Scott (and Lily),
You know that I love you. But if you ever question my love for you, please just be reminded of these monthly posts I do/did the first year of your life. They are a bit time consuming and it seems that it is only these particular posts that give me trouble…and it’s every single time. I love you forever and always, but if you ever need a significant amount of evidence, read your monthly posts.
Your frustrated-but-for-a-good-reason mother
Firsts: trip to Mentone, making pumpkin pie, sick visit/cold, Thanksgiving, cutting down Christmas tree/ sleigh ride, eating cereal and squash from a spoon
News Headlines: The only news that matters is that Auburn beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl 34-28 with 1 second left on the clock. Chris Davis caught a missed field goal and ran for a 109 yard touchdown. WAR EAGLE!!!
Favorite Toy Activity: You love to bounce and be in the air. You have a stuffed cow/chew toy that says “I love Moomy” that you play with a lot. Your sister loved this toy too. You have discovered Sanibel and have received lots of kisses from her.
Mommy’s Favorite: You are so snugly and I love your little flirtatious/shy grin.
Daddy’s Favorite: You smile at anything and anyone.
Lily’s Favorite: “He eats his fingers and stuff.”
Milestones: We think you can recognize your name, you can eat from a spoon, you can roll over back to belly and belly to back, you can grasp toys and bring them to your mouth, you can bat at toys in front of your face
Weight/Length: probably getting close to 18 lbs
Like Mommy: You love squash…but that’s iffy because you’ve only tried it twice.
Like Daddy: You LOVE Sanibel. Except that’s nothing like your Daddy.
Like Big Sister: You are starting to show quite a personality! And when you are sick you don’t eat well and you sleep a lot.
Best Memory: Our first Thanksgiving with you, thinking that this time last year was when we announced to our family that Mommy was pregnant with you!
Biggest Challenge: You tend to forget in the middle of the night that you can roll over from your belly to back. We always put you to sleep on your back, but you are SUCH a wiggle worm when you sleep that you usually roll onto your belly and get mad as all get out (even though you know how to roll to your back).
How We Spend the Day: Same as it’s always been…but that’s about to change after Christmas! More on that in your 6th month post.
Nicknames: Little Bud and Buddy
Funniest Moment: Mommy was bathing you and had your dirty clothes and diaper on the floor by the tub. Your diaper was a little dirty (seriously…just a little, almost not worth calling it poop) and Lily saw the remains in your diaper and said, “Hey, that looks like Larry!” (from Veggie Tales)
How We Celebrated: We decorated our Christmas tree!