Joshua Manuel: 5 months

This month you have really become such a big boy! It has been so incredible to see how quickly you've been developing and growing. You are so strong and so smart!You are insanely ticklish and you're laugh is just about the best thing ever. You still love chomping away on of your fingers - so entertaining for you! You still like Gaffey the giraffe but your real favorite toy this month is this little froggy that vibrates when you pull it (as seen in picture). Thankfully you're still in size 3-6 months and size 2 diapers. You roll and roll and roll. Belly to back. Back to belly. Over and over. All over the house! You've even started sleeping on your side. Daddy loves to hang you upside down & you think it's very fun! We went on two fun trips this month! One was just over night to Wolf Creek to meet Jason & see Amanda. Daddy went skiing with them & we just hung out at the hotel. You were a trooper. They said, "He doesn't really cry, he just is telling you something very important!" It's so true!
We also drove {12 hours} to Joplin, MO for the pre-trip for our youth group's summer mission trip. You were a rock star in the car!!! We stayed 2 nights there & you did really great. {I mean you did wake up 3 times a night to eat, but I survived.} Then we drove north {3 hours} to Kansas City so you could meet your Great-Grandma Pollard & Aunt Janet and Uncle Tim and 2nd cousin Melissa. We stayed there 2 nights. It was so special to see you with your Great-Grandma! Then we drove home {10 hours}. That drive wasn't quite as fun, but we all survived. And when we got home you were right back to normal life & you slept through the night. Praise the Lord.
We've gone on some good walks & you even started sitting like a big boy in your stroller. You also drank out of a straw for the first time at Kma's house! See you are just getting too big! You also have started sitting up this month! Right now it's only for like 30 seconds or longer periods when your feet are held or the boppy is supporting you a little. But you're a champ! So fun. Also, this month you went in the swing at the park! It was so fun to see all your facial expressions as you experienced the swinging! Daddy was pretty nervous about having you go high, but you weren't even phased! Just a little wide-eyed & then a big smile.
We've gotten into a pretty good schedule too. You usually wake up around 7:30am. Eat & play. Go back down for you nap around 9am. Sleep till 11am. Eat & play. Nap #2 around 12:30pm. Sleep till 2 or 2:30pm. Eat & play & wait for Daddy to get home :). Then a little cat nap for about 1 hour around 5pm. Eat at 6pm. Play some more. Last feed around 8:30pm and asleep by 9 or 9:30pm. Then you sleep through the night! And we start all over at 7:30am. I am one blessed momma by you and your great sleeping ;).
Jocelyn Krause came into the world on March 31st! Yahoo- you've got a friend for life!
We love being your parents, watching you grow, making you giggle, and seeing you learn. You are so fun.
we love you more and more everyday!
love, Momma & Daddy

{what a cute boy!}

1 comment:

  1. What a cutie! Thanks for sharing! I'm glad things are going well! I was amazed that he is still in size 3-6 month clothes and size two diapers... Luke is in 9-12 month clothes and just got into size 4 diapers (I think he diapers are different sizes in I think he is in size 3 for US diapers) Well, I can't wait to get our little guys together! Kyle and I will most likely be in Colorado October and December!