5 months…

Little E is 5 months old!  As of his 4-month check-up he weighed in at just over 19 lbs and is 27.5 inches tall, which puts him in the 99th and 93th percentiles for weight and height, respectively.  He’s a big dude!

He is babbling non-stop, starting to sit up on his own, and rolling from back to tummy effortlessly!  He is social and snuggly, and he may have shown us a glimpse of his budding sense of empathy already!  We had a playdate with some friends last week; they have 3 girls who are 4, 2.5, and 8 weeks.  We had propped Emery and the 8-week old up so that they were facing each other and checking each other out.  E just smiled and smiled at her, and wouldn’t stop studying her sweet face.  After a few minutes of this, the 8-week old’s middle sister bounded onto the couch and accidentally scratched her sister on the face.  The little 8-week old scrunched up her face and started crying.  E looked at her and stuck out his lower lip in the most pathetic pout ever, and started sobbing.  It was so clearly an empathic response to what happened, and I was so struck with how early this sort of thing emerges.  It truly is amazing.

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