Sunday, October 16, 2011

Liam at 5 months

Liam, sweet thing, you are five months old.  I’m not really sure how that happened, but it did. 

--You are wearing sixe 3 diapers and mostly 306 months clothing.  Some of your clothes are bigger, but that is just because most of your warmer clothes were purchased in a larger size.

--You are way fun—you like to smile and laugh and play a lot.  You love reading books and grabbing them and putting them in your mouth.  You also like to grab anything you can get your hands on—toys, hair, jewelery, Ollie, Ollie’s toys…really anything.  You just like to grab and taste.

--You take six ounces of formula about every 3 hours.  You are either incredibly easy to feed or incredibly difficult.  When you are easy, you just take your bottle like a champ.  When you’re difficult, it takes forever.  You like to use your hands to pull the bottle in and out of your mouth.  Sometmes you get excited and start smiling while we’re feeding you, and you end up spilling everything in your mouth all over.  You also had your first solids this month—oatmeal.  You seem to like the taste of it, and once I got it thick enough, you seem to eat it really well.

--You rolled over once a few weeks ago, but you haven’t repeated it.  You look really close, but then you get agitated and lay your head down and start screaming.

--I spent my first amount of time away from you—the first time I left you for more than a trip to the grocery store.  You stayed with Grandma and Granddad and Aunt Lauren and Daddy while I went to pick out a bridesmaid dress for Mariah’s wedding in April.

--You were a real trooper in a difficult month.  We weren’t home much, and you handled the chaos well.  You have been a light for us through a rough time, and we are so thankful for you.

--You also have a new favorite toy—an on-the-go Gentle Giraffe—it’s a stuffed animal giraffe that has sounds…a play sound, a calm sound, a relax sound, and a sleep sound.  The sleep sound is a waterfall that is a white noise.  It plays for 45 minutes, and you use it at every nap and bedtime—you LOVE IT.  It was an impulse buy at Target, and it’s your favorite.  Most mornings when you wake up, you talk and laugh and play with the giraffe until one of us (usually Daddy) comes to feed you.

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