I’ve given up on 52 weeks. For this year. Maybe next year I’ll have it together enough to keep up. For now, I’m a few days late on this little man’s 5 month birthday. So, my dear son, at 5 months old you:
*Are a brave and valiant sleep fighter. Each night you battle for several hours, until drifting into dreamland.
*Do not really care for any purees, so we will just stick to baby-led weaning from here on out.
*Nurse like a newborn round the clock–every two hours or less!
*Weigh over 21 pounds.
*Like to laugh. No really, especially when the end of the day comes, you start to laugh at everything. It’s pretty cute.
*Like being worn a good portion of the day.
*Love being upside down. Maybe you can show me how to not be afraid of inversions one day.
*Try to fit the whole world in your mouth. Teething much?!
*Are fascinated with light–sunlight, ambient light, flourescent light, all lights you love. In the dark you get wide-eyed and quiet. You keep doing that baby–seek out the light and keep your eyes peeled in the dark.
* Like music, all kinds, but have a major appreciation for rap and hip hop. You like rhythm I think. You also like Dr. Suess books for the same reason.
*Still hate tummy time. In fact, you know how to roll over now, so if you are on your tummy for more than a minute or two, you grin and roll over. I am worried you will walk before you crawl at this rate.
In fact I worry about you all the time. It’s part of love. My love for you grows everyday, and I love seeing the world through your eyes all over again. You are the greatest miracle and biggest blessing I have ever known.