April 16, 2008
At 5 months, well actually at the end of the fourth month, you decided you must learn how to crawl! You are so close. You get up on your knees and rock and get very frustrated that you can't propel yourself yet. I can't believe you'll be crawling soon. You're just a little bitty baby.
You are so strong and you insist on jumping at every opportunity. You like us to hold under your armpits so you can bounce yourself silly. Our arm muscles sure get a work out. When I carry you, you will not face over my shoulder towards the back. You bend yourself awkwardly to be front facing. It is really hard to hold you. You are so interested in everything and you just love to see what we are doing.
There are lots of ticklish spots on your upper body, even your face. Your deep laugh is so cute. Sometimes you even laugh if we just say some random word repeatedly. You like watching Caribou and Sadie roam through the house now. They catch your attention a lot and you so want to grab them. They are too fast for you…now. They'd better watch out soon though.
This week has brought an unwelcome change in our routine. You've forgotten how to nap (again). I lay you down the same way I have always and you just scream and scream. I rock. I sing. I bounce. You just won't have it. As I write this you are slumbering in the Moby. You are so heavy little man I don't think I can do this too much longer. I hope this sleep disturbance is just related to the crawling attempts and soon (very soon?) you'll go back to peaceful napping. I've given up on you sleeping quietly through the night. That just isn't for you. But my love, you must take some naps. You have a new preference when you do sleep lately, you must have some fabric (my shirt or your blanket) wrapped around your hand and smooshed in your face. I'm worried you can't breathe, so I have to watch you until I'm sure you are out and then ever so carefully, unwrap your hand.
Your hair often looks red. Everyone says, "Oh, he has red hair?" I don't know if you do or not. It doesn't always look red. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. And of course you have giant blue eyes that everyone comments on too and your easy smile. People love you little boy.
You keep us busy and are a handful but you do have your chill moments. I can stand you in your immobile walker thing while I clean up the kitchen or mop the floors and you happily bang and mouth your toys while following my back and forth movements. You are nice company. You give me grins each time we make eye contact. I love you baby boy. Thanks for being mine.
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