Happy 5 Months!

16 Aug

Dear Lila-

You are 5 months old today and it blows my mind. The last couple of months have been full of emotion and joy. You have changed so much from the first day we brought you home. In the beginning you were this tiny little bundle that slept and ate all day long. Dont’ get me wrong, you were as cute as they come but you didn’t really do much. Everyday brings something new now. You get a little stronger, become a little more aware, display a new talent. It is simply amazing to watch. One of your favorite things right now is the jumparoo. It keeps you entertained and it is so funny to watch you bouncing about. It also allows me to take a shower for a solid 10 minutes without you getting bored. This is major! You have also started having cereal once a day by spoon and you really enjoy it. It is so funny to watch your little mouth open wide and try and take in as much food as possible. It gets a little messy sometimes but it is well worth it. You are rolling over from your belly to back and you will roll from your back to your belly any day now. You are close but you can’t quite get the final step. You also love to chew on everything and have become a little drool monster. We usually keep a bib on you most of the day so your outfit doesn’t get soaked. I am also still swaddling you. It calms you down instantly and helps you relax. I feel like we might need to start weaning you off of it but it never seems like a good night to interrupt your sleep. I guess it will happen in its own time. Your daddy takes you to the bookstore all the time and I read you lots of stories. You really like to look at the pictures and you are starting to try and grab them off the page. Some of my favorite things about you….

• your baby dimples

• your chubby little cheeks

• the way you recognize me when I come in the room and get shy

• the way you pucker your bottom lip (the cutest thing in the world)

• your cackle

• the way you run in place as fast as you can

• the little noises you make when you are sleeping

Basically I love everything about you but those are some of the best ones. You are also quite the babbler. I know you are telling me something really important but I haven’t been able to decipher exactly what it is yet. Here is a piece of a conversation we were having on our way back from Kentucky.

Sorry about the camera angle again, I have to remember to start turning the camera.

Your daddy and I love you more than we ever thought possible. Lots of times we just sit and stare at you together and make comments about how cute you are. We are afraid we are giving you the big head! Actually you already have the big head, at your last dr’s appt. you were measuring in the 90th percentile. It’s ok though, you come by it honest…you will have to check out your daddy’s baby pictures. It honestly makes my heart hurt how much I love you and I’m not quite sure how we ever got by without you. Thank you for showing me the purest love I have ever known and making me so happy.

4 Responses to “Happy 5 Months!”

  1. Lisa Valentine August 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

    Josh will appreciate this….I read this entry and cried most of the way through it…We are an emo family lol.I love the way you love my son and grandbaby.

    • thewoodsonway August 17, 2011 at 2:10 am #

      I have always given Josh a hard time for being a tenderheart but since we had Lila I am right there with him. I am lucky to have him and Lila both and to have such an amazing 2nd family. I love you.

  2. Jamie O'Donoghue August 17, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    How sweet Mrs. Laura!! Love this blog, in this busy world sometimes its hard to pick up the phone or drive over the mtns, but its easy for me to read this blog!! Love you guys, and can’t wait to see you and Ms. Lila!!

    • thewoodsonway August 17, 2011 at 2:13 am #

      Thanks Jamie Lou, I am so glad we can keep up this way. I miss you so much and everyday I realize how fortunate I am to have you in my life. I know we don’t get to see each other near as much as we would like but I know that when we do talk I appreciate it so much more and it seems like no time has passed. I want to make a trip over the mtns. before the reunion. We love you and miss you.

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