So, My little 5 month old has started playing a couple of games that I wasn't expecting him to play for a while. The first is "I drop something and you pick it up", This has been going on for a few days, at home it is no problem and I really don't pick up what he drops- but he sure laughs when he sees and hears things hit the ground. Usually toys or empty plastic bowls. But yesterday at Ikea he kept dropping his toy lamb. I would hear the little laugh, look around to see where Lamby was and of course, give it back to baby, a few minutes later I would hear the little laugh again. At one point we lost Lamby, it took 10 minutes of backtracking through the store to find him again. Grandma T. told me I should put a string around the toys that are used in this game, that way if I don't notice that it has been thrown it won't be lost forever.
Another game he has started to play is- "I can feed myself"He grabs at the spoon, making it very hard to feed him, I gave up for a while and took these pictures. At first he was amazed that I had let go of the spoon and he admired his prize. Then he started chewing on the spoon. I figure if he could talk, he would be saying,"See, I do it myself"
Something else that has surprised me about my 5 month old is that he is a lot less sleepy. For the past few months I have put him down for a nap within an hour and a half of him waking up from the previous nap. Most of the time he went to sleep easily and would sleep for at least 45 minutes but sometimes up to 3 hours. He has started to tell me No to these frequent naps and he is not cranky and tired so I figure he just doesn't need them. I am hoping that we have hit the period where we start the Morning, Noon and maybe Afternoon nap cycle, I just have to figure out when those optimum nap times are. Any Ideas?