Almost 5 Months of An Amazing Boy

We can see that the baby is as much an instrument of nourishment for us as we are for him.
Polly Berrien Berends

So I missed the 4 month post, even though I had the best of intentions! Evan will be 5 months in a week, so at least I am not a whole month behind! Anyway, he is doing so well. The last few days, I just keep hearing myself saying what a good boy he is. We are so lucky and blessed by his temperament.  I remember a few months ago thinking he was going to be a fussy baby because of his little temper and his fussy hours at night. And a few very dear friends and family members kept saying, “Just wait, he will all of a sudden even out and you will forget when he was fussy….” Well they were right! I can’t say I totally forget when he was fussy…:) BUT he is really happy for the most part and if he isn’t, it is a quick fix most of the time.
He is drinking more ounces which I think is leading to a fuller belly which makes for a happier baby and longer nights of sleep! Last night he slept for……………..drum roll please………………..NINE hours! Then I fed him 4 oz and he slept for 3 more! We were about 15 min late for our MOPS meeting!  Never expected that.
He is rolling over both ways, and holding his head up very well. He is still not a huge fan of being on his belly but every day it seems he lasts longer, especially when entertained. A few times he has done this little scooch thing where he pulls his knees in to his chest and tries to move forward but then gives up. I am pretty sure we are in for crawling any day now. We need to babyproof ASAP! His days are filled with raspberries, talking to his animals on his playmat, and bouncing like crazy in his bouncer. We have a playdate with Genna and Andrew a few times a month and we see Gran often as well.  It is just so much more fun to share all the fun things he is doing with others.
We had a fun weekend recently with Genna and Andrew as overnight guests while the Daddies went camping. Genna and I had a blast, but we were exhausted by the end of the weekend with the two boys keeping us busy. We had plenty of adventures- including a broken bowl of applesauce all over, Zoey getting loose, getting a little lost on the way to my godmother’s house due to us gabbing, Chinese food delivery at 10 pm, and the list goes on. But we were happy to have our spouses back to help out. I really just don’t know how single parents do it. I say that all the time too.
At Evan’s 4 month check up that was really 4.5 months- His weight was 15 lbs 10 oz and his length 24 and 3/4 inches. He is 50th percentile for all his stats. The doctor said, “He is the most active 4 month old I have ever seen,” Uh oh is what I said back to her…..We are in for it! But we have known that all along since he started holding his head up the first week home. We had to take him to the urologist for a little adhesion but besides that he is really healthy. Next week is his CHOP cardiologist checkup. Praying his heart issues have resolved already but it could take a little longer and that is okay too. As long as he is doing well, we are happy.  I clipped his nails today and cut too far down on his right thumb and it bled for a loooong time. It scared me of course and I cried a little, but he was barely bothered by it! I’m sure it won’t be the last time I cry over a parenting mishap. Hopefully the laughs and smiles will outnumber the tears.
Next on our agenda is our first mini family vacation with just Todd, Evan, and I. We are going to Knoebels Amusement Park  for the first of many trips. We plan to go yearly to honor my father’s memory and make new ones with our son. I know this visit might be tough in some ways but I am still looking forward to it very much. Todd has planned some side trips and a little surprise agenda for us, which he knows I  love! We are also going to see one of Todd’s dearest friends on the way home and meet his second daughter for the first time. I will be sure to post pictures of our trip soon.  Thank you again for reading, I love reading your comments. Here are some recent pictures:

I’m 4.5 months old! 
Sucking his thumb

Playing with his best pal, Andrew after his Blessing Ceremony

Rolling around with Cole while the Mommies watch football

Raspberries rule.

Just hanging out like a 4 month old does.

“I love to bounce!”

2 Comments on Almost 5 Months of An Amazing Boy

  1. Dawn
    November 2, 2011 at 1:38 am (8 years ago)

    I read this a few days ago, but when I’m on the xoom it doesn’t let me comment. Just wanted to let you know that you are a wonderful mama!

  2. Colleen Rossi
    November 6, 2011 at 10:12 am (8 years ago)

    Erin-I can’t believe Evan is 5 months old!!!! You are so blessed to be home with your son this school year. Enjoy every moment and keeping taking lots of pictures. 🙂


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