Sunday, May 24, 2009

5 months old!

Ryan turned 5 months old yesterday!!! I cannot believe it.

He is getting so big and seems to be getting cuter and cuter by the moment. I adore his big blue eyes and toothless grins. My dad says "He smiles with his whole face." Lately it seems like he smiles with his whole body! When he's excited or happy he does this little jerky movement like he's just so happy to see you he can hardly contain himself.

He absolutely A-D-O-R-E-S his big sister Jenna and really lights up whenever he sees her. She is the only one who can make him laugh just by simply shaking her head or dancing or just talking to him. He really responds to her so easily and quickly. She loves to hold him and feed him and is such a great helper. She'll even feed him a bottle in the backseat of the car if he just can't wait until we get home. She likes for me to put his carseat in the middle of the backseat...right next to her. Sometimes I catch them holding hands and he is so happy back there just "talking" to her.

He's also the only one who can get her up and moving in the mornings. She is NOT a morning person and it used to be like pulling teeth to get her up during the week (of course on the weekends she NEVER wants to sleep in!). But if we want her to get up...all we have to do is put Ryan in bed with her. She responds to his little coos and giggles almost instantly and will roll over and cuddle and talk to him...before her eyes are even open!!

At his 4 month doctors appointment he weighed 19 lbs and the other day he went to the doctor again (he's having some formula digestion issues) and he was 19 lbs 6 oz. He's bigger than Jenna was on her 1st birthday! He does really well sitting up (with assistance) and even standing and bearing weight on his legs seems to be no problem at all for him. He's extremely strong and the happiest baby I've ever known. He still loves his swing and now is a big fan of the exersaucer. He's good at manipulating toys and gets REALLY excited when he sees himself in the mirror. It's adorable.

I still think he's the sweetest little guy....EVER!

Happy 5 month birthday Mr. Handsome!! Mommy loves you!!!

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