Where has the past 5 months gone? I was just thinking this weekend that it was only a year ago that I found out that I was pregnant, and here you are changing every day.
This month was a very big month. You got to celebrate your first Christmas with all of your family and friends. We had family gathering with your great grandma McLaughlin’s family, the Bell’s, on December 7 in Hanover, and then we had the Omand family Christmas on the Sunday before Christmas. On the 23rd we had all of our friends over to our house to celebrate with them for the evening as well. Christmas eve was spent at Gammie and Gampy’s house. We went to church and then come home and opened a couple of your gifts. We read ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and then it was off to bed so that Santa would come. In the morning we woke up to find that he had ate the cookies and drank the milk that you left him, and he even left you a note to tell you what a good boy you are. We wandered down stairs and found that he remember to leave your gift at Gammie and Gampy’s house. There was a new rocking horse, a book, a few other toys and a new outfit. You were a very spoiled little boy!!!! It was very nice to have been able to stay the night at Gammie and Gampy’s. It was just like Christmas morning used to be for mommy when she was growing up, and she got to share that with you on your first Christmas.
On Christmas afternoon we headed over to your Grandma and Grandpa’s house to celebrate with them. Your great Grandma and Grandpa were there as well, and your cousin Reed, auntie Trisha and uncle Clint came in later. There were plenty more gifts for you to open when you got there!!!!
The rest of our Christmas happened a couple of days later by going to Stratford for our Strachan family, and then to Hayleigh and Emily’s for the Robinson’s.
Daddy was off through Christmas right until the 5th of January, so it was nice that you were able to spend a lot of time with him, because now it is his busy time at work and we will not get to see that much of him over the next 3 ½ months.
Sickness also hit our house over the holidays. Your Gammie had the flu on Christmas Eve, and your daddy and auntie Cara got it on Christmas day. I think that you may of even had a touch of it then too. Mommy got it on New Year’s Eve day. I guess those flu shots that we got did not prevent it!!!
You have become quite an active little boy these days. Last week you rolled over for the first time that I saw. You will roll from your back to your tummy, but only turning left. Last night we were at Gammie and Gampy’s for dinner and you rolled back to your back from your tummy, but I think that it was only because you could not get your arm from underneath your self.
Not only have you started to roll, but also you really have started to play with your toys. You got an exersaucer for Christmas, and you love it. There are animals all over it, and you love to pull them in and play with them. Of course everything still goes right in your month, but mommy makes sure to keep everything clean for that purpose. Your Jolly Jumper is still a favorite past time. In the last week you have realized that it jumps, and you know now how to get yourself going. Your playmate was another favorite place for you to spend some time, but know you do not stay on your back long enough to play with the toys on it. As soon as we put you down on the floor you roll right on to your tummy, but you do not seem to mind. You like there, and you are really getting a strong neck, pushing yourself up on your arms to see what is going on around you. Before you know we know it you will be crawling.
No toothies have popped through yet. I thought that there was one there on Christmas day, but it never can through, so we still are sporting the rosy red cheeks some days and still praying for our ‘2 front teeth’.
You still very much love your sleep, which daddy and I really appreciate. You sleep for 10-11 hours each nigh, and usually have an hour nap in the mornings, and a big 2-3 hour nap in the afternoons.
On January 5th you were to the doctors for your 4 month check-up. This involved some needles, and they must have hurt more then the last ones did, because you really pulled at mommy’s heart this time around with your cries. When we were there they weighed you and you tipped the scales at 16lbs.6oz. You are a growing boy, and very healthy. I had to pack away all your 3-6 month cloths last week, as you are know into all your 6-9 month stuff.
Well monkey, I do not know where the time has gone. Next month you are going to ½ year old. I cannot believe it!!!! Everyday when I go to get you out of your crib in the morning you greet me with the biggest smile. You melt my heart with each passing day, and daddy and I are so truly blessed to have you in our lives.