What can I say that I haven’t already said? This child radiates happiness out of every single pore. He is so happy, so content, so loving and I CANNOT get over it.
He just turned five months old and, as I predicted, THIS is now my favorite age (as will be every single one to follow). I don’t say these things to project some sort of ‘fairy tale’ life that we’re living with our ‘perfect baby’. I say them because they are 100% true and I feel so insanely lucky (not blessed…lucky) that he is ours.
Here are some photos that I took a few mornings ago. No lie, I spent less than 20 minutes taking them and had tons to choose from because he is a gosh darn natural in front of the lens. Just you wait.
…..WHAT is happening? Oh, that’s just my heart bursting. Carry on.
This one makes me laugh because he is LITERALLY doing a ‘senior photo’ pose. On his own. In a diaper.
He kills me.
If anyone dares to claim that babies cuter than this exist…I will require proof.
Also if you’re looking for me later, you can find me in his dimples. I live there now.
We’re teething over here if you can’t tell. : ) Thank you Emily Woltjer for one of his favorite (and cutest) soothers!
I’m sorry but I just love his stinking face SO much. And yes, I’m his mom and therefore find him cuter than likely any other human alive does, but I just want to get through to you what a beautiful soul this little boy is. He is more than I deserve and I spend every day trying to soak up every bit of the love he gives me. I knew I would love my baby but I didn’t anticipate that I’d love him so much for who he is, not just because he was mine.
As Jon tells him every day, ‘Leo, you’re just the best’.
Hardest thing about month five…don’t kill me but it’s really hard to even come up with one. Hmmmm….I know. The hardest thing about month five is how sunny it’s been and if you know CO you know that the sun is INTENSE here so we’ve had to wear sunscreen (which is a pain to put on) and alter our outside schedule to avoid the heat of the day. I know, I know, what a great problem to have.
Oh, and duh. Being away from family and friends. Absolutely gut wrenching if I dwell on it for too long. That’s the hardest part of life currently. We were very fortunate this month to spend over a week with my parents in D.C. and a long weekend in Minneapolis where we saw many of our favorite people.
Easiest thing about month five was the transition to a four hour eating schedule because the little angel just did it on his own.
Worst thing about month five was how busy Jon was with work and personal travel. It’s all good stuff, but it’s tough on all of us to spend that much time apart. Thankfully, it’s smooth sailing for the rest of the summer!
Best thing, for me, about month five has been his capability to reciprocate my love and adoration for him. He’s always been an ‘affectionate’ baby, but suddenly he’s like a little human being and he interacts with me in such a real way that just fills my heart with so much joy. Kid lights up like christmas every time he looks at me.
Most unexpected thing about month five was FOR SURE his ability to roll with the punches we threw his way (May was CRAZY), specifically our trip to D.C. and then leaving him with babysitters for the first time in MN. He’s just a champ and I don’t know why I ever doubt him. : )
*side rant: this blog is going to get REAL boring if all I can come up with every month is what a gem of a human I birthed. : )
Most loved baby item for Leo is without a doubt these dumb wooden balls I bought from Pottery Barn kids for purely aesthetic purposes in the nursery (I’d link them but they aren’t on the website anymore). They are his (totally random) absolute favorite.
My most loved baby item this month has been his…play gym? I don’t even know what it’s called but he LOVES it and would entertain himself in it for about an hour if I didn’t get so needy and scoop him out before that. : )
Funniest thing to happen in month five was maybe this, and I can’t explain it, you had to be there…
Milestones are abundant. Out of swaddle, two teeth, belly laughing, extraordinary hand eye coordination, rolling and scooting every which way, and I’m pretty sure he’s a genius.
Favorite memory of month five, and maybe of his life so far, is when he and I were lying together outside of the Jefferson Memorial in D.C. It was SWELTERING hot and we’d been running him ragged for days and he was cooked and needed a break. We just plopped down in the grass and stared at each other and giggled and smooched. It was epic.
Favorite outfit might have to be this one because…collar.
Favorite photo is obviously a tie between these two because no mere mortal could EVER choose.
Funniest photo…because photo shoots are never as glamorous as they seem. #faceplant
Jon and my first ‘date night’ sans Leo – Chad and Anna’s spectacular wedding!
CHEEKS!! Typical flight with this guy.
Celebrating Uncle Greyson’s birthday!
I was lucky to spend my very first Mother’s day with my very own momma. : )
See you at 6 months! (tear)