Monday, March 25, 2013

A Letter to Indigo at Five Months

Dear Indigo,

At five months old, you are just such a boy. I can already imagine the mayhem you are going to cause once you are on the move. And boy, are you trying. You haven't mastered rolling over yet, but you are an expert at getting your knees under you and scootching forward a few inches. One of these days I'm going to pick you up from daycare and you will be crawling, I swear.

Getting mobile
You are still my mellow man, though. Very few things seem to faze you. Once you are asleep, you can nap like a champ. You like to sit on the couch with us and watch the bright colors on the tv. Over the weekend you watched baseball with Grandpa and we couldn't get you to look away from the screen for a second (go Red Sox! Shhh, don't tell Daddy. He's a Yankees fan.)

Big boy on the couch

You got sick this month. The pediatrician sent you off to the baby ER, where you braved lots of tests and an IV. Daddy says you didn't even cry all that much. I'm so sorry you had to go through that, and I'm so glad you are better now. How about we don't do that again anytime soon?

At the hospital

You and your sister are getting to be friends. Although, when we put you on the couch together you tend to reach out and knock out her pacifier or hit her in the face. I think you are just trying to say, "Hey sis, how's it going?" but you need to work on your hand-eye coordination a bit more.

You resisted your new bedtime for a little while, but some sleep training has you doing a bit better. Some nights are good, some aren't so good. Last night I think you were still hungry, but you fell asleep after we gave you a 2oz bottle at 10pm, and you slept until nearly 6am! We're very happy with you for doing that.

Sometimes serious

I love your smile. Your entire face lights up and it makes me smile too. I can't wait until you are giggling. It's going to be so much fun making you and your sister laugh. Even now, when I'm taking a picture and call your name, you give me a big grin. Get used to it. I love to take pictures of you two.

Smiley boy

You do great in the jumperoo. You're often in one when I pick you up at daycare, and you get excited to see me and bounce up and down. Your tippy toes can touch the floor in the one at our house, but we usually put a pillow under you to help. You're starting to play with the toys a little bit, although you're still not quite sure what to do with them.

Jumperoo time!

One night at dinner I held a piece of pasta in front of you. You licked it like a lollipop. I think you'll make a decent Italian, although I think a bit of my Irish is showing up in your hair. Sometimes it looks a little red.

Hanging out with White Cat

I'm looking forward to what this next month will bring. You'll be rolling over within the next week, I'd say, and will be on the move soon after that. You're already wearing some six-month clothes as you continue to grow like crazy. And one of these days, the world will realize it's technically spring, and we'll be able to go play outside in the dirt together. I can't wait!


1 comment:

  1. This is so sweet :-) I love the picture of him in the jumperoo, he looks so mischievous.

    They're going to love reading these letters!