Another tooth broke through the surface this week! And he’s sitting up!! Still wobbly, but he totally surprised me when I set him on the changing table to change his diaper the other night and he stayed upright. He had been having really restless sleep, having a hard time going down, refusing naps, and then this happened! I knew that sleep is often disrupted right before big milestones, but I wasn’t even thinking about that during our sleep troubles. I was like, “Why is this happening?!?!” and “CAN I HAVE MORE COFFEE PLEASE.” :) haha
I’m late! I usually try to get this post up by Sunday night, but we had such a great weekend that no computer time was had. Spring has officially sprung in Atlanta! It was 80 degrees yesterday! We’ve had several days of gorgeous weather in a row and I keep thinking this is just a fluke, it’s too early for spring, but omg the first official day of spring is Friday. WHAT. How did we get here already? I blinked and all of a sudden I have a five-month-old and another season is upon us. Parenting is a time warp, I’m sure of it.
Look at that face. The chunkiest chunk that ever chunked. I’m so in love with this little guy! Here he is in his
plastic monstrosity exersaucer that he loves. I bought this right before he turned 3 months and it has been fun to watch as he figures out how the different things work. :)
– Charlie’s first tooth popped through the surface! Yay, Charlie!
– Spring came through Atlanta, allowing us all to get out for a walk to the park in short sleeves, thus the polo onesie made it’s debut.
– I felt like Charlie and I developed an even closer bond than we already have. He is so attuned to me, always following me with his eyes when I move around the room. Making deep, long eye contact and gently touching my face while nursing. Giving me BIG big smiles when I kiss his belly or tickle him. Yesterday morning, I asked Parker to entertain him for a few minutes in bed so I could get, like, 3 more minutes of sleep since I have a sinus infection and am not sleeping well. I rolled over to have some space but felt a tiny hand grasping at my back and when I turned to look, he was all smiles and eyes on me. He wanted both of us to play! Who needs sleep with that kind of invitation?
AHH! The best ever, this is just the best thing I’ve ever experienced. I love being Charlie’s mom.
Our boy brought us so much joy this week. Such a happy baby. Easygoing and pleasant. Laughing, cooing, and smiling most of the time. I count my blessings often and thank my lucky stars for this. Loving him is easy.
This sweet boy! Waking up for party time at 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning a few times this week. Not upset, just…awake and ready to play! So, we play. We get up and do some tummy time, play in the exersaucer, read some books. Until he gets tired again (read: cranky) and goes back down to sleep for a blissful 2-3 more hours. It seems like our life is one big cycle of sleep, wake happy, play, get mad, sleep. Repeat all throughout the day. It’s blissful and challenging all at the same time but there is absolutely nothing else in the world I would rather be doing. I love Charlie so very, very much.
Also of note this week: I read this book and proceeded to get rid of 90% of my clothes (or more?) and decluttered every square inch of our house in between naps. It feels like 500 lbs has been lifted off my shoulders! A must read!