Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 5 Months Ethan!



Dear Baby,

Seriously...where has the time gone?  How is it possible that 5 months have passed since you came into this world and into our lives?  Also...how is it possible that we are more in love with the little person you're blossoming into?  You are SO happy, chatty, expressive, and fun to be around.  Really, a joy!

While you gave us a scare this past month with regard to your weight gaining, you've really turned it around and I'm confident you're back on track now.  Your little legs rolls are definitely an indicator as well!  You eat about 7 ounces of breast milk from a bottle and I'm told you completely light up when you see the bottle come your way.  You still nurse like a champ though...and I adore the bonding time we get together.



I packed away the rest of your 0-3 month clothing.  You still swim in your 3-6 month onesies and pants, but definitely fill out your 3-6 month jammies.  And you still rock your 2 diapers.

You completely grab with purpose and just discovered your feet this past month.  I think diaper changes are a highlight of your day...you grab your feet like crazy.  AND you laugh like there is no tomorrow.  Seriously...I have NO idea what makes you crack up like you do, but you just laugh and laugh!  Dad thinks you may be getting ticklish too...when we tickle your sides, you light up!



On the same note of your hands, you've started to suck your left thumb.  Being a thumb sucker myself, I find this completely adorable.  You have also been known to stick your entire fist in your mouth!

This past week was Thanksgiving and we traveled down to my hometown of Newport Beach for your first time.  You got to meet lots of new family and friends, who totally fell in love with you.  I'm still in awe with how you handled new people and never really got tired or fussy.  You just rolled with the punches...such a blessing!  And everyone was beyond impresse with what a good baby you are.  My heart could just burst!  We also celebrated Christmas with my side of the family and you got completely spoiled.  You are one loved baby!

{You with Auntie Lauren}

You sleep pretty well...waking up usually once a night...around 4am.  You are sleeping back in your crib and we usually swaddle you in your sleep sack with one arm out.  Occasionally, you'll sleep unswaddled, or in bed with us {my favorite!}.  I think you prefer to be close by...and who can blame you!

Timmy the cat!

You also love the cat and dog...they've all of a sudden caught your interest and you love grabbing their fur and just starring at them.  Can't wait for you to get big enough that you can crawl after them and snuggle with Wilson!

Some firsts for you this past month are...your first cold, TWO first holidays: Halloween and Christmas, first trip to mom's hometown, and first time meeting family and friends like Auntie Rose, Reynolds, the Quinns, the McKibbins, and Courtney and some of Grant's friends.

{Thanksgiving Day 2012}

{You with Kellyn!}

My high school friends...aka surrogate Aunties!  ;)

{You with Courtney!}

I cannot believe that by your six month check in we'll have celebrated your first Christmas...which is my all-time favorite holiday!  Yay!


I say this every time, but it takes on new meaning each month: you are such a joy and light in our lives. Your smiles are contagious and your giggle is quite possibly the best sound in the world.  I love that you nuzzle in the small of my neck and hold my finger with your hand.  I love how you adore your baths and kick a million miles per hour.  And I can't lie, I love how you lock eyes with mine and go to grab for me when you need me {aka, you're hungry!}.  I even love your little cries and how you pucker your lip...melts my heart in one hot second.  And I especially love that you stare at me with your big brown eyes...I swear you are an old little soul.



Thanks for choosing me as your mommy...I love you!

Love, Mom

xo

OH and you must check out my {utterly honest} mommy confessions over at Running from the Law!

And CONGRATS to Morgan over at The Smore's. Party of Four for winning the bib giveaway!

34 comments:

  1. He's getting so big... and seriously, this is def the best age (I'll prob keep saying that, but I've been loving from like 5 months until now... she's sooo fun!)

    What a cutie! Glad things are getting better with the weight gain and stress that goes along with it. It's so hard not to get down on ourselves.

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  2. He is so so cute!!! You look amazing too! Love reading these updates :)

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  3. He's looking so much taller! You have to post a video of him and his laugh -- I'm sure it's adorable. You're looking gorgeous, by the way. ;)

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  4. Ahhh! This was so dear and so fun to read. He chose the perfect mommy. I am so thrilled I made the five month round up. I think he is a little old soul as well. I miss my baby E already.

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  5. I love baby progression pics. He was so tiny. Awww.

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  6. How has that sweet babe grown SO FAST!? xoxo baby E!!

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  7. Oh my gosh. He is one beautiful baby!! Absolutely adorable!! Such. A. Sweet. Post.

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  8. I know I say this every time, but what a beautiful baby!

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  9. What a cutie!! 5 months was such a fun and happy stage...and it keeps getting better. Crazy how fast time goes!!

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  10. He is the most precious little boy! You can see how happy he is in every picture!

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  11. Seriously cutest baby pictures.... he is so adorable and I love his big, happy smile!

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  12. The first picture is the cutest thing ever! He looks like such a happy baby! What a sweetie pie :)

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  13. He is the most handsome 5 month old baby boy!!!

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  14. He is really so adorable. You are doing a great job!

    And seriously - what is UP with 3-6 jammies getting tight while onesies and pants are massive. I don't get it!

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  15. Your baby boy is SO precious! And I absolutely love your blog! So glad I stumbled across it today!

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  16. Look at those chubby legs!! He is finally getting chub on him :)!!!! Matthew is lifting his legs up all the time now!! But still hasn't discovered his feet!!

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  17. Yeah for this little thigh rolls! He just keeps getting more handsome!!

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  18. So sweet! And I say this every month, but he is getting so big! Looks like he's going to be quite the ladies man one day... watch out mama! ;)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  19. Oh my goodness is Ethan ever NOT smiling! What a happy baby! You must be just a horrible Mommy ;)

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  20. sooo gorgeous natasha!! i love these round ups :) xx

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  21. 5 whole months??? say it ain't so...he is growing up right before our very eyes and what a handsome little man ethan is ;) you have the right to be one proud mama ;)

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  22. That little smile is absolutely adorable! He just gets cuter and cuter!

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  23. Natasha...I love him. He is so perfect!

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  24. He is so cute!! :) And such a happy baby! I love the collage of pics at the end! Such a cute idea!!

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  25. ummm how is your baby 5 months old?! i swear i was JUST looking at your baby shower pictures like a month ago- scary how time flies!

    p.s. you are such a gorgeous mama!

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  26. love the 'growing baby' pictures at the bottom! he is simply adorable...isn't it nutso how fast the time goes?!

    xo

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  27. He is so precious! Love the kitty picture! You are going to have such a great Christmas this year!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  28. It really is amazing how quickly time flies!! I live that he just discovered his feet...too cute!

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  29. Ethan needs to get into baby modeling asap. His smile is by far the cutest I've ever seen!

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  30. Happy 5 Months sweet Ethan! You are such a doll!! I love all the pics, especially the Thanksgiving picture. We worried with weight gain too, it can be pretty stressful but E looks so healthy and happy!! Life will just keep getting better, I can guarantee it! XO

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