5 Months

Where is the world is time going?  My sweet boy was 5 months old yesterday, not only is he growing up way too fast, but this year is already flying by!  I cannot believe it is almost March, my 29th birthday is just around the corner, it seems like I just celebrated my birthday, Hudson was still in my belly, now he is 5 months old.  I am not sure of his weight and other stats, I will have all of that in his 6 month post.

Hudson, what wonderful things can I say about you that I have not already said?  You continue to be the light of our lives, and melt our hearts every single day.  You get more personality and cuter everyday. 

Sleep-  You are still not much of a sleeper, but we are pretty used to it by now.  You go down between 7 and 8.  You are usually up every few hours, if you go longer than two hours, that is a treat for mommy.  You are so attached to nursing most of the time you wake up, nurse for a few minutes, and go back to sleep.  Last week you wanted to sleep two hours, then party for two hours, mommy and daddy would appreciate you saving the partying for daytime.  There is no real rhyme or reason to your sleep schedule, we have a bedtime routine, but it doesn't seem to make a difference with your sleeping.  Sleep training has been pretty much a bust recently, we try letting you cry it out, you will not.give.it.up.  We try really hard, but we cannot let you scream, daddy is just as bad as mommy at caving.  Maybe worse.  I know people have their opinion on sleep training/co-sleeping, we will do just about anything for sleep at this point, and this is what works for us.  Who would not want to snuggle with this sweet baby every night?

The bigger you get the less room mommy is going to have, I am outnumbered by all you boys in the bed.

Eating: You are still primarily breastfed, but we are supplementing with formula as well.  Like your sleeping, your eating is very random.  Sometimes you go 4 hours between feedings, other times 2.  I feel like all I do in the afternoon and night is nurse you.  You love to nurse, and often use it as a pacifier.  We are going to start feeding you cereal in a few weeks, that should be interesting.

You are really starting to learn how to entertain yourself, and play with your toys.  You love your activity seat, and spend a lot of time in it.

You also love laying "in the ocean" as we like to say.  However, all you do is lay there.  You still are not big on rolling over, you just lay there and play with your toys.

We celebrated your first Valentine's Day this past month.  You got a card, book, and money from "Sa Sa" and "Granddaddy" and money for your piggy bank from "Mimi".....you are going to be such a heart breaker one day.

You helped mommy bake cupcakes for Nana's birthday, you fell asleep about 15 minutes into the process.

You are not as attached to your paci anymore, you take it when you are going to sleep.  Usually you just like to play with it more than suck on it.

 Always cutting up....

You want to grab EVERYTHING that you  can get your hands on, we have to watch ourselves when we are holding you.  Once you do grab onto something, it immediately goes into your mouth.

Paw Paw LOVES trains, and has been trying to get Macy Kate to like them since she was born.  He is so happy to finally have a little boy to play trains with.  He bought you a old fashioned wooden train set, and could not wait to put it together with you.  You just chewed on the pieces, but I know you will have a blast with it one day.

You love to stand up, and that is usually what we have to do with you when we are in the floor playing.  We are starting to work on sitting up, you can stay put for a few minutes, then you topple over. 

You have started to laugh out loud, and it is the sweetest thing ever.  To get you to laugh we usually have to tickle you under your arms, that is definitely where you are the most ticklish. 

You love to grab our nose and mouth when we are holding you.

You have started grabbing our face and giving open mouth kisses, or at least I like to think they are kisses.  Either way it is the sweetest thing ever.

You "talk" and babble all the time, we really think we know exactly what you are saying.  If there were hidden cameras in our house people would think we are crazy by some of the things we will do to get you to talk to us.

You are such a mama's boy.

You are pretty fond of your daddy too.

You are getting more and more hair, sometimes it has a reddish tint to it.

I cannot get over how "plump" your lips are.

Here you are this morning sitting in your glider.  Now that Valentines is over, it is time to start dressing you up for the next holiday, naturally.

                                                     You still love holding your hands together
Mid laugh

Hudson, we love you more than words can say.  We may not do everything to "right" way, but we are being the best parents that we know how to be.  We are all growing and learning together in hopes that you turn out to be a well rounded individual.  You are not spoiled at all, just very loved.  We are so excited to watch you grow and develop more in the months to come.  I cannot believe my next post you will be half a year old, I need you to slow down, and stop growing up so fast.

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