Sunday, January 25, 2009

5 Months

Alex and Landon,

Wow. I can't believe you are 5 months old already! It almost doesn't seem possible. But the days keep flying by, into weeks gone by, into months gone by and here we are at 5 months since you arrived.
So much has happened this past month. You have grown enormously, already causing me to sort through the closet and go shopping for the 6-9 month size clothes we have. I thought for sure I'd have at least another month for that. But you are already outgrowing the 3-6 month clothes and I can't look at your little toes almost poking through your pj's anymore.
You have learned how to roll over. and over. and over.
Alex - you have decided that you would rather sleep on your tummy. So, as soon as I put you down in your crib on your back of course) you flip yourself over. It had me so worried that for the first week of that I would check on you a number of times throughout the night and flip you back over. Then you'd be right back on your tummy within minutes. Finally I asked the pediatrician and hes said it's OK to leave you on your belly if you got there yourself. So, while I still worry about you somehow pressing your face to close to the bumper or face down into the mattress, I have allowed myself to get some sleep and haven't checked on you more than just a few times a night now.
You've also started eating solid food. We started with Rice cereal, which Landon loves and Alex hates. Then we moved onto sweet potatoes, squash, and carrots so far. Landon - you get so excited about dinner time that you open your mouth about as wide as it will go and kick your feet every time you see the spoon coming toward you. You really love your vegetables! And, while I like to think that that will continue I'm sure in a few years I will be fighting with you to eat them.
One other thing that's happened this month is that you've realized how you can reach your stars and moon mobile. So, changing time has become a real treat (it's hooked to the changing table instead of your crib) as you work to bat at the stars and see how many you can hit, while your dad or I try like heck to get the diaper on the right way so we can avoid any pee-pee accidents.

You both are growing up so fast. I'm amazed by how much you learn and grow each day!

Love you.

1 comment:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Sounds like they are doing beautifully! Am I being too pushy by requesting a picture? :)