5 Months!!!

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.

Love, Mummy


3 responses to “5 Months!!!

  1. JJ is so lucky to have a great parents and all the
    aunts, uncle , cousins… and we are so lucky to have him around to love and be loved…

  2. Yes, little JJ, I am so thankful that your mummy and daddy decided to move to Houston. I can’t imagine not being able to pop in to visit whenever I can. I love being around for the first months of your life and watch you grow bigger. You are the cutest baby ever and the apple of your auntie’s eye!

  3. LL Cool JJ,

    As usual, your Mummy is right! This has been a tremendous month of growth for you. You had a rash on your face earlier this month that your Mummy and I were worried about so we got you checked out by your Dr. They weighed you while you were there and you tipped they scales at 16 lbs 3 oz. You had gained more than 2 lbs in only three weeks. The new weight put you above the 50% range and with your long body you are really starting to look like a little boy and less like a baby. Your Mummy took you to a music class the other day and a woman with a 14 month old child asked how old you were. When Mummy said you were 5 months she asked if tall genes ran in our families as she thought you looked taller than her baby. Another woman at your story time had an 11 month old child and asked Tingaling the other day if she minded if she held you. She said you were so cute and good natured that she wanted to get her hands on you.

    You are a really cute little guy and there aren’t many folks that can pass you by without making a comment. We went out to breakfast this morning and an older man stopped at the table and said you were the most strikingly handsome little boy. You gave him your standard awe shucks grin. You have developed a patented move when folks complement you that you get a really big smile, turn a little red and then look away down at your belly. Almost seems like you are bashful. It’s a pretty good move buddy and folks think it is really cute so I suggest keeping it in your repertoire!

    You are a lot more interested in everything around you now. You really want to turn the pages of the book when we read together and get angry when I hold it just out of your reach. You really love your Jumperoo and spend about 45 minutes a day in their trying to jump up to touch the ceiling. You like to lie on your floor cushion and try to pull at the mobiles. You like your stuffed animals and seem intent to rip their arms off and eat their heads.

    Your getting much stronger as well. You like to stand in my lap and jump around and have been sitting on your own just a little as well.

    Keep up the good work little buddy. I love you very much.


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