Tuesday, August 22, 2017

letters to veda - 5 months

August 10, 2017

Dear Veda,

You are our little love. You are just the most perfect and precious baby. This past month flew by!

You weigh 17 lbs. and 9 oz. You are eating 5 times a day, around 6 oz. each time. We started rice cereal right at 5 months, but after a week of it, we followed your cues of a tightly closed-mouth and complete disinterest and decided to stop. We'll try again another day. Your waketime is an hour and 25-30 minutes. You sleep 11.5-12.5 hours at night and take 3 naps a day. We transitioned you completely out of the swaddle to the sleepsack.

You had your first sickness this month. I wouldn't have even known you were sick because you were so happy and still eating and sleeping well. But after several days of some nasty congestion, we took you in just to make sure things were fine and, sure enough, you had an ear infection.

You've taken your first grocery store trips with Duke and Nova this month. You enjoy looking around and your siblings enjoy providing the entertainment. Duke and Nova are so proud of you. They love introducing you to people while we're out and about.

I love you with everything in me. You are so fun to be around and your presence is just so sweet. You have a smile that can change my day. Your easy going personality has been not only so helpful with all that we've got going on, but it's also such a perfect 5th piece to our family puzzle. I'm so excited to see who you will become and how that plays out as we learn more about you. Veda, we all adore you.


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