Saturday, December 8, 2007

Happy 5 Months, Matthew!

My Dear Love, Matthew-

Five months ago I awaited your birth, with excitement and fear. Could I handle another child? Let alone another boy? But then I thought about the joy you brought me, while you were growing inside of me, and I knew that the joy you would bring in our family would be 100 times that feeling. I was right. You are an amazing little man! You make me smile, on a daily basis; you have a blissful soul and a gentle nature.

You are growing and becoming your very own person. You are doing all of the normal milestones, for your age, and you are exceeding my expectations, everyday! You've said "dada," for nearly a month now, and don't worry, I still love you even though you won't say "mama." (haha) I think you say "hi," but daddy isn't so sure.

You like to sit up (with some help), play in your walker, roll to various destinations, and just tonight you "caterpillar crawled" across the floor. I fear within the next month, you will be moving at speeds faster than I want you to be. I think you'll be crawling about the same time big brother did (6 months), just so that you can keep up and follow big brother around. The look in your eyes, when you watch your big brother, is already full of admiration and glee! He, too, returns that look and loves you VERY much!

You still aren't sure of this solid food concept. You don't really like carrots, sweet potatoes, or apple sauce. You do, however, like oatmeal and rice cereal. Maybe you'll love "real" veggies over the sweet ones? That's mama's boy. ;)

There's so much more to the things you do, but I'd have to write a novel to list them all. You are an amazing son, thus far, and I am sure you will be even more amazing in the coming weeks, months, and years.
Mommy and Daddy love you, Little Bear. :)


Blueberry and the Bean said...

i just love his facial expressions! :)
hey, maybe he'll sit up by himself for chirstmas. bean did that for me and he is almost exactly the same age she was... just saying. ;)

kim said...

Awww... happy 5 months, little guy! Brittany, I think he looks like you in that pic.

Maya said...

Five months already!!! He keeps getting cuter and cuter!

The Egel Nest said...

Happy 5 months!

Love the new header picture!

The Egel Nest

Christina said...

that picture is precious, he is such a doll-baby! Can't believe he's already 5 months old...where does the time go!?

Mark and Rebekah said...

Yeah, I don't understand it either. I like your term though, "baby mall." Seriously, it's pretty much the opposite.

I barely got the book finished in time. I needed to take it to church to give it to the social worker, but had pretty much given up on getting it done on time. I woke up early this morning and decided to start working on it again, and then sent Mark to Sunday School without me thinking that I'd get it done and then go to the service.

Yeah, didn't happen. I got there 10 minutes before church let out (without make up!!), but we got it in without a problem :)

Thanks for praying for Ebony and Steven. I just don't know what to think, but if it works out, we'd have him on Monday the 17th!

We've already been offered use of a car seat, 0-3 month clothes, and size 1 diapers. All we'd really need is bottles and formula. Oh yeah, and pacifiers!

I'll definitely keep you posted!

Kellan said...

Brittany, he is so beautiful - Happy 5 Months to your sweet Matthew! Hope you had a good weekend. Kellan

Dawn said...

Yay Matthew!

Arizaphale said...

What a wonderful reflection on your beautiful boy. I can't believe it is only five months??? I remember reading when you were off to have him the next day...seems like years ago :-)