5 months!

Connor is now 5 months old!  Wow, how time flys!  Just a year ago he was a tiny little peanut in my belly and Anthony was having his open-heart surgery!  Now Connor is a fat, little man and Anthony is training for an Ironman.  I do know that Connor is not little but he is my "little man" and he is fat... so he is my fat, little man!  While we are on the topic, I absolutely LOVE baby fat (on him, not me).  Is there anything cuter than rolls and rolls of baby fat?  I am so thankful to have a healthy, growing baby boy but he is just growing too fast!!  He wears mostly 9-12 month clothes and a few 6 month items that are not quite skin tight yet that I just can't seem to pack away.  I keep telling myself that this has to slow down soon or we will be in 2T clothes at his 1st birthday and that is just wrong.  Either way, I still can't believe that he is ours and we are so so so so blessed to be his parents.

Connor is now rolling over from his belly to his back and seems to be quite coordinated despite his size!  He still LOVES his hands and plays with them all day long!  This is partially due to the tiny little tooth and is peeking out of his bottom gums!  It doesn't seem to bother him but it does cause a lot of drool!  He likes to play on both his tummy and back as well as in his exersaucer.  He reaches for toys in front of him and usually tries to put them in his mouth.  He is quite the chatterbox, especially in the morning. I like to think he is telling me all about his dreams from the night.  If you smile at him you are almost guaranteed to get a smile in return, that is, unless you are holding a camera/ phone and you will only get a blank stare!  He is already a little ticklish and will squirm and squeal if tickled under the arms.  The best part of my day is to laugh at him and get a laugh in return!

We started feeding him rice cereal in the evenings and he has grown to like it.  At first he didn't know what to do with the food in his mouth and usually just spit it out but now he can down a whole bowl in 5 minutes!  I think we will start some veggies in the next few weeks.

Connor is still a great sleeper.  He goes down around 8pm and usually wakes around 5 or 6am to eat and then goes back to sleep until 7:30 or so.  He has a pretty good routine of naps and feedings during the day but is pretty flexible if we are out and about running errands.

Connor is such a joy and we are so in love with him!  Here are a few pictures from this month!