Dearest Baby J –
On Tuesday you turned 5 months (I had realized this month that I was counting months incorrectly. I was using 4 wks = 1 month, but that is not entirely correct, so now I am doing it based on date, duh)! From 4 months to 5 months was am amazing time!
Not only are you still unbearably adorable, you sleep and eat, and use your hands, and play with your feet, and love to jump, and love to grab, and roll around, and smile so charmingly, and love to hear your voice (squeak squeak!), and love to pull on my hair, and love to pull on dad’s hair (on head and in armpits!), and it has just been so fun this month!
We practice sitting up everyday, along with doing baby yoga and singing (so much singing! good thing you don’t mind that my voice is always off tune!) and reading. You are much more attentive when we read to you – you love some Dr. Seuss! and you love to touch and scratch things – I think you just like to feel anything and everything around you.
You can still get a little fussy when you are over tired. But you are just a baby, so if that is the worst of it, that is fine. This month there were hardly any times I remember being at my wits end. I think you sleeping through the night (so I get to sleep through the night as well!) really helps. Everyone does better with more sleep. And you do have an adorable sad face – where you stick out your cute bottom lip. Luckily you’ve really only shown that less than a dozen times. and mainly when dad is trying to sing Twisted Sister to you (I’d cry too!).
Everyone comments on what a happy and calm baby you are. and usually that you seem so deep in thought. You give all my mommy friends baby envy, especially with your great night sleeping.
You are getting so big! I look at pictures of when we first brought you home and you barely look like the same baby. I guess you were a new newborn then and now you are no longer a newborn, but an infant. Your rubberband wrists (wrists so chubby it looks like there are rubberbands where they connect to your arms) seem to be thinning out a bit. You are really tall! and have big, fat feet. You don’t like your shoes as they are too tight across the top!
You love seeing your friends at storytime and when we get together for playgroup. You are the littlest one, but love to just watch and smile at everyone.
Now when we change you, you want to be grabbing at everything around you. and you are squirming all around. Sometimes when I put your down for tummy time, you are able to inch worm your way for a little bit. I dreamed the other night that you started walking, before you could even sit up! I asked people (in my dream), if that was possible. and they all said, highly improbable, but possible. and I knew that since you are such a super baby, of any baby you would be the one able to do such a thing.
You loved meeting your cousin little E as well as Aunt H and Uncle M. They will be shocked when they see you again, as you have grown up so much! And Aunt Yarbs love to see you as much as possible. She is also keeping you dressed as a hip little baby! and PoPo, of course, can’t get enough of you. She calls and only wants to know how her little JJ is doing.
Your dad and I have had such a great time with you so far. You are an amazing little guy – so many of my dreams have come true with you. I am so excited for this next month and for all the years down the road. I love you more than you can ever imagine.