As I write this you are sitting next to me in bed. Yes, sitting. It feels like one day you just decided sitting up by yourself was much better than lying down. I couldn’t even tell you how I figured out you could sit up by yourself. You’re also working on rolling from your back to your belly; I’m convinced that you hope to be able to barrel roll across the house.
This past month was rough in the sleep department, for you and Daddy and me. I think you went through the dreaded four month wakeful early in the month, then went through some possible teething issues, and finally decided to become a super soaker at night so that none of the cloth diapers are absorbent enough for you. All of this caused you to wake up anytime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. and it’s led us trapped into some bad habits. While I’m working on a cloth diaper solution, you’re in disposable diapers and they are keeping you dry. Your teeth also seemed to have calmed down for the time being. Now that all external problems have been solved we’ll be working on getting back on track for a full night’s sleep for everyone.
We also began one of my favorite parts of infanthood: solid foods. Just like your sister, you’ve taken to food with gusto. I’m making all your meals myself and it’s usually a reflection of what we’re having for dinner. Your first food was carrots and you loved it (unlike your sister). Since then you’ve had oatmeal, butternut squash, peas, apples, pears, bananas, and avocado. I have acorn squash and mango waiting in the freezer as well. You’re still a boob guy though and you’re nursing five to six times a day. I’m guessing you’re around seventeen pounds (our bathroom scale cannot be trusted anymore) and you’re wearing nine month sized clothes.
You’re the strong and silent type I think. You have no problem telling us when you’re unhappy, bored, or hungry with your grunts and squeals and when you’re happy with your infectious giggles but for the rest of the time you’re content to just sit and take it all in. I would love to know what you think about all that goes on around you, especially your crazy sister Sophia.
I don’t have many big plans for this upcoming month yet but I’m sure we’ll find things to do. I’m also sure you’ll amaze us with all your growth and developing skills.
All my love,
(Look at that belly.)
(He’s practicing his skydiving.)
(This is how a photo shoot goes these days. She’s squealing “Hi BIG BOOOOY!”)
Read my letter to Sophia when she turned five months old.