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.
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!