I am so grateful that I get to spend my days with him. After having Nugget, I returned to work after three months. My heart broke every day that I was away from her. I hated not being the one to provide for her, to answer her little cries and share in her giggles. I hated it so much that I ultimately left my job as a teacher to be a stay at home Mama. It has it's challenges too, but the rewards far outweigh the lows. My heart is grateful that I don't have to experience the heartbreak of dropping Brother off at daycare too. My babies are home with me, right where I want them. And while I realize this isn't possible or even ideal for everyone, its suites me, and for that I am grateful. I know how lucky I am, and I thank my honey everyday. He knows how much I appreciate how hard he works for us. And he appreciates me. Win win.
Anyhow, five months is just a short little time, but I am still amazed how much my little man has learned and how much he has grown. Here's what he's up to at the tender age of five months:
*He found his feet some time ago, but now has discovered that he can get them into his mouth and suck on his toes!
*Has had his first swimming experiences. He hates the initial dunk into cold water, but most times enjoys it after a bit.
*Nursing is going well, and he's eating every three hours or so. Still trying to hold out until six months to start solids.
*He's already fallen into a nice little nap routine. He takes a morning snooze about two hours after he awakes in the morning, sleeping for 1-2 hours. Then takes a nice afternoon nap after lunch, lasting 1.5-3 hours. He most likely takes a little catnap in between those two as well, and another around dinner time. Then he's down for the night anytime between 7-8pm. He's waking up around twice a night to nurse, but eats and goes right back down, and generally sleeps til 7am (give or take a few).
*He's become a bit of a snuggler, and I soak it up every chance I get!
*He's rolling, cooing. laughing, drooling, sucking on toys and even starting to imitate sounds.
Such a sweet and fun little man. We adore him so and are so grateful he is ours! And boy, did he sure make sister and I work for some smiles for this little photo shoot. He wasn't giving 'em up, no way, no how. Oh well, what can you do?!