Happy 5 Month Birthday today! I've been so excited to write this letter because of how much fun I've had with you this past month. What a change from the month before! Your fourth month has been one of answered prayers and exciting new firsts. Our first answered prayer was getting you on some medicine that worked! We switched your reflux medicine to Prevacid and you've been a different boy, so much happier without all the pain!
This month also marked many firsts for you too which has been so fun to experience. The best was your first laugh. You thought that silly bug going "buzzz" was the best. You learned to hold your head up and do it really well when you're laying on your boppy. It's still tough when you're completely flat but you don't mind trying.
You spent your first time really being outside and you love it! Like most kiddos I think you're going to be an outside boy. We try to spend time out there everyday now and you love looking at everything and hearing all the nature noises. You also started eating cereal this month, such a big boy! It's amazing how much you've changed in just one month. You started gaining weight and filling out those tiny clothes of yours. I'm excited that you can start wearing some of your 3-6 month clothes now. Our 0-3 have lasted forever but probably not much longer now.
You do have a few favorites now too. You still love changing table time and give us the best giggles and smiles when we change you. You especially love "naked time" and kick kick kick like crazy if I let you lie naked for few minutes. You also love it when we say "IIIIII'm gonna getcha!" We don't really have to do anything else but say that excited and hold our hands up like a tickle. You go nuts. And, you like it when daddy throws you in the air too. We just have to be careful when we pick to do that because it inevitably involves some spit-up. You got your daddy in the mouth the other day, which mom thought was priceless. Grossed dad out a bit.
You also love your froggy, the little stuffed toy from your excersaucer. You try to bite his head off but you do love him and will talk very loud when he falls on the floor. The fact that you have a favorite toy means you're growing up and I'm loving watching you change and grow. You're also going through a little "momma's boy" phase as dad likes to call it. You do love your momma and love to play with me, which makes sense since we spend all our time together. Of course I love it that you love me, but we're working on loving others too. A couple of times this month you've screamed your little head off when given to someone else(like Gigi and Aunt Haylie). Even sometimes when dad's playing with you, he has to work hard to get you to take your eyes off your momma. Next month we're going to try to play with others more so you can learn it's okay to not always be in your momma's arms.
Which reminds me of another favorite thing you do. Sometimes before your nap or before bedtime, when I'm reading you a story, instead of looking at the pages, you look right up at me and watch me as I read you the words. Ohhhh, this just melts mommy's heart! To see the love in your little eyes, times like that are what I will store forever in my memory. I love you so much, and daddy does too. We love playing with you and watching you learn new things. I know that each month will bring so many more new things you can do. We're so proud of you!
Happy five months sweet one!
Mar 20, 2009