Tuesday, December 31, 2013

5 months.

Dear Henry,

You are such a big boy!  You have grown and developed so much over the past month!

We started feeding you solids when you turned 4 months, and in one month you have transitioned from a timid eater to a spoon-fed pro!  So far, you have tried rice cereal, oatmeal, squash and sweet potatoes.  You have liked everything you've tried so far, but sometimes it does take a few tries :)

You love being active.  You love standing up (with help from Mommy and Daddy.)  You have rolled over several times, although you still need something to kick off from.

You love your feet.  You hate your socks.  One of the funniest moments of this past month was during naptime.  You woke up early, so I decided to let you stay in your crib to see if you would fall back asleep, but I was watching closely on the monitor.  You pulled your feet up, pulled off one sock, then the other, and promptly fell back asleep...as if your socks were keeping you awake.  Funny boy!

You are talking up a storm!  So far, you can say a few consonants: m, b, g, w.  Most of the time, you stick with ooohs and aaaahs.  Sometimes when Mommy sings to you, you even sing along!

You are such a great sleeper.  Right now you sleep 10-11 hours at night, and take three good naps during the day.  You still don't love naptime.  When I'm rocking you before naptime you kick, you arch your back, you talk, you cry, you smile at me...all attempts to distract me from my purpose of putting you to sleep.

You have discovered Molly and Selby.  I'm sure you've seen them before, but recently you look at them and laugh or smile.  You especially love when Selby licks your hands.

You are ticklish.  Your tickle spots are under your neck, and on the back of your ribcage.  If we tickle you, you just scream with delight.

You are definitely teething.  You drool everywhere, all over your shirt.  Sometimes you seem to be crying for no reason, but you stop if I massage your gums.

You are VERY easily distracted.  When I feed you, sometimes I have to turn out all the lights or cover your head with a blanket.  If the tv is on in the same room, you will stop whatever you are doing to watch it.  I finally caved and let you watch your first movie.  It was only because the cleaning ladies were here and we needed something to do while we were temporarily kicked out of your room.  We watched Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and it was the perfect length to keep your attention.

We love you so much!  Every month gets better and better.  We feel so lucky to be your parents!


Mommy (and Daddy)

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