9.25.2010

5 Months

Good Morning!
4.5 Months

Jed is sick.  A nasty cold kept both of us up half the night.  Poor kid.  I suppose this is just the first of many sick evenings of my motherhood. 

Anyhow, this sickness of Jed's just solidifies that this month has been a month of everyday ups and downs.  Bron started school on top of his tedious research project, the bank account briefly dipped below zero, Young Women’s is in full swing again, and I, of course, get to play and care for Jed all day long. Life is busy but boring, and still has its happy moments too. I know I live a pretty darn good life and I love being a wife and a mother (a totally cliché statement). It’s sometimes challenging though. I often need to step back to examine my short-comings and start an effort all over again anew in my efforts as a wife and a mother. There’s a lot to learn about becoming a family; so much has changed for Bron and me. Whoever said that having a baby is the best way to turn your world upside-down was right on. I feel like I’m continuously taking two steps forward and one step back. But at least there’s forward movement, right?  It's been a long few weeks.

I've come to think of Jed as my little companion.  Lucky for us, this new person living in our home is really likeable.  Jed is as cute as can be and growing. His hand-eye coordination is improving, his favorite thing to do is roll over, and he’s found his toes. If Jed isn't frustrated trying to scoot for a toy, he's chronically happy.  I love, love, love his laugh!  And who knew that such a little person could be so particular? For instance, when I put him to bed and leave the room I typically hear a “THUD, THUD, THUD”. When I peak in on him later, it’s apparent that Jed has scooted to situate himself directly under his mobile. And he’s frequently lying side-ways with his feet through the bars. What a character!

So here’s to my sleeping baby who sprawls out to take advantage of all the available space. Since the day we brought him home, Jed cannot stand to be swaddled. He wriggles and whines until his arms are free.

I can’t resist my sleeping baby.

Napping Thunder Thighs
4 Months

The Sprawl
3 Months

Sweet Sleeping Face
3 Months

I looove little hands and feet at rest

In the Crib
3 Weeks

1 comment:

  1. There is nothing better than a ridiculously happy little face greeting you in the mornings! I love all the sleeping pictures. I took so many sleeping pictures of Luke when he was a baby. Babies just never stop being irrestiably cute, even when they are asleep.

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