Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Dear Ezra- 5 months

Dear Ezra

Yesterday you were 5 months old and I just can’t believe how fast time is going.  I know that’s what they all say, but my golly, with the second child it seems like it’s even more true.  You are becoming such a big boy with your brand new tooth (make that 2, since starting this post 3 hours ago) and everything!  Ezra- at 5 months, you don’t quite sit up yet, we joke that you’re too chunky to have many stomach muscles.  You weigh about 16.5 pounds and wear mostly 6 month clothes, some of which you have already grown out of.  You have to stop growing until it gets warm, we don’t have many weather appropriate clothes after 6 months!  Ezra, you love tummy time and playing with all of your toys- your favorite are the baby piano that Gage loved so much as well and your music turtle you got from Aunt Annie and Uncle Mark. 

God Bless you- you have just started sleeping through the night in the last week and aside from your tooth, it’s been pretty consistent.   You’re now in your own room from the time you go down ‘til the morning aside from eating.  You still don’t like to nap and only take very short naps at school- however, one day this week you did take a 2 hour one!  You go to bed between 630pm-730pm and don’t have too many problems falling asleep.  You usually sleep well until you get up to eat around 1am, but then it’s hit or miss if you’ll sleep until morning.  You eat 6 oz. bottles at daycare, which is CRAZY apparently, compare to your peers.  You have just started oatmeal this week and weren’t digging it at first, but have caught on quickly.  We will start veggies this weekend.  As mentioned in your last letter, we took you to get allergy tested and you fortunately were not allergic to anything!  Yay!  We have no idea why you were red and you’ve mostly outgrown it.  You usually eat your last meal at 5-6pm and then sleep for about 8 hours before needing to eat again.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to next month when you can have your dinner, we can all sleep and you don’t have to eat again until the next am. 

Ezra, you are such a happy baby and the teachers at daycare all seem to adore you.  They say that as long as you’re not very sleepy or hungry, you’re all smiles.  You do grin a lot, but like your brother you’re a hard audience when it comes to giggling and we’ve only heard more than a snicker a couple of times.   In the last few weeks you have been taking more notice of Gage and watching him as he plays.  I can’t wait for you guys to be the best of friends!

In the last month, you have successfully rolled over in both directions, although you don’t do either too frequently.   You do like to sleep on your side sometimes.   You helped celebrate Nana’s birthday and in just one week you will get to meet your cousin, Sloane, for the first time, who is exactly a week younger than you.  Cousin Amber came to visit and you got to snuggle her.  You also watched your 1st Super Bowl and saw your 1st snow (all quarter of an inch of it).

We really are blessed to be the parents of you and Gage and realize how lucky we are each and every day.  We love you more every day and I think Gage secretly does too.  It is unbelievable that the next letter I write you will be your half year letter!  Where has the time gone?  It is seriously February already.  We love you, Ezzy, to the moon and back. 

Love you always, Mommy

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