Hayden you are 5 months old! You sure have developed quite a personality! You are one happy boy! You’ve always been pretty happy, but now you are constantly smiling and laughing. Lots of people comment that you are such a good, happy baby and we couldn’t agree more 🙂
If someone smiles at you, you will smile back and then quick whip your head around and snuggle it in my shoulder like you’re playing shy and then you’ll look right back at them and do it again. You’re quite the flirt 🙂
You are constantly reaching for your toes. You pull your socks right off and put them in your mouth.
I’m not exactly sure on your stats but we had uncle Chase step on the scale with you and we think you are around 16.5 lbs. You are definitely filling out!
You are wearing 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. We will probably be moving to 6-9 month soon!
You hair is starting to really come in and I think you are going to be a blondie!
You have the most perfectly round head and cheeks and I just love kissing them 🙂
You went threw a few weeks of waking up throughout the night. Some nights you were hungry and others you just wanted to cuddle.
You finally have started sleeping through the night again most nights.
You reach for everything and love grabbing faces. Most everything you grab still goes in your mouth 🙂
You have now rolled over from your back to your tummy!
Right after your 4 month appointment we tried to give you rice cereal. You gobbled it up but it didn’t sit well in your tummy. It made you really gassy so we decided to hold off awhile.
All ready for your cereal!
(first time trying cereal)
After a couple weeks we decided to try oatmeal and you LOVED it. It also worked a lot better with your tummy.
Since then you’ve also eaten sweet potatoes, which you also LOVED.
So now you get cereal in the morning at Debbie’s and a veggie at home with us.
(first time with sweet potatoes)
Since you’ve been eating more solids you haven’t been drinking as much. You still drink about 4-6 oz every 2-3 hours.
You’ve gotten so much better with your naps. You usually take one in the morning for about an hour and then a good two hour nap in the afternoon.
You’ve learned how to blow bubbles and think it’s a fun trick. You especially like doing it when you are done eating.
You love sitting up like a big boy and are so good with holding your head. I really think you will be sitting up by yourself by 6 months! You especially love sitting in your high chair so you can see what’s going on.
You got to along with mommy on a trip to the Black Hills for work. Grandma Vicky came along and we had a great time! You were such a trooper on the long car ride. You slept all but 45 minutes on the way out there and you slept the entire 5 hour drive home and still slept all night that night!
Grandma took you swimming for the first time and you seemed to really like it. You also did lots of shopping with us and must have enjoyed it because you refused to take any naps!
Hayden, you are such a little blessing and I am so thankful for you! Your little smiles and laughs just melt my heart. You are growing right before my eyes and as much as I wish time would slow down, I am loving every new stage more than the last!
God definitely knew how much I needed you and I am forever grateful for that. I love you with my whole heart and then some.