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!
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.