You are 5 months old! You are a very busy and active little boy. No longer can I lay you in one place and get housework done. You are rolling and scooting around. I will put you on your play mat, look away, look back, and you are off the mat onto the rug. We just can't take our eyes off of you (and I know this is only the beginning of that!). You are talking so much. You wake up in the morning talking to your animals on your mobile and you get so excited when I come in to get you. You are eating rice cereal, pears, apples, bananas, peaches, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, and green peas. So far, everything has been a big hit! You are already trying to get the spoon to feed yourself, thus making a gigantic mess! We have started you on formula and you are taking it great. You actually haven't had a single episode of gas or any negative side effect. Thankfully, you are a very adaptable baby!
This is such an incredibly fun phase. I don't know if I have ever met a happier baby (your cousin, Graham, is a very close second though!). If you cry, there is a specific reason, and as long as we can figure it out and address it, you are happy as can be. We have a pretty good night time routine right now. Bath time is around 7 (Daddy always bathes you). You LOVE bath time! Splashing, squealing, and smiling always occur. After your bath, Daddy gets you all ready for bed, rocks you for just a bit, then lays you down for the night. You are doing really well (at bed time and nap time) laying down while you are still awake and putting yourself to sleep. That has been a huge blessing because it has helped us really set a bedtime for you, as well as a rough nap schedule. Nap time occurs anywhere, which is nice when we are running errands. You took another plane trip. We went to Arkansas to attend your second cousin Emily's wedding showers. Almost everyone in the family got to see you. You did great on all the legs of the trip. I hadn't experienced changing your diaper on the plane until the very last flight. You had THREE poopy diapers within 20 minutes. It's a good thing I'm seasoned at changing diapers in my lap!
You have had several visitors over the last couple of months. Aunt Mandy came and visited, as well as Uncle Willy and Aunt Darlene. Then Uncle Dusty and Aunt Angela came! Not to mention Grandpa Bill and Grandma Gloria! You are quite the attraction down here. :-)
Also, we just celebrated your Daddy's first Father's day!! We started the day with breakfast in bed for him, then he opened his presents and we revealed the rest of the plans for the day: Sea World! Daddy loves marine life, and since we could get in for free since he is active duty military, it was the perfect way to spend the day. He told you all about the different sea life we saw. You did so great and even napped in your stroller while we ate lunch and Daddy rode a roller coaster.
You are weighing in at 17 pounds and are wearing 6 month clothes! You have definitely started packing on the weight since starting foods and formula. You turn your head to us if we say your name. You love to interact with everyone. The other day, you stared at a woman who was sitting near us until she looked at you and smiled, then you gave her the biggest grin. Your gorgeous blue eyes, blonde hair, and precious grin cause everyone who sees you to stop! I absolutely adore being your mommy. I love it when you snuggle up to me and how you completely light up when you see me!
We are so blessed to have you as our son. We do not take a single day for granted because we know these precious days won't last for long.
I love you, little man!