Ben: 5-Month Check-In

Baby Benjamin has come a long way in the last 5 months — from a bright-eyed newborn (stuck in a hip dysplasia brace for 23 hours each day) to an alert and responsive baby who smiles when he sees your face.

Now he’s hitting the 5-month milestone, which I remember as being a huge developmental leap for Noah. And it’s been a pretty significant change for Ben, as well:

  • Recognizing Familiar Faces

    Recognizing Familiar Faces

    I see Benjamin pretty much every day, and I’m always greeted with wide eyes and a big smile — a knowing smile, as if he remembers me. My mom (Ben’s Grandma) was away for a few days, and their reunion was just the sweetest — with him patting her face with the the biggest smile, as if to say “WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?”

  • Sitting


    He’s in the beginning stages of sitting up all on his own! Like a real baby!

  • ...Except Not Quite

    ...Except Not Quite

    He practically face planted after this picture was taken — so those little abs need a little more strengthening. We’ve all been so impressed at how Ben’s been hitting his milestones despite being braced for the first four months of his life.

  • Teething/Drooling


    The drooling and the mouthing? Such classic 5-month-old behavior. That first tooth can’t be too far away.

  • Changes in Sleep Habits

    Changes in Sleep Habits

    Maybe it’s because of the teething, but he’s been waking up more frequently and having a harder time getting down to sleep. He sure does love sleeping in his Boba baby carrier, though. (My sister hasn’t made the move to the crib yet.)

  • Finding His Voice

    Finding His Voice

    Ben’s been playing with his newfound voice, occasionally coming out with these high-pitched squeals.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Personality

    Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Personality

    It’s incredible how early we can see solid personality characteristics — especially in their expressions and demeanor. I can’t wait to watch it to develop throughout the next few months.

Gosh, isn’t he just the CUTEST?

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