Happy 5 months Andrew Asa!!!
To this day you have brought so much joy to your daddy and I! Every smile we are thankful for and we love to watch you learn new things! In your 5 months, you have learned to smile, scream, coo, eat with a spoon, grab your toys, laugh, hold your bottle, and roll over. These are the big ones off the top of my head, but I am sure there are more. You have also grown so much! You started out just as big as a bag of sugar, 5lbs, 3oz and now you are over 25in. and weight a little over 15lbs! The doctor says you are going faster than other babies your age. He says you will be caught up by 1. We love you so much and can not wait to see you grow and learn. We pray for you every day that you will grow to be strong in the Lord and become confident in his perfect plan for your life!
Here is how Mommy and Drew's day has gone do far. :)
Today started off great! Got up at 5:30 and 8:45 to feed Drew. After the 8:45 feeding I played with Andrew and then he sat and watched Baby Einstein while I did a few things around the house. One of those things was checking the laundry and guess what I smelled, mint! Oh no, Gum! This was my first horrible thought. So, I began looking at every piece of laundry searching for the gum, but didnt find any. Once I got to the bottom of the dryer, I saw it: Burts Bees Lip Balm! Oops, I missed it in one of my pants pockets. I pulled it out and opened it which promptly poured out a stream of hot liquid. At first I was mad, but then I thought, it could be Gum! So the clothes continue to dry and we will just smell slightly minty for a week or so. I would rather smell a little minty than spend even more time on laundry. This spring Break is going to be spent with my little man and with Aaron when he is done with his huge paper. :) PS-Please dont sniff us if you see us. :)
After the dryer debacle, Drew was getting sleepy, so I laid him down in his crib for a nap. He began crying and I could tell, if I just let him cry, he would eventually fall asleep. I let him cry for about 3 minutes and throughout the whole time, I kept telling myself, he has to learn to self soothe. But after 3 minutes, I caved. After all, I dont get to be at home with him during the day that often. But, on the up side, I only held him for about 2-3 minutes before he fell asleep, then I laid him down and rubbed his back. Something that help (I think) was the bear that makes womb noises. He is sound asleep in his crib and that is why I have time to write this. All in all, I feel it was a success b/c I did let him cry some and I think I will only get better at it. I must say it is hard letting them cry, but I know it is for the best. He is such an amazing gift and I just have to keep telling myself he will learn with time and it is mine and Aaron's job to teach him.
Well, I will see how tomorrow goes, may be better, may be worse. Either way I love my sweet Andrew and wouldnt trade a second of holding him.
Here is a picture for my dad, who got this cute onesie for Drew.