You are now five months old. It seems like we waited so long to meet you and now the time is just flying by. We are so in love with you and you have truly filled our lives with happiness.
You have learned to make so many new noises this month. You love to shriek and squeal, and you can be quite loud when you do it! You have also figured out how to suck air into your throat to make fun noises. You have mastered blowing raspberries as well.
This month you have enjoyed playing in your jump-a-roo and you also like to play in your new exersaucer. You can work all of the toys in your exersaucer including pushing the buttons to play music. You also like to play with many of your other toys especially if you can get them into your mouth! You have much better coordination now and you can get those toys right to your mouth with no problem!
You have mastered rolling over and you can roll both ways very easily. It only took you about 3 days to really figure out how to do it! We can't leave you anywhere now, because you just roll and roll! When you are on your stomach, you are starting to scooch across the floor and you are beginning to bring your knees up under yourself. We're sure it won't be long until you are crawling!
You went swimming for the first time this month and you LOVED it! Mom even dunked you twice and you were such a champ about it. We figured you would like swimming because you like your bath so much! Speaking of your bath, you have figured out how to make a "waterslide" in your tub by pushing off on your feet and sliding. You definitely keep us on our toes!
You have continued to be an excellent sleeper and you are now asleep by 7:15 most nights and we wake you up at 6:00 in the morning. We are so thankful that you enjoy your bed and you enjoy sleeping! For the past couple of weeks, you have woken up around 4:45 squealing and talking away in your crib. When we go in, you are kicking your legs, smiling away and so happy to see us. We usually bring you into bed with us and you fall right back to sleep. We love that snuggle time with you, Little Man!
You still really enjoy going to the babysitter and have lots of fun playing with all of the other kids there. You always smile when we drop you off and you are waiting for us with a smile when we pick you up. It is so nice to know that you are so well taken care of while we are at work!
The biggest milestone this month, is that you have started solid food. You were just hungry all of the time, and you were waking at night for feedings. We tried some food to see if you would take it, and you opened your mouth wide and gobbled it right up. You have had rice cereal, oatmeal, squash, sweet potato, pears, bananas, and apples. We feed you in the morning and also in the evening. You absolutely LOVE eating "real" food and you are much happier with more substance in your belly!
You wore 3-6 month clothes for the entire month. You still wear Size 2 diapers.
You didn't have a doctor's appointment this month to get your official stats, but we figure you are about 14.5 pounds now.
You are the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we love watching you grow and change each and every day. You have filled our lives with so much happiness and joy. We are blessed to have you in our lives, Drew.
With all our love,
Mom and Mama