Monday, June 9, 2008

Where has the time gone?!

A few new things during the fifth month of Hunter's life:
  • Sleeping in his nursery.
    • Hunter is very active. Since he still occasionally wakes up during the night, it has been easy to keep him in the pack n' play in Momma and Daddy's room. When Mr. H started trying to pull himself up to sitting in the bassinet part of the pack n play, we realized that it was time to move to the crib. We tried this once at 6weeks and sweet baby cried and cried. We gave up after 2 weeks of trying to get him to sleep in his bed. I didn't really care about trying until summer came. Summer's here and he is now sleeping like a big boy in his own bed. The first few nights, we listened to the monitor as Hunter "swam" his way around his crib. He was panting like a dog. We found him in the corner of the crib all curled up. We pulled him back to the middle and he slept really well. By the way, the Angel Monitor is a great invention! It is a sound/motion monitor. If Hunter doesn't move for 20 seconds, an alarm goes off. Very cool and reassuring. (Our child does not normally sleep naked. He fell asleep as soon as we put him in his bed. He woke up a little bit later and we put on p.j.'s and his sleep sack.)
  • Sitting up.
    • We still need a little assistance, but Hunter can sit up on his own for a pretty good period of time. Before we know it, he's going to be doing it all on his own.
  • Rolling all over the place.
    • Hunter can really get around now. No blanket is big enough to hold him. He's like a little log rolling all over the place. He can entertain himself for a good period of time just playing on the floor and discovering new things by rolling around. He's fast too! He can be across the room in the blink of an eye. Momma's not sure about this moving thing. I know it's only going to get crazier from here!
  • Scooting.
    • Hunter is really trying to scoot now. The motion is so small it's hard to tell he's really moving, but he can reach toys put in front of him pretty easily. He's going to be crawling soon. It's fun watching him reach new toys and get around.
Hunter's really growing faster than his momma would like! I hate that time is passing so quickly, but I love each new stage. I used to get sad thinking about how much he was growing and missing the previous stage, but it just gets better and better! I am constantly amazed at the perfection of God's creation. Everything happens in the order it needs to happen and development happens at just the right time. It's amazing to watch! I just don't understand how anyone could look at a sweet baby and deny the existence of God! I can't believe my baby boy is almost 6 months old!


meghan said...

he looks so big in his crib!

give the little dude bumps for me- i don't know when i'll get to see him again!

Becky said...

it was so great to see you and Hunter!!! I wish we lived closer. We would have SO much fun!!! He is just precious and that little smile and laugh is heartwarming. I love him, Kristen. It is amazing how fast they grow up - sometimes I feel if I blink I'll miss the next thing it all happens so fast. So cherish every moment with that little man - he'll be one before you know it. trust me. :) love you!