you're five months old, ford!

You're five months old, Ford! How did my tiny, tiny newborn little boy become so big just overnight?!?

We didn't go to the doctor this month, so I don't have much of a physical update on your weight and height. But, you are growing, growing! I can tell just by looking at you. You have gotten so long, and your little legs aren't so little anymore. You're such a big boy now!

You are not nursing as much anymore. You like your bottle too much, and I have come to terms with it. I'm ok with it, in fact. It gives us much more freedom and flexibility. I do wish you were a good nurser like your big sister was, but you aren't, and that's ok. You are growing, and you are healthy, and that's what matters most!

You wear size 6-9 months clothes and size 2 diapers. Your legs are so chunky, and you have double knees or "Nanny knees" as the Alexanders call them. You have the sweetest little dimple in your cheek when you smile, and it melts my heart.

You are still such a smiley little guy, even though you are going through a terrible time trying to cut some teeth. It seems like you've been teething forever. And I am more than ready for those little teeth to poke through those gums to give us BOTH some relief. But you're so sweet and so kissable.

You are rolling over (from back to front) so well these days, and anytime I put you down, you roll almost immediately, but then you get so mad when you're on your belly. You HATE it, and you will cry and cry until someone comes and rolls you back on your back again.

You love to chew on toys and hands-- especially your own. Again, I think it's those teeth.

You take a bottle every 3 or so hours. You are content to sit and watch what's going on around you until you get sleepy, then it's game over. You are so, so fussy when you are sleepy. And I don't blame you one little bit. You sleep ok during the day, but any little noise wakes you up, which is frustrating for you, I'm sure. But you are sleeping pretty well during the night these days.

As of two nights ago (as I'm writing this on the18th of December), you were still sleeping beside our bed in your Nap Nanny, but one night we woke up and you had rolled over onto your belly, so last night, you went in your crib for the night. You nursed, and I put you down in your crib. You stay asleep and slept until 1:30a I fed you a bottle, then you went right back to sleep until 7:45a this morning. Needless to say, your daddy and I were thrilled. Hopefully, you will grow to love your crib as much as your big sister does!

Ford, we love you so much. You are just the sweetest baby. Your momma loves you to the moon and back, little guy. Happy five months!

1 comment:

  1. Ford's smile is absolutely precious! What a sweet little guy!