Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5 months

Dear Cassius,

Five months! Really?  Already?  Yep.  Sure thing.  You are now over 5 months old and you continue to amaze me.  Let's see.. where are you now....

Right now you are sleeping, so we'll start with that.  You are starting to sleep like a champ (atta boy!!!).  You wake up at least once during the night to eat, but that's slowly going away.  You wake up a few other times too and sometimes (but not every time) you can get yourself back to sleep.  Your dad has been playing the part of "HeroDaddy" and going up to check on you.  He's doing a great job.  You are pretty darn consistent with a 6am wake up to feed.  That's one of my favorite times of the day because your dad brings you into our bed, you nurse and then we both fall back to sleep together.  We've been known to sleep past 9am if your dad is really quiet!

You are also starting to nap in your crib.  It all started with the intro of the lovey and it led to 2 long naps today!  You seem to prefer napping in there to the stroller or carseat now, which I think is a good thing.  You still love to be worn but you seem to prefer to look out.  Just today I wore you on my back on our walk and you seemed to dig it, until you fell asleep.

You still love being outside.  It will soothe you almost every time.  You've been hanging out on our newly sodded lawn and with your dad outfront.  You guys check out all the plants together.  Today you watched Sibley play with her ball in the grass and were completely blowing your dad off.  He was trying to sing to you, to tap your toes, anything... but you were fixated watching the dog.

You also love music.  Your Papa Ron loves to sing to you and you love to listen to him.  His newest song is "Shake, Rattle and Roll".  It sent you into giggles and Grandma caught it on video.  I can usually get you to giggle by flying you in the air and twisting you back down.

A couple of weeks ago, your dad was feeding you some solids (sweet potatoes, I think) and he got the giggles because you were trying to put the spoon in your mouth but were getting it everywhere but in your mouth.  He couldn't stop himself and you started to giggle too.  It was so freaking cute!

You kinda stopped rolling over from your belly to your back but you are almost rolling from your back to your belly.  You just haven't figured out how to move that last arm.  You are grabbing anything and everything.  We really have to watch you when you sit in your chair because you'll grab anything within reach (and your reach is bigger than I'd expect).  You are almost sitting.  You can sit for a couple of seconds, but then you topple over.  You do sit for quite awhile but you're all hunched over. 

Your new food faves are sweet potatoes.  We have started to use that to mix with other foods.  We're on to squash now which you seem to like most days. 

Your Mimi came to visit you this past weekend.  She didn't want to put you down.  I'm not sure Vic got a chance to hold you much.  We walked at Top of the World and a reporter took our picture.  I'll let you know if we make the headlines :)

You continue to light up my life everyday.  That first morning smile melts my heart. 

Love you little man,

Your Mama

1 comment:

doahleigh said...

He's so cute, how do you stand it?