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Five Month Old Foster

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As I write this I’m holding my sweet, 5 month old Foster. I absolutely cannot believe he’s almost been here for half a year…crazy!!! Time has always blown my mind but now it’s even more outrageous.

I have been a mom to the most amazing little boy in the world for 5 amazing months! I fall more in love with him as each minute passes. I love being with him and I feel like a part of me is missing when I’m not around him. I’m just so thankful that I get to be his mom forever!! Thank you Jesus! Okay, enough sappy moving onto milestones…

Moving: He’s definitely becoming more active. Time on his play mat is time well spent. He’s not just laying there looking up anymore. The things that are hanging don’t stand a chance when Foster gets a hold of them. He’s so strong that he pulls them down so he can put them in his mouth. He also wiggles so much he turns himself in a 360 rotation.

Tummy Time: Early on tummy time was like torture for him and me. But times are changing. Now he loves tummy time. I can tell that he enjoys seeing things from a different perspective. He can stay on his tummy for at least 15 minutes and be pretty content. He still turns over from tummy to back but not back to tummy yet, but I can tell that will happen soon.

Smiles: His smiles continue to be my absolute favorite! He already lights up a room when he enters it with his happy demeanor.

Personality: I feel like his personality is really developing. He LOVES being around people and observing his surroundings. It doesn’t matter how tired he is. If people are around or something fun is going on he will not go to sleep. He doesn’t want to miss out on anyone. I think he got FOMO (fear of missing out) from his mother.

Sleep: You wouldn’t think something so simple could be so complex. Sleep has been ever fluctuating. He definitely went through the 4 month sleep regression. Since then I’ve read multiple sleep training books, blogs and articles. So much so that it was actually starting to drive me crazy. I felt like I was doing it wrong. For my sanitizes sake a had to say “screw it” to all the right ways to do things and go with what I know is right for my son. So, I’ve been holding him during naps and he sleeps with me at night. I know people are judging me as they read this and that’s okay. I’m just doing what works for us and what I have a peace about. You do you.

Eating: The frequency of eating has definitely been spread out. More often then not he goes 4-5 hours between feedings. Very often he notices when me and Aaron are eating. I think he’ll be ready for solids soon. Which I’m kind of nervous about but just because I’m not sure what I’m doing. I know it’ll be exciting to see him try new things!

This has been an amazing month. I find myself staring at him often and just being in awe of him and the life that God has given us. Life is really about love. I pray that I show Foster how to love life and the people in it.

Let’s go get em!

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