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Coen, 5 months

Dear Coen,

Today, November 10, you are 5 months old!  I cannot believe how quickly time is passing by, but I have to admit that we are just enjoying every moment of it.  You are so much fun to be around and so easy going.  We couldn't be more happy with how easily you've meshed right into our family.  We love every minute that we are with you and miss you like crazy when we are apart.

You're doing great at your sitters, she loves you, I'm sure of it.  You do so well when we travel and you love visiting with new friends, you smile at everyone and you're almost always in a good mood.  You're all around a great baby!  Seriously.  We are just so lucky!

New things you're doing...
  • This is big news... YOU'RE CUTTING TEETH!  You already have your two bottom teeth poking through and luckily, you haven't used them on me while nursing.  (Everyone, please knock on wood that this will stay this way and I won't get to experience the baby biting.)  It's very exciting!
  • You're grabbing and reaching for everything in site.
  • You also pull blankets and burp cloths over your head.  You also try to shove them in your mouth, as if you're able to eat it.  Silly boy.  Blankets aren't food.
  • It's hard for me to believe that you're becoming more and more interested in us eating and what we're eating.  I don't know that you understand what is going on, but you always act like you want whatever is on our plates or bowls.  We aren't going to be starting you on solids just yet.  But soon enough, champ.  Soon enough.
  • You're becoming more and more interactive with the animals and you're really grabbing onto Toby lately.  He's learning to love it.
  • Toby has no fear about you and gives you kisses all the time.  You're also being closely watched by William.  He lays near you and sits next to your chair when you're in you bouncy chair on the floor.  He hasn't tried to get too close to you, but he doesn't have too much fear about being close to you.
  • You're starting to sit up a bit, but not on your own.  You're strong, but you have no concept of sitting and staying sitting.  You almost always fling yourself backward.  Scary.  Could result in a head injury if I'm not holding onto you strong enough.
  • You're in 3-6 month clothes, but some items you're starting to work toward the 6 month mark.  But, in the same breath, you're still wearing 3 month onesies, just fine.  What a spread.  I just love dressing you every day and making you look so darn cute.
  • You're still wearing size 3 Luvs diapers and unfortunately diaper rash seems to be a common occurrence lately.  We're working on making this go away.
  • Did I say that you're really into grabbing things?

Nana has this toy at her house and you are really digging it because of all the toys you can grab on it.  You were really excited about it the other day when we were there.

Happy 5 months baby boy!!  We're so happy to have you in our lives and that we're able to watch you grow and change daily.  You're such a joy and we all love you so very much!

The next few months are going to be fast and furious with family visits, holidays and a lot of FIRSTS.  I cannot wait to watch you through each milestone!

We love you so much,

Mama & Dada


Allison said…
Happy 5 months to Coen!

And of course to you, mommy! :)
Lola said…
Happy 5 month Coen!! He's sooo cute!!!
Happy 5 months! We are almost at the 3 month mark with our perfect little girl. Her pediatrician recommended we use something called Resinol from CVS pharmacy for her diaper rash. It is a little on the pricey side but she had little blisters on her bottom and they were completely gone after using the Resinol for 3 diaper changes. Hope this helps and his little bottom gets better. Diaper rash is no fun.
wow, 5 months! I can't believe it.

He is getting so big and does look like such a happy baby!

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