Tuesday, August 26, 2008
ben at five months
Five months seems like a pivotal age: Daniel was five months old when I started taking him to Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes and first met the kids who would become his play group (and their parents who have become friends).
Daniel was also around five months old when we bought the Ergo and started wearing him around in it — and now Ben's neck is strong enough that I can wear him without the infant insert, and he loves it. Sometimes he naps in it; other times he just stares up at me with his wise little eyes and smiles. I love wearing him in it, too. I can walk around with my cane in my left hand and still have my right hand free to carry a cup of tea (carefully) or water the garden. And in a small way, it lets me feel a closeness with him that I had missed from having to wean him from breastfeeding so early.
In another month or two, we'll be feeding him solids, and he'll be sitting up by himself. He's growing up right under my nose. It seems like time is going by faster than it did with Daniel.