Friday, October 14, 2011

5 Months Old Already??

This is an email that I sent to my husband (he is underway right now). Copy & Paste is so much easier than writing an entire blog about what I just wrote in an email!


"Cant sleep! Writing another one...

Our little boy is officially 5 months old!!! Well actually.. not for another 16 hours... but anyway, I just wanted to go over some accomplishments with you! Hank has grown so much going from 4 to 5 months old.. it just really amazes me every day!

Lets see, he did lots of "firsts".. first flight (and second too), first wedding & reception, first tooth.. but i actually dont know if it counts because you cant see it! I can feel it every time he bites on my finger but its just a corner of his tooth and its barely poking through (he hates when i try to look at it)... anyway, he also has had several play dates and made some baby friends, he now likes Sesame Street and The WonderPets (as opposed to JUST yo gabba gabba), he can roll from back to tummy AND from tummy to back, he can almost SIT by himself!! I can prop him up and he can sit by himself for a few seconds until he decides to go for a toy or wiggle when he is excited! I cant wait to show you how close he is to sitting by himself! Its amazing (and scary, we might need to do more baby proofing)! He can even scoot and rotate himself on the floor. He can easily transfer toys from one hand to the other. He can jump in his bouncy jungle thing for like, 30 minutes and not get frustrated or tired! He can munch on his toes (and he does.. ew). He is very strong. He can support all his weight on his legs easily, he stands up holding my hands several times a day, it has become part of play time. He LOVES to hear me count slowly to five! even if I dont do anything when I get to five! Lol. Loves being tickled on his sides & ribs! Loves to play peek-a-boo when he is in his jumpy thing and "where's mommy" when he is in his crib (i duck down where he cant see me). Loves being "super baby." First turd! I know talking about baby poop is weird but he has been pooping actual turds (stinky ones)! And thats because he has had his First Solid foods! He has eaten rice, peas, squash (his favorite by far), and today avocado! I am going to have to find some organic squash somewhere! I took a video of him eating avocado today, its cute. First story time at a library (that was fun)! First time being babysat by someone he didnt know at all (jenn when i went to the casbah). First time getting sick :( First time going to the ER :( (hopefully the LAST! ..yeah right). He can say more consonants and can blow spit bubbles. He only eats about every 4 to 5 hours now! Its pretty awesome. I can get several things done sometimes before he is hungry again! Took his first bath with other kids in there with him (aunt gracie and aunt libby). And now I HAVE to give him an interesting toy when I change his diaper or else he will get very upset with me for blocking him from his toes. He also tries to roll off the changing table now. He has a "bedtime routine."

His bedtime routine:
- eat dinner (baby food)
- quiet play time (we sometimes skip this one, depends what time it is)
- bath time, then pajamas
- mommy milk
- crib for the night

Well, you got a pretty good Henry update! I think you now know about as much as I do! I just feel like I need to tell you a lot because "just turned 4 months old" Henry is so different than "just turned 5 months old" Henry is!! I need you to be prepared when you get back, or at least I want you to know what to expect. We both love you so much. Goodnight sweetheart. I am up way too late now..."

And an update on myself - I have lost all my pregnancy weight with the exception of like, 3 pounds. But pretty much all my old clothes fit, so yay!! I am just picky about shirts since I am still breastfeeding my little one. I started training as a DOULA!!! I am REALLY excited about it. I really think I will be good at this. Maybe I shouldnt have said I'm "training" ...I am reading. Just reading. But in November I have some classes and after that I will be a "trained birth doula" and can start attending births to get my certification! It feels good to be working toward a career goal. Especially a flexible one like becoming a doula. I have always been spontaneous, I think I can handle being "on call" for pregnant women all the time, just as long as I have a babysitter! I will update you on my doula stuff once I've taken the workshop classes.

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