Thursday, February 7, 2013

Letters To Rex - 5 months

Rex Allen,

Oh my sweet snuggly little man.  I can't believe you are already 5 months old.  That picture up there is from when we just brought you home.  It seems like yesterday and so long ago all at the same time.

You have turned into the sweetest little boy.  You no longer scream 24/7 which is a welcome change.  You still prefer to be held, rather than play on the floor. But that's ok.  I know there will come a day when you won't want to sit in my lap anymore.

You are sleeping through the night for the most part.  Some nights you may wake up once and want to eat.  I can handle getting up 1 time per night!  You sleep on your belly.  The experts say you're not supposed to, but that's how you like to sleep, so I let you sleep that way.  We can hear you snoring through the monitor!

That picture is from this morning.  When you wake up in the morning you get to come to bed with mommy.  We hang out, eat, and watch the news.  You especially like the weather portion.  You always strain to see what's going on when you hear Alan Crone talking.  

You smile a TON!  You truly are a happy little boy.  

You are wearing mostly 6 month clothes, which is a change because your big sister was always a size behind in clothes.  But you are a big man!

You can lock your legs and stand up while we're holding you now.  You love to sit in the bumbo seat, and I hear you really love the jumper at school.  We're going to have to get you something like that!

You still hate tummy time, but hopefully that will change once you realize you can start rolling and moving!

You have had a few bites of baby food.  You aren't really sure what to do with it once it gets in your mouth, so a lot of it just comes back out.  But I just made the first batch of homemade sweet potatoes.  I gave you a taste and I swear your eyes lit up.  

We need to work on sitting up unassisted.  I'm sure you could do it if you wanted to.  But you're too busy leaning forwards trying to eat your toes.  That's your new favorite thing.  As soon as you lay down on your back you grab those feet and pull them to your mouth.

Everything we give you goes directly into your mouth.  We have had to have talks with sissy about not giving you anything small because you might choke on it.  She got so upset thinking that she might hurt you.  She loves you so very much!  And I can tell you love her too.  Your eyes light up when she talks to you.  You can hear her across the room and you start looking for her.

You have a best friend at school.  His name is Hank.  You look like twins.  Both bald little chubby babies.  They say you all talk and scream at each other all day.  I wish someone would record it so I could see it!

Baby boy, I love you so much!!

Love you bunches and bunches,