How is it possible that you are half of a year old? In a way, I feel like you should be older than that. But then again, I feel like you should be that itty bitty (10 lb) newborn snuggled tightly in my arms. You are my angel baby!
You have just grown leaps and bounds lately! When you were 5 and a half months old you started crawling everywhere! At first I couldn't believe my eyes since you were so young, and I told your Daddy that I felt funny writing that you were crawling at 5 months in your baby book! HAHA! But little one, you are so big and strong that you just get those arms out in front of you and army crawl all over the place! The first time that I came in the room and you weren't where I left you, I was shocked! I often find you under tables, in other rooms and today you tried to go behind the couch. I thought we had a little more time before having a mobile baby, but you just decided you wanted to get around and that's exactly what you're doing. It is so hilarious and super adorable. You're my little muscle baby!
I think you are a determined little fella. That's a great quality to have, sweet one.
You are sitting up by yourself, but I always like to have a little cushion for you to fall back on because once something catches your eye, you fling yourself forward and start crawling after it. You sit with your arms straight out - trying to keep your balance. It's the cutest thing in life.
I swear you said "Mama" this month. We were on our way to your cousin Maxwell's birthday party and you were in the backseat crying a bit. Then, as plain as day, you said, "MOOOOMMMMAAAAA" in the most pitiful, precious little voice. I melted. You are such a little sweetheart. I've heard you say it a few more times - mostly when you're upset - and I beam with pride to your Daddy since your brother's first word was "Dada". I deserved this, baby face, so thank you! :)
You are eating 6-8 ounces every 3-4 hours during the day and then sleeping from 9pm - 4am each night before needing another bottle and sleeping again until 8:30am. You love your rice cereal and oatmeal and pretty soon we are going to start you on some veggies. I am in complete denial that you are about to start baby food. BABY FOOD?! How?! How is it possible? I can't take all this growing up business.
You are one curious little guy. When you're eating you strain your head around to see what is happening around you. You love to hold things in your hand and just study it for the longest time. You are playing with toys all the time and experiencing the world around you. What wonderful things you have yet to discover, precious one.
You are a sugar bear.
You are the most precious little thing. You laugh constantly and always have a smile on your face. You joy is contagious, genuine, and so adorable. I love watching your joy. I've never seen a baby so HAPPY.
You strike this pose all the time when you're crawling around. You stop, throw one arm behind you, turn on your side and start smiling. It's hysterical. You also make this funny Popeye face with your mouth and it is so sweet and funny.
Your brother is still your favorite person. You light up when he comes in the room and he can make you laugh harder than any of us. The sweetest thing is when I catch you two playing together. Your brother tries to teach you how to say words, and how to do a lot of things. He gets SO excited when you accomplish something and it's all he wants to talk about. I love how you two love one another. I love how you two have one another.
You're getting your first tooth!! I just discovered it today and couldn't believe it. A teeny sharp little tooth is poking out from your bottom gums. Oh you baby. Stop with the growing. It's like everything is happening all at once - getting teeth, crawling, eating food ... AH!
You love to "talk". You just move that little mouth a mile and hour and jibber jabber like you are really telling me a story. It is so funny. You even use facial expressions for emphasis. Hilarious.
Baby boy, you continue to be such a happy force in our lives. I simply do not know what we did without our little Ezra. You are the most precious, perfect little child for our family. I love you so much that I feel like I'm going to explode sometimes! I kiss those cheeks a billion times a day trying to get across to you just exactly how I feel about you, but those kisses could never come close to expressing the deep love I feel. I'll spend my life telling you ...
I LOVE YOU, little baby boy. I love you more than anything.