Five Months

On your five month birthday...
Your stats:
Weight: 13 lbs 8 oz
Height: 25 inches
Diapers: Size 2
Clothes: You can still wear some 0-3 months, but you are mostly in 3-6 months and a few 6-9 months...mainly just sleepers though.
Sleep: Completely the same as your 4 month update. (bedtime at 8 and usually awake by 6:30 or 7)
Feeding:You still nurse every 3-4 hours AND you eat one pureed fruit and one pureed veggie everyday!

What you are up to:

-You have learned how to blow raspberries. It is SO cute! After you do it, you suck your bottom lip in, tilt your head back and look at me as if you were saying "Was that funny Momma?".

- You had pureed green beans for the first time on February 5th. You weren't too sure of the texture and made this funny little continuous "ahhh" sound in between each bite. You are a pro now! You had your first fruit (pears) on February 21st. So far, you've tried green beans, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots, butternut squash, yellow squash, apples, bananas and pears. I think your favorites are peas, sweet potatoes and apples.

-Aunt Tiffany watched you for the first time on February 7th while I went to the dentist. She was your first babysitter!! You slept and cried pretty much the whole time. I think you are still in your phase of "only Mommy and Daddy will work". Someday you will beg to go to Aunt Tiffany's!

-Sometimes you and Daddy dance around your room before bedtime. It is precious!

-Drum roll please............You made it through your first full Sunday of nursery without having to be paged!! Even the nursery workers were ecstatic for you! They said it was like a flip switched because you didn't cry at all! We were so proud that I immediately wrote in your baby book when we got home! We will see if this continues! :)

-You had your first Valentine's Day. We always say that everyday should be Valentine's day, so we don't normally do much. This year was a little different. Daddy got you your first rose and a really sweet card. Momma got you a card, too! Daddy gave me flowers and Lady and the Tramp on DVD because I have never watched it all the way through. I gave him a ring of 52 cards giving him 52 reasons why I love him. Daddy grilled steak and Momma made chocolate cheesecake. It was one of the sweetest times we've had with you so far. We took a long time to enjoy our dinner in, read our cards and soak up time as a family before we put you too bed. I can still picture it...cards, flowers, glasses of wine, the bumbo, laughter, tears, a pacifier, the DVD, the 52 love cards, white dinner plates with only the juice of the steak left, a toy or two to keep you occupied...all decorating our table. It has left such a vivid snapshot in my mind.

-Daddy and I went on our first date night without you. We put you to bed and then Ashlee came over while we enjoyed a nice dinner at Genghis Grill. Yum!

-Anytime you are laying on your back, you immediately put your toes in your mouth! (I think you are starting to teeth.)

-You still love Big Momma Duck and the Devil song. If you are screaming and we start to sing either of those songs, you almost always calm down instantly until the song is over...then you go back to crying unless we start again. It is commical!

-You saw Ron Paul when we went to his Campaign Rally at the Capitol.

-This was also your first leap year!

-You are trying to figure out how to get things that are in front of you. If you see something you want, you automatically start raising both of your arms like a zombie and your eyes get really big until we give it to you.

-If you hear a loud noise while your nursing, you normally stop nursing and turn your head toward me until I tell you its okay or smile. Once you feel confident that all is okay, you go back to nursing.

We love you, baby squirrel!