January 28, 2011

~ 5 Months ~

Happy 5 months buddy!

I can't believe that you have been with us for 5 months. 5 months. I don't know how, but it seems like time has flown by and has taken it's sweet time all at once. Either way, I do know that they have been the best 5 months of my life.

I sit here typing this as you are entertaining yourself on the floor. You are having such a great time on your playmat. I don't think you have stop squealing and talking to your toys for the past 1/2 hour. You are so full of joy and I love seeing life through your eyes! You smile all of the time! At all of your toys. At every single person you meet. Especially at other babies and kids. I think you are going to be Mr. Social Butterfly as soon as you are able!

You are growing like a weed and I just want to slow. down. time. Slow it wayyyy down. I am so thankful that I am able to spend every day with you so I don't have to miss one little thing. I love your daddy even more so for allowing us this time together!

Your stats:
~ At 5 months old, you are wearing 6 month clothing and they are getting a little snug on you. If feels like I am always rearranging your clothes because you grow out of everything so quickly. You are still in size 3 diapers though.
~ You still take a 6 oz bottle every three hours during the day. Plus, you have rice cereal late morning or for lunch and a veggie around your last bottle for the day. So far all you have had is green beans and peas. You will eat both of them, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that you love them! We are going to try feeding you a mashed up guacamole this weekend!
~ You sleep through the night for 12 to 13 hours at a time. 6pm to anywhere from 6-7 the next morning. I would like to change your bedtime, however, to a little later. Your daddy would like to see you for more than just an hour a day and you also put a bit of a damper on our social life ;)
~ You had two over night stays with a babysitter this month!! You slept over at Mrs. Sue and Mr. Chris's house twice while we went to two different Military balls! We had a lot of fun, but I sure did miss you!
~ You are a pro at rolling over from your tummy to your back. We can't seem to keep you on your tummy at all now, but when you do, you are getting much stronger and can hold your head up so high to look at things!
~ You also sat up without my help for the first time. You don't last very long, but you're learning and you can't wait to be able to do it on your own. When you are laying down, I can see your little stomach muscles trying so hard to get you back up.. especially in the bathtub!
~ You are so curious about everything around you. So much so that it's getting hard to give you your bottle because it seems like you just cannot miss anything that may happen! You look around everywhere and drool all of your milk out.
~ You are taking three naps a day. The first one is about an hour and 1/2 after you wake up. Then another one in the morning and afternoon. I can very easily tell when you are tired now and you are usually able to put yourself to sleep within 10 minutes!
~You love your exersaucer and have figured out how to work almost all of the toys on there. We love to see you figure things out every day and we are both convinced that you are the smartest baby ever. It's so much fun to see you learn.
~ You have finally started to enjoy it when we read to you, so I've made that part of our daily routine. We lay on your bedroom floor together and read. You coo a lot while I'm reading to you and try to eat the book.
~ Speaking of eating... you've also discovered your feet. You love to grab onto them and try to eat your cute little toes :)
~ Your giggle is contagious and I could sit and listen to you laugh all day. You do laugh a lot, but you have started this screeching thing. You do this high pitched screech throughout a lot of the day. It's not an unhappy thing though, I guess you just can't contain your excitement!!
~ You do still like your TV and though I won't allow you to watch too much.. you do enjoy Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go, and The Backyardigans (really you would watch anything I'd put you in front of.. those are just my favorites actually)

We love you more and more each and every day. I think you are just perfect the way you are.. every one of your little features... your sweet, happy, outgoing little personality.. everything! God truly blessed us when he gave you to us!
Starting to take more than one take! Little wiggle worm

4 months


Charity said...

He is getting so big! He is absolutely precious!!

Michelle A'etonu said...

happy 5 months drew! you're growing way too fast. i'm sure it's breaking mama's heart.

C. E. Welch said...

I love the backyardigans! J comments on how crazy and psycho some of the kids shows these days are. I think it's good to limit what they watch, and especially good to make sure mom and dad can handle watching them, too!

I can totally hear your voice in my head when I read this. :)

Just Ask Beth said...

Just an angel..I heart him so much and you too!! I must say I am very impressed with your mommy skills, sleeping is have the battle and you have clearly mastered this!! Way to go.. xoxo

Jen said...

What a little sweetheart, so precious!