Well Grant, another month has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I have a feeling I may be saying this a lot, but your last month was the most fun yet!
Your personality shines through wherever you go. You don’t spend much time staying still anymore – those arms and legs are always movin’ and a shakin’! You have really started to become aware of your surroundings lately. No one can walk by you without you turning your head to look at them. If they are lucky (which usually they are), you flash them a big ole’ gummy smile, which just so happens to be one of my absolute favorite things in the world.
You are tipping the scales at 15 lbs 7 ounces now, which your pediatrician tells us is perfect – I’d have to say I agree. You did very well at your doctor’s appointment again this time around, even though you got your next round of vaccinations. Of course, you hated the shots, but you had a smile on your face just minutes later. You are still 100% breastfed, and are doing great with it! I was worried you might not like it as much when I went back to work, but I was wrong. I think we both look forward to that time we spend together each day (even if you are looking forward to it for a much different reason!).
I have a feeling your most favorite place in the world is on your playmat, singing and dancing to the music with the fun animals. You can lay there for quite some time. Pair that with your daddy playing some music for you on the guitar, and we are good to go! You don’t need to be held nearly as often any more, as you are finding out what those little hands do and really like to grab a hold of things, especially my hair and necklaces.
You still love bath time and time spent on your changing table. You are so content in both of these places, and just chat up a storm. Having your diaper changed is always a fun time in your book. You are completely out of your 3 month PJ’s at this point – you are just too long to fit into them anymore. You can still fit in your other 3 month clothes, but some of them are getting pretty tight. Looks like its going to be all 6 month clothes pretty soon!
The most fun thing for you in the past month was your first airplane ride! Grant, to say you did well is an understatement. Most of the passengers around us didn’t even know you were there since you were so well behaved. It was quite the relief for daddy and I.
Of course, since we were on a plane, we were going somewhere fun, right? Right! We went to Louisville for your Papaw’s 60th birthday celebration. You were able to meet so many great aunts and uncles, and all sorts of cousins. I can’t wait for our next trip up there so you can run around with all of the kids!
You did really well on the trip, even though you were a bit off of your schedule. Night time sleeping wasn’t the best – you were up at least 3 times a night, which was definitely surprising since you sleep through at home on most nights. No worries – you were back to normal the night we got back –> daddy and I thank you!
Grant, I know I tell you each and every day, but I am so lucky to be your mom. You are such a fun and lighthearted little guy, and I can’t wait to see what month 5 brings us! I have a feeling it will be a lot more smiles, laughs, and tons of love!