Monday, August 15, 2011

5 Months!

Parker,
Your 5th month has been a little trying but overall good.  We started solids and so far you are loving it!  You open your mouth when the spoon comes and gobble it down (along with your fingers :).  And sometimes you just like to chew on the spoon. 

Your hair is getting so long, but just on the top.  If we spiked it it would look like a mohawk!  You have become very observant...you watch Daddy as he mows the lawn and watch Sully as he races around the house.  Talk, talk, talk...you talk all the time and you are loud...I guess you get that from Daddy.  You love anything that makes noise...like a plastic bag, or a bag of chips, bells, your light up toys. You grab anything in your reach!  You have got really good at pulling mommy's hair and earrings...I only wear studs now.  Your nails grow like weeds.  We have just went up to size 2 in diapers.  You are still wearing 3 month clothes, although you can fit into some 3-6 month clothes like pants.  It won't be long though and you will grow out of them lengthwise, definitely not width...you are still pretty lean.

Sleeping is where the trouble has come in :)  You definitely take the best naps in no better place but...your mommy's arms.  Don't get me wrong, I love to cuddle with you but....I have to get things done around the house (or attempt to make cute crafts).  You take most of your naps still in your swing unless we are out and about, which most of the time we are.  Then you fall asleep pretty quickly in your car seat.  You always take a nap around 10ish and then around 1ish.  After that it usually varies....somewhere between 4 and 8ish.  Then you usually are ready for night night around 9:30-10ish.  I rock or nurse you to sleep, lay you down in your crib, and it never fails...you wake around 2 hours later.  Sometimes I can get you back in your crib to sleep a little longer without waking, but usually you end up in bed with us :)  Then you still wake about every two hours for no particular reason...maybe the boogie monster.  Oh well, maybe someday you will sleep through the night again.  And maybe someday you will feel safe enough to sleep the whole night in your crib.

Other than that you are truly a joy.  Many of our friends have either had trouble getting pregnant, have had a miscarriage, or some other hurdle and although we feel very sorry for their struggles and pray for them everyday, at the same time it makes us appreciate you even more and realize the surreal gift God has blessed us with.  For whatever reason He wanted us to have you when we did and we are trying to capture each moment you do something new and each day we get to hug you and see that sparkle in your eyes. 

Only a few more weeks until you are 1/2 year old...may have to throw you a party :)  Love you more than you can ever know!

Love, Mommy

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After this we learned not to play with spoons :)

2 comments:

  1. It's just reassuring he won't do this when he is 16. Hopefully!

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  2. I can't stop watching this clip! Parker has grown so much and is so doggone cute! He's got the best mommie in the world that keeps us posted so often!

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