You are 5 months old today and you feel like 8 months. You are a big boy and while I don’t think you weigh more than Leah did at this age, I definitely carry you more than I carried her. Part of that had a lot to do with the fact that she was already at the nursery full-time by the time she was 5 months old.
You are just so delicious though and you smile more and more and laugh even more these days. Mostly you laugh at your sister but I get a decent amount of smiles. You are not afraid to give your smiles to everyone you meet when we go to the club. Everyone is enamored with you and rightfully so.
You grab everything now and try to put it in your mouth. That means we have to make sure what we give you is ok to suck on. You have also started grabbing at your hair and it is a little worrisome as you are creating a bit of a bald spot. Eek! I hope it is a passing phase.
I apologize for not getting your on your tummy more. I am afraid the lack of tummy time has made tummy time a bit more frustrating for you than it would be at this point but I am working on it and I definitely want to get your crawling before walking.
I also want to apologize for letting your head getting kind of flat. I am convinced it happened because you slept in the same position pretty much every night for the first three months of your life and your head is super squishy still so it formed a little flat spot. On the bright side, you did not have an issue with SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and you will have a head shaped like daddy’s! (It doesn’t affect intelligence so you are good to go!)
Sleep is not an issue for you but it is for me these days. I have gotten you into the bad habit of needing a to be nursed in order to go back to sleep when you wake up at night. I have to get you a pacifier ASAP!
You have become my little companion this past month while Leah goes to her workshops at the military club. You typically take a nap but if you don’t we sit and play in the shade.
I look forward to getting up in the morning because I know that I am going to get a smile from you. I also know we are going to get lots of kisses and hugs from your sister too.
I am looking forward to going back to work in another week but I am also a bit sad. I have truly enjoyed having more time to watch you grow and the time has passed so quickly this time around. I think it is because I know there will be no more siblings after you and so I am trying to soak up the little moments as much as possible. You have given me perspective and I am trying to soak up the moments with your sister as well. You will soon be walking and talking and bopping around like her. I need to take advantage and get in all the hugs and cuddles I can before you wriggle away from me and respond with a “mooooom, I’m busy”.
Love you to the Sun,