I know I say this every month, but you keep getting cuter and more fun every single month! You are now five months old. I can't believe how quickly time is flying. My little baby is now becoming a big boy! You still are the sweetest boy and we love seeing your personality start to come out. You are so happy and love to smile and laugh. You have the most adorable giggle! I am so, so thankful for you and love you to the moon and back.
You are on the go now and want to move constantly. You roll over from your back to your tummy any time we set you down and you are even starting to try to push up on all fours. You are so strong! You found your feet this month and it is too cute. You grab onto them and wave them in the air and of course put your toes in your mouth. So fun, and you love pulling your socks off! You are very interested in toys now and will take one from me when I hold it out. You love anything that rattles and lights up. You especially love to play with your ball! You are a happy boy and will giggle and giggle for several minutes at a time. I love it.
Just after you turned four months you celebrated your first Easter. You had your very own Easter basket and must have been a good boy because the bunny brought you lots of fun treats. You wore your first smocked jon jon with chocolate bunnies on it and you were a perfect angel at church and brunch. You also traveled by plane for the first time. We flew by ourselves to GiGi and Pop Pop's house and I was so proud of us. Daddy waved bye bye to us from the gate and we did great traveling together! Well, except for the major blowout you did right after the plane began taxiing out. Ha! We had to wait until the seatbelt sign was turned off and then we spent about 20 minutes in the bathroom so I could clean you up. Oh goodness, it was down to your toes! We had a wonderful visit with your grandparents, great-grandmother Mimi and your Aunt Julie and cousin Elliot. Your Daddy joined us for a few days as well. We had so much fun!
We are still having fun with our friends. We started going to mommy and baby yoga and you love it. You were so relaxed you even fell asleep in the first class! You experienced a little bit of a sleep regression after your turned four months. You were waking up several times a night when you got stuck on your tummy and needed help turning over. We stuck it out and it wasn't too bad. If we didn't get much sleep during the night, you and I would get back in bed after your morning feeding and I'd hold you in my arms and we'd both go back to sleep. I love those snuggle sessions! You are growing so well and it's amazing to see you grow and change each month.
Likes: singing, reading books, your playmat, toys, balls and rattles, getting undressed for bath time, rolling
Dislikes: clothes going over your head, getting stuck on your tummy
Milestones: Found your toes, first Easter, first plane ride, first visit at your grandparent's house
Monthly stats - (taken at home)
Height: 28 inches
Weight: 17 or 18 pounds
Diaper: Size 2 (switched to size 3 just before 5 months)
Clothes: a few 3-6, 6 months, 6 month pajamas
Nicknames: Rowan boy, Row boat, big boy, mr. bug
I'm excited for what next month will bring with you Rowan! Thank you for being the best baby in the whole world. I love you so very much!