Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Letter :: Ellis :: Month Six

Dear Ellis,

You are awesome! Have we told you that lately? (Oh wait, I think you hear it daily from me, your dad and brother…if not multiple times a day).

In the past month you have sure been busy. Your first tooth broke through, then you second…and your third one just barely broke through the skin on your ½ birthday. Slow down tooth-monster! Aside from struggle to sleep when your teeth are making their way through your gums…you’re still a champion sleeper. I will always love you for that. I’ll actually always love you no matter what, but I can’t thank you enough for letting me sleep these past few months. It’s glorious!

You can almost sit up on your own and you love being tickled, tossed around, and tipped upside down. Your thighs, back and armpits seem to be the most ticklish lately. I think Harry and I introduced you to “Going on a Straight Road” this month, and you LOVE it (the windy road is your favorite).

You had your first sleepover at Grandma and Papa Lamb’s house. You did pretty well considering you don’t love bottles (you’re a mama’s boy for sure when it comes to eating). It was a special night for us to get away and celebrate my 31st birthday just your Daddy and I.

Your thumb continues to be your favorite way to be soothed. With a blanket on your right cheek and your thumb in your mouth you’re one satisfied (and sweet) little boy. We have definitely gotten into a groove this month with a relatively consistent nap schedule, and our weeks mostly filled with keeping up around the house, playing with lots of toys, and taking Harry to and from his preschool class. You seem to be content to just go with the flow and enjoy whatever we’re doing.

You’ve started eating food and so far sweet potatoes and peas seem to be your favorites. You don’t love pears, and apples are okay. Although you have enjoyed chewing on apple slices (in this handy little mesh thing we can put food in but you can’t actually eat…or choke on the food inside). Based on the look on your face when we are eating, you basically can’t wait to just eat regular food like us…but we’ll get there, I promise!

We took you to the pumpkin patch for Harry’s field trip and you were a champ in the wind and rain. In about a week you’ll get to trick-or-treat for the first time and we can’t wait to take you and Harry around the neighborhood (or should I say, Captain Hook and Peter Pan). Your costume is pretty adorable!

Oh Mr. Bellis (as we lovingly refer to you)…you are a dream-boat. I love kissing your velvety soft hair, rubbing my thumb over the bridge of your nose when you’re getting sleepy, and blowing raspberries in the crook of your neck. I love tickling your thighs, pretending to eat your toes, and doing all manner of silly things to make you smile and laugh.

Love you sweet munchkin! Thanks for being our favorite little companion. You’re our favorite little six month old :)

Love always,