Oh my sweet Cade. How, no really, HOW are you already FIVE months old?! I would completely be lying if I said this wasn't bothering me a little bit. 5 months old seems so old to me. I've said it before, but although you have been with us for 5 months, I really can't imagine our life without you.
Your bright eyes and sweet smile totally light up a room and make everyone around you smile. I swear you have started recognizing your name, turning your head towards me 9 times out of 10 when I say it.
You are rolling everywhere. Today is actually the first day that you didn't get mad instantly when you were there(on your tummy). Usually you are trying your hardest to get somewhere and absolutely frustrated that you weren't getting anywhere. You actually end up scooting backwards and will be a foot away from your play mat in no time. Today, though you actually batted at toys while you were still on your tummy. The exersaucer is your favorite, though. You will spend most of your time in it sucking on the crinkly tail of one of the fish toys on it.
Speaking of sucking, EVERYTHING goes in your mouth. I'm not sure you aren't teething, but I don't see any swollen spots.
You are such a good sleeper. For the past 2 weeks I have completely quit rocking you and just lay you down, swaddle you and give you a little stuffed animal that you will talk to until you fall asleep. I am so conflicted about this, because it is so nice that you fall asleep on your own (especially since you are having to go down for naps 2 days a week without me), but man I miss that rocking time. That is probably why I love to put you in the Moby wrap when we are out :) We also haven't given you a paci in over a week, so I guess we are done with that. I don't think it ever really helped you go to sleep or be less fussy that much, anyway.
You love to sit up. If I lie you flat on your back you spend the whole time straining to sit up. You might be missing out on something! I can already tell that it is going to be a game changer when it comes to you and Connor's interaction. He will hand you some of his toys and you just stare at him in complete adoration. Makes this momma heart want to burst!!
Speaking of Connor, you will smile at him and laugh at him no.matter.what. The big belly laughs are starting to come more frequently and more often that not, it is because he did something you thought was funny. Which, honestly, is just about anything. You are his favorite, too. He asks about you first thing almost every morning and is always wanting to "play with Cade, first".
One of my favorite things right now is how much you talk. You have so much to say and can be pretty loud about it! I joked the other day and said I better get my words in now, because it won't be long that you two aren't going to let me get a word in edgewise! I love those sweet sounds, though and the precious moments that you are talking to me with your hands on both sides of my face. Those are the moments that are forever seared into my brain, I have no doubt!
Last night was the last time that I am supposed to wake you up for the late night feeding. I had to fight back the tears, because sweet boy, I sure did love getting to cuddle you right before bed. I'm pretty sure you have been ready to drop it... I think it is more me that was not. I videoed me waking you up, because that was one of the sweetest parts for me.
Sigh. See what I mean?
Cade Daniel, I really don't think there is much more I can say. I love you the whole wide world and then some and that is something that will never change. I am SO unbelievably proud to be your mommy and look forward to watching your grow and learn more in this next month.