My dearest Noah,
I have to apologize for being the worst mother in the world and forgetting your 4 and 5 month updates. You are already 5 1/2 months and nearing the half year mark.
I have no excuses, but I hope that this post will make up for it. Even your 5 month picture was missing your beloved pachyderm friends. We just didn't even think to take them with us to Romania. Hopefully you will forgive the lapse this month.
These past few months have actually been extremely busy for us, and you have been such a trooper through it all.
I started work when you were 16 weeks old, just shy of you turning four months. I was scared for the transition, but you thrived. I think you loved the attention and all of the teachers would comment on what a cute and well behaved baby you are. Even the older children (albeit mostly girls) would gather around you to play as if you were a doll. You loved every second of it.
Sadly, daycare does not come without it's hardships and just two weeks in you got sick for the very first time. It was hard on all of us, but you handled your treatments like a champ.
We've done a lot of traveling the past few months and you have enjoyed trips throughout the South of France. It was nice to get you out into the sun for a while. You have become such a great traveler and I can only hope you keep it up.
In your fifth month, you took your first plane ride and left the country for the very first time. You were able to meet your grandparents and your great-grandparents who were waiting for you with lots of love in Romania. Though I know you won't remember, I hope one day you will realize how blessed you are to have had this opportunity.
You are still nursing and I'm surprised we have made it this long. We still haven't found this mythical rhythm everyone always told me about, but it has become less of a chore for us. Luckily the daycare has put you on a schedule so that you no longer eat round the clock.
You also started sleeping through the night. What a magical time it has been. You go to bed with your brother at 8:00 and wake up around 6 the next morning. I'm sometimes sad to admit that I miss our late night cuddles.
You are always smiling and love to giggle. You also started grabbing onto anything and everything you could get your hands on. You are loving tummy time and love sitting, I think because it changes your perspective.
It is so much fun watching you grow, I just wish you wouldn't do it so fast!