Friday, January 04, 2008
Henry 5 month letter (a week late)
My little angel,
You are 5 months old and growing incredibly fast. You are so different than the little newborn you were and I am sad how quickly the time passes. You are sweet and happy, but I must say your sleeping habits are killing me! Last month you were soothing yourself and only waking 2 times each night. It seems like the moment that I put that into writing on your 4 month letter you stopped doing that. You are waking up tons and refuse to go back to sleep without eating. I have tried letting you cry it out, rocking, petting, but you're not having it. I just keep trying , because what else can I do. Hopefully we will get back to normal sleeping soon- or I may have a break-down. You have not tried any food yet, and no I don't think that would help with the sleeping. The doctor says it's an old wive's tale that solid food will help your baby sleep longer and I know it wouldn't help, because I am pretty sure you aren't waking up because you're actually hungry. I must admit it melts my heart when you tightly grip my finger while you nurse. You have started getting easily distracted while nursing now. you will pull off at almost any sound to look around. You discovered your toes a couple weeks ago and love sticking them in your mouth. What a crack up. You have a big rash on your left cheek, which became infected. We got a prescription for it now so your face should be back to its perfect state again soon. You love all the kisses and tickles you get from all of us. You are constantly wiggling and trying to throw your body around in new ways. You can sit unassisted, but closely supervised as of the last few days! You still randomly throw your head and body backward so I usually sit right behind you while you practice sitting. Your newest trick is a cute face where you suck in your bottom lip, hope I can get it on camera soon, you are so wary of that silver thing with it's blinding flash. I love you so indescribably much.
Your milk train,