Friday, January 11, 2013

Dear Levi - Five months Old

I can't believe that another month has passed already.

You have become such a fun buddy to spend y days with. You have started rolling from your back to your tummy and once you are there you push yourself up on your strong little arms and you beam, your whole face lights up because you are so happy and proud!

Your favourite toy is your jumperoo and you would happily spend hours a day jumping hard if we let you. I swear one day you are going to bounce yourself right out of there!

You are starting to take good naps during the day one in the morning and one in the afternoon, sometimes you take a third nap depending what time you get up. At night time your long stretches of sleep have become infrequent, and the eight hour stretches you did so wonderfully for about a week over Christmas are a distant memory. Tonight, on your five month birthday we decided to start sleep training you. We were going to wait, but every night you start to complain as soon as we put on your sleep sack so we know you understand that it's bedtime. Now we just have to teach you that you need to go to sleep. I hate to hear you cry, even for a moment, even when I know it's for your own good so this is probably equally as hard on me as it is on you. You are a smart little cookie so I am hoping you pick it up quickly and I have faith that our nights will start to have a bit more structure and predictability.

This month you also found your toes. This has made nappy changing and getting you dressed a little more complicated but you are so cute laying there with your chubby little fingers grasping your chubby little toes :)

You have certainly starting chubbing out everywhere in the past month. I love to see your rolls when you have a bath. You still love, love, love your time in the water. You no longer sit in the infant seat, but enjoy sitting in the baby tub and splashing.

You are starting to eat real food which is another exciting development. I have really enjoyed making you food to try, you have eaten avocado, carrots and pears, and you were really getting the hang of holding a rusk to gnaw on it. Your teeth are still not through but they are clearly moving around in there and giving you some hassle. Poor thing. You are also drinking water from a cup, you especially enjoy taking sips of mummy and Daddy's water, and anytime we drink anything you can be quite demanding that we share it!

I can't quite believe just how much has changed in the last month. You are growing up so fast. You are such a happy little guy. You enjoy the company of other babies the best but will always give a smile to grown ups who make a fuss of you too.

 I love you sweetheart, and I am so thankful that God gave you to us.

Love you little guy,
Mama x



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