Tuesday, October 11, 2011

5 months

Dear Alex,
5 months! Almost a half of a year already! I can’t believe it. You are such a happy baby. When you smile, your whole face lights and brightens up the room. Your current milestones are grabbing for things successfully and being able to prop yourself up on during tummy time and get your head up pretty far. You love to hold things, especially mommy’s hair! Eating is a whole different ball game this time around than with your brother. You are a champ with getting and keeping the cereal in your mouth and you open your mouth up right away when the spoon is coming closer.

You are still mostly sleeping in your car seat…I know, I know…bad mommy…but you are so content and relaxed and sleep so well (8 straight hours at night). For naps you sometimes sleep in your crib and we are hoping to transition you to full time crib this month. We’ll probably have to let you cry it out and it doesn’t mean we don’t love you…it will be harder for your dad and I (and Evan) than it will be for you. You are still a nursing champ and you still don’t like to have a wet/dirty diaper. Who does though?! J

You love to coo, giggle and laugh and hardly every cry or fuss. Alex, you are SO enamored with your big brother and Evan is so in love with you. I love watching the relationship between you two grow. You love to track him with your eyes and your head and smile whenever he talks to you. You weigh about 16 pounds and are wearing mostly 6-9 month clothes. You are still in size 3 diapers and have the gas of a 50 year old man. ;)

You are in love with the exersaucer and love to grab the toys and try to get them in your mouth. I can see your teeth starting to show through your gums…not sure when they will actually break through…hopefully soon. You are a drooling fool! I love looking into your blue eyes and seeing that smile appear.
We love you so much Alex James. Happy 5 months! Love, Mommy and Daddy