is in comparisons with “the norms” for her age:
At five months old Tess can do all the things a baby her age should be able to do including:
- hold head steady when upright
- on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms
- pay attention to an object as small as a raisin
- squeal in delight
- reach for an object
- smile spontaneously
- smile back when you smile
- grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers
- keep head level with body when pulled to sitting
She can also do almost all the things a five month old will probably be able to do including:
- roll over at least one way
- bear some weight on legs
- say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combinations
- turn in the direction of a voice
She is not yet making a “razz” (wet) sound. My kids just don’t really do this?
She cannot yet do the one thing that babies her age may possibly be able to do and that’s sit unsupported. I haven’t attempted it with her, but I’m confident in saying she can’t yet do it!
Tess can do most of the things a baby her age may even be able to do including:
- stand holding onto someone or something (only someone at this point)
- work to get a toy out of reach
- pass a cube or other object from one hand to another
- look for dropped object
Somethings she cannot yet do from the may even be able to do category include:
- pull up to standing position from sitting
- object if you try to take a toy away
- rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in fist
- babble, combining vowels and consonants such as ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da
I love everyday with this sweet precious girl!!!