Okay, it’s not really an anniversary I suppose but it is Sammy’s 5 month “birthday” if you will. It’s interesting when these things come up because we can look back and see how much he’s changed from month one to month two to now.
Some of the changes I see now are:
His neck getting way stronger but you still have to kind of hold it. He’ll lift his head off of my shoulder and look back and forth and all around…pretty cool.
He’s tracking everything really well, including things that move pretty fast.
He enjoys watching cartoons but only for about 30 minutes, which is fine by me.
Speaking of that “30 minute” thing mentioned above, his naps during the day are the same length most of the time. From 6am to 8pm he’s got a 30 minute mind yet he’ll sleep 7 to 11 hours straight over night. I’m not complaining but we’re trying to sleep train him to sleep from 9 to 10:30am and from 2 to 3:30 pm. If the training thing doesn’t work then we’ll just let him do whatever.
We’ve been putting things like melon, avocado, and other things on his lips or tongue to see the reaction and he doesn’t seem to mind at all. Hopefully that’s a good sign for future eating habits.
He smiles a ton now and has even begun laughing regularly when you do certain things. He’s even ticklish on his thighs and chubby baby armpits.
His feet and hands are the most fun to watch…maybe because he’s still figuring them out.
He finally found his feet. He likes to grab them with his hands, which makes it hard to change a diaper.
Almost every single time he’s making noises, laughing, or doing something else awesome I pull out my iPhone and try to get video of it and he stops completely. He must know I will post it on Facebook.
He’s making tons of noises now…from oohs and ahhs to screeches and squeals, all of which are fun to listen to.
So these are a few of my favorite things…or something like that. It’s been a very interesting 5 months. As much as things feel like they have changed drastically they’ve also stayed the same. Based on that feeling I am assuming it must mean that we’ve found a pretty good balance between being parents to Sammy and also having our life remain somewhat similar to what it was before. I still haven’t found the words to describe the thoughts and feelings I have about Sammy…nothing I’ve written on this blog seems to come close to what goes on in my head.
I am extremely grateful that we live in this time with all this amazing technology. I can use my phone to capture moments and share them via email or text. We have been able to put our thoughts and ideas on this blog that will serve as an amazing family album for Sammy one day…as long as the internet doesn’t die.
Mostly I go back to what I always say…I am EXTREMELY grateful for our friends and family that have been there on the journey. I know we don’t see some of you as much as we used to but that’s okay. In that respect our lives have changed a bit. Even though we still get out of the house often it’s usually during the day with Sammy on the weekends or in the evening once or twice per week so we’re not able to make all the rounds.
Thanks again everyone, really appreciate the support and happy 5 month whatever you want to call it Sammy!! You’ve been a joy to have!!