I don’t know why my child think he needs to grow so fast. For some reason my little man is speeding through his life. I look down and I don’t even remember what he looked like as a just born infant. I try to slow down time, make moments last, but it just doesn’t happen. Before you know it, your little one is walking and talking, and taking off to school. Somebody HELP!!
Now that my dramatic moment is over…..with all this being said, little LJ is now over 5 months old and it’s time for yet another update.
You are growing way to fast. Don’t I say this every time? Before long you will be mobile. You are already scooting over the floor, trying to move around. I always find you off your mat, spun around. You roll right over, because you don’t like your tummy as much. You grab at toys and love to have blankets near your face. You always pull the blankets over your face. You love to be touched. You are definitely my feeler.
I have to hold you all the time. You don’t last but 5 minutes on the play mat before crying ensues and maybe 10 minutes in your swing or bumbo chair. It’s so hard to accomplish much of anything because of this neediness. I keep telling myself that this season will pass so quickly, and I’ll want more moments with just holding you.
Mom is learning to cherish every moment with you. We are working on sitting up by ourselves, and you are so strong. We are almost there. Getting stronger and stronger every day. When you finally master this, I think you’ll be crawling soon and then life will be easier and a bit more busy for mom.
I love you little man. You always make me smile with all your smiles. You smile at everyone. You are such a people person, and will smile at strangers. LJ you bring a smile to so many people’s faces and I love watching you brighten others days.
The reflux is still causing us some challenges. Mom has to watch what she eats. My diet is pretty bland, because if I even dare to eat something with spice or bean or coniferous vegetables, you are gasy and very fussy. You scream lots and it’s just not worth it. I hate when you are fussy and when your reflux is causing you pain, so it’s a sacrifice worth making.
For the most part you are eating every 3 hours, and are now sleeping from 7-4 a.m. at night, sometimes even 5 a.m. The crying it out worked!! It’s nice that we finally got you to sleep through the night. It only took one night of crying it out. After you wake up to eat, you sleep until around 8 a.m.
The downside, is that you don’t nap at all. You only take 20 minute naps during the day and that’s it. I can’t get you to sleep longer and since you don’t want to be put down, it makes everyday tasks a bit more challenging. Mom’s working on this.
You are strictly being breast fed and within a few weeks we will try solid foods. You are a skinny little man, and long. Wearing 6-9 month clothes since you were 4 months. Growing longer and longer. Teething has started and you have been a champ. Mostly it bugs you more during the day then it does at night.
Love you little man. I love how you love to coo and babble all the time. I love your facial expressions and all the joy you bring our family. Your dog loves you and so does your little sister. She is always saying “Look at me……Look at me L….” It’s adorable. She loves to give you kisses. At times she can be rough with you, but she doesn’t mean to hurt you. Other time she is gentle and protective, “My L…..”
Always be YOU LJ and know we love you!!
How’s Mom?: I am doing great. Getting ready to gear up for marathon training in a little over a month. I am getting a schedule finally to fit this growing family. Sleep is getting easier now with you sleeping more at night. I have been dealing with bad migraines, but some days are better than others. I still feel tired at times, but this is life with kids and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit