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Connor: Five Months Old

2014 April 7
by mrs. ronso


Dear Connor,

5 months old!  I know I say this every month but, you are growing so fast — I blink and it is time to take your picture in the blue chair again.  It is bittersweet as I want to you to stay my baby, but I feel so much pride each time you reach a new milestone.  I think it is a perpetual parenting dilemma.

You met several good milestones this month.  You rolled over from front to back!  It isn’t your favorite thing to do but you did do it so that counts.  You learned how to pull your sister’s hair — that is a fun one!  You watched your first Sounder’s game with Daddy on TV.  You also had your first picnic in the yard — it was a little cold but it was sunny and we were determined to soak it in!


You slept in your crib for the first time.  Sleeping through the night isn’t your favorite thing (a four am meal seems to be your thing) but you did sleep all the way through a few times.  Sometimes you really struggle to fall asleep and we have to take you in the bathroom and stand there in the dark with the fan on and sway with you for a bit.  Daddy is especially good at this.

You went on your first airplane ride!  Mommy and you made a quick trip to Alaska for some family stuff.  It wasn’t the happiest of reasons, but it was nice to be together and you certainly helped cheer people up.  There was over two feet of snow!  Grandpa, Grandma, and Uncle Alex were there too so traveling with you “alone” was fine.  You were a trooper!



You are starting to reach for toys and take great interest in your sister.  You are always watching her and save the biggest smiles for her.  She even took us on a “Frozen” sleigh-ride using her vivid imagination.  Oh sister!  For the most part you are a happy baby and we love hearing you make noise and coo at us.


Growing isn’t a problem for you!  You weighed 17 lbs 7 oz at baby group and the 6 month clothes are starting to get snug.  You are still pretty bald but *maybe* some hair is starting to grow… You have handsome brown eyes and a little bit of a dimple.  You are quite the chunk and Mommy’s arms are tired by night time.  Still no tooth yet!  But lots of chewing on things and so. much. drool.

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Even though breastfeeding is going well, I thought it might be nice for you to take a bottle now and then.  But you absolutely refused!  Poor Daddy struggled to get you to take even a sip.  After lots of frustration we discovered that the frozen milk had all gone bad (!) but you will happily take a bottle of freshly pumped milk.  Problem solved!  Mommy is quite sad about all the wasted milk but at least we figured out the problem.  Hopefully soon you will be ready to have a slumber party at Grandma and Grandpa’s so Mommy and Daddy can have a date night!

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There have been some long days this month but you are just the cutest thing so it is hard to be upset for long.  I am so thankful that I get to stay home and take care of you.  We love you so much Connor David!

Happy Five Month Birthday Connor!





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