Tuesday, April 12, 2011


My little baby Bowen,

What an exciting month it's been! Five months ago exactly I gave birth to you and you continue to be the greatest joy of my life.

This month your infectious smile become pretty common for all who make eye contact with you. You absolutely love looking at people and babbling away at them. I know you're going to be such a talker not too long from now. You've also started becoming more interested in toys lately. For the first time you picked up a rattle that's been lying in your crib for a long time and inspected it closely for ages. You're becoming much more aware of the world around you, and finding interest in your surroundings.

Your little smiles are turning to giggles, and once in a while I get the beginnings of a laugh that sound like, "HAA!" You've got such a personality, my little starfish! You decidedly do not like playing peekabo - your eyes get wider and wider and eventually your little bottom lip quivers and you burst into tears. Won't be trying that one again for a while! You do like sitting on my lap and looking at books and singing "The Grand Old Duke of York." Your head control is fantastic, and these days tummy time is a fun activity rather than a challenge. Just yesterday you rolled from tummy to back once, but seemingly not on purpose. Once you landed on your back you looked at me with the biggest, most surprised look of shock that I've ever seen!

You love snuggling up to your daddy and by the way you two interact, I can tell there's no shortage of love there. The ways in which you make me think of him are incredible, and I find it hillarious that you're almost as sweaty as he is! You love lying between us in our bed and just looking back and forth between me and him. What a family you have, my Bowencita!

Sometimes I have to stop everything I'm doing and step back and realize: I have never been happier. You make my life, little baby, and I'm so lucky to be your mom.

Happy five months!

I love you forever,

-Your mom