Monthly Newsletter: Liam, Month 5

Dear Liam,

Happy 5 months old! Five months…five… that is a whole hand – like the hand you like to shove in your mouth.  Or the hand you use to grab fistfuls of my hair.  The hand that holds on tight to your lovey (a Winnie the Pooh taggie blanket), that you snuggle with at night as you fall asleep on your own in your crib.  That’s right, you now go to sleep by yourself in your crib – you have done this for almost a week now.  Yay! I am so proud of you.  Not so happy about the nap strike you are on though… (but let’s not archive that one for the memory book).

You are so much fun now.  You make all sorts of goofy faces, and everything makes you smile and laugh.  You love to laugh at your brother’s antics, kiss my face (it’s more like sucking on my chin), and play with your toys.  You also love books.

You are on the move.  You roll over very quickly and can roll half way across the playroom to get to your brother’s toys.  On your tummy you pivot around in circles.  You get up on your hand and knees and rock yourself, and then you start to inch backwards.  It won’t be long until you are crawling! 

You are growing so quickly. You are 16 pounds, 9 ounces and 25.5 inches long. You are starting to wear 6-12 month clothing already.  You’ve almost outgrown the swing, and it’s been replaced by the jumparoo and the highchair.  You love to sit and watch your brother and the big kids play.  You are almost sitting upright independently on the floor.  You love to pick things up and examine them.

I am sad that the first year of your life is almost over, but love watching your personality emerge everyday.  I love you and all our moments together.

Momma (or Ummm…as you say)

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