5 Months

Oh James, how fast you are growing up! I’m amazed everyday as you learn new skills and I see your bright personality develop.

You are so full of life so full of smiles, just a bucket full of sunshine everyday.

You are 27 inches tall (87th percentile) and weigh 16 pounds 2 ounces (47th percentile)!

You sleep from 6:30 to 7:30 and take at least three naps a day they vary in length and mostly depend on if the door bell is rung while you are asleep.

You LOVE sleeping with your monkey (and daddy).

Your favorite toy is still a burp cloth-ha!

You nurse 4-5 times a day and have a bottle before bed. Sometimes you drink four ounces at night and sometimes eight. It’s hard for me to pour milk down the drain as I feel am barely able to keep up with you!

The bumper has gone back in your crib because you squirm and roll all over. It amazes me how much you “travel” in your crib. You would wake up every night with both your feet stuck between different slats, so we added your bumper and keep a close watch over you. So far your face has not come near it and your feet no longer get stuck at night.

We spend a lot of time reading, singing, dancing, playing and flying everyday. One of your favorite songs is one I made up about how much you like to sing and dance all day and FLY all night.

Your favorite “real” song is Mahna Manha by the Muppets. You love it so much, and just like all babies do, you imitate the sounds you hear. So now there are far fewer baby ooohs and ahhs, just different forms of growling...all day everyday.

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Your favorite books are Llama Llama Wakey Wake and Peek a Boo Baby

You have really begun to enjoy tummy time, can pass toys back and forth between your hands, and are still getting used to your exercauser.

Our days are filled with smiles, laughs and giggles. Everyone tells me you are the happiest baby they've ever met. I hope what they see in you is the reflection of the pure joy and delight your daddy and I have for you. I hope you will always be happy and full of light. You make every moment I spend with you so special. I miss you when you take naps and sleep at night (but am also happy to have time to load the dishwasher and pick up after our adventures throughout the day, nap time is a good thing)!

This month had lots of firsts:

First non-scheduled trip to Dr Kelly. You are discovering all the noises you can make with your body, and one happened to be a very scary breathing noise. I couldnt decide if you were having trouble breathing or just having fun screaching, best to leave it up to the professionals. Diagnosis: Strider, which I also had as a child.

First time swimming

First time seeing the ocean

First time on a boat

First flight

Meeting your uncle Murphey.

First bee sting – that was NO FUN for all of us.

First Family Reunion

We now refer to you as Coo, check on Coo- "oh there he is, he is sooo cute, I can’t stand it!"


We love you!



1 comment:

Dee Stephens said...

I love his Peter Rabbit bedding. My family is doing a Peter Rabbit themed shower for me in Arkansas in a few weeks :)