(Lark was actually 5 months on the 7th…but I’ve been lazy about getting the photos off of my camera…mom fail!!)
Dearest little bean,
Another month has passed and I’m not even sure how. You’re changing by leaps and bounds these days and you just keep getting funnier and funnier!
You’re still the best baby and so mellow. You still really only get mad if you’re hungry and/or tired, which ticks me off too, so I feel ya.
Speaking of hungry, we started you on solids this month! After a questionable first taste, you are loving your rice cereal and have tried sweet potatoes and avocados so far. You’re loving both!! We also got you a high chair after using the bumbo for a bit. We found the cutest, little birdie high chair for you, and, like usual, you’re a bit too small for it and we have to use a big towel to prop you up. Otherwise, you love it because you can do “big girls” things! Like help feed yourself with the spoon (and you do that pretty well)!
You’re rolling over a lot more now, finally going from back to stomach in addition to stomach to back…but you’re still fairly content to lay where you’re at, probably because you STILL loathe being on your stomach.
The winter has been more harsh than usual, which leaves us stuck in the house most of the time. But spending time with you makes the grayest of days bright and sunny!
You’ve had a runny nose, which has just become a bit of the norm these days. Daycare + winter + the beginnings of teething have us wiping your nose nonstop! Mama uses the booger sucker to help you out, but you absolutely HATE it! Sometimes it gags you, so you cough, and mama stops…that cycle has turned into you coughing as soon as you see it coming because you’ve learned that I stop when you cough! You’ve now mastered….the fake cough…it’s kind of hilarious! There’s been a few nights where I’ve actually held you upright so you can sleep, which basically means no sleep for mama, but I cherish those extra snuggles! You’ve also started playing bashful sometimes with people and burying your head in mama’s neck and scarf when people talk to you. You’re not fooling anyone though, because you’re such a ham!
We think you weigh around 13 lbs, but aren’t entirely sure since a big storm cancelled your 4 month appointment and you go on February 11th instead. You’re still our petite bean and wear mostly 0-3 or 3 month clothes. There are still a couple of newborn items left floating in the mix that still fit. Our tiniest bird!
We’re enjoying watching you learn and grow so much, but are now (quickly) realizing how fast the time is truly flying.
As always, I love you more than life.