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Monday, September 28, 2009

Blogland...we have a five-month-old!

Yes, it's true...Baby Charlie is five months old today! I feel like I constantly lament about how quickly the time is flying by, so I'm not even going to go there!

Look at his big smile!

The last five months of my life have been such a fabulous whirlwind, it's unbelievable. This truly has been the time of my life! When I think about where I was back then, it's hard to put into words how this child has transformed us. He is such a joyful baby, even at his worst. Sometimes I can't even believe I'm the lucky one who gets to be his mommy.


Seriously...what a gorgeous baby!

Charlie has become quite inquisitive these last few weeks. He looks around at all the new (and old) places we go, and takes it all in. He's gotten very good at holding objects in his hand, and he turns and reaches for things that pique his interest now. He's intrigued by textures, and he will scratch or rub things that are different from what he's used to.


His latest fascination is his feet, which is the cutest thing ever. Any time I sit him down, he grabs them and won't let go. Sometimes he tries to get his face down to his feet instead of bringing his feet up to his face, at which point the inevitable face plant ensues. I'm sure he will master the fine art of foot-tasting soon. :)

Speaking of sitting him down, we have a very social butterfly baby who absolutely loves to be held, and to be where the action is. He will play with his toys for a few minutes, but that doesn't last long, especially when he knows other things are going on. Luckily for him, I always tell him we're the perfect pair because I love to hold him as much as he loves to be held. :)

Other than that, nothing much has changed. We still have no teeth in sight, but he chews voraciously on everything, and he drools non-stop. I'm hopeful some teeth will show up soon. I dearly love watching this little man grow, change, and make sense of his world, and I can't wait for what the next month brings!


20 comments:

Jessica said...

He's a handsome little guy - I'm a little partial to big brown eyes but I think he has the most beautiful eyes ever. Happy 5 months!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh. I love him! How adorable! And how wonderful that he likes to be held and you like to hold him.

Welcome back :)

Hugs,
Rachel

H said...

I don't know if you've thought about a modeling career for him, but maye you should consider it...:) WOW, he is SSSSOOOOOO cute! His eyes are incredible! So happy for you, Melba...I love to read about your new life with him!

E said...

His smile is infectious....he is so adorable, I can't take it lol! Happy 5 months, Charlie!

Denver Jen said...

He could not be any cuter. I love his smile - it looks like he has a great personality. He's grown so much- I can't believe it's been 5 months already!

Debbie B said...

I love the pic with his toes and his tongue sticking out. Too cute! He really does get cuter every day.
Happy 5 Months little guy! It's easy to see how tightly he's wrapped his way around his mommy's heart.

Christa said...

He is the absolute cutest baby EVER! I'm so happy for you

G & H said...

OMGoodness how they change! he is getting more and more handsome by the day and a smile to melt for!!!

Kel said...

He is really a stunningly handsome little boy. I can't believe it was five months ago that you were placed!!!

Happy five months Charlie, Melba and Michael!

Lynnette said...

Your son is very cute!! Beautiful pictures.

hope548 said...

He is such a beautiful little boy and I'm so glad you're all doing so well and so happy! Happy 5 months Charlie!

KLTTX said...

He is gorgeous! I havn't been reading your blog long but can tell how much he has added to your life. Its amazing how such a small little person and affect everything about you.

BTW, I love his dog print pants. Where did they come from??

Rebekah said...

Oh, Melba, his smile just lights up the camera. I can't believe our boys are getting so big....Life sure doesn't get any better!

alicia said...

ahh so cute! happy 5 months Charlie!

Evergreen said...

Gorgeous photos! And a really nice update - thanks for sharing. :-)

Marilyn said...

Here is very handsome! It has been fun watching you grow as a family and it is hard to believe it has been 5 months.

Cute pictures!

BP said...

Charlie might be the cutest baby I have ever seen. So, so, so adorable!!

Becky said...

Precious!!!!

Karen said...

Don't worry about the face plants, they are the first step toward learning to crawl! He is adorable; I love the eyes. You can drown in those chocolate pools of cuteness!

Kathleen, Kat, Kate, or Katie...depending on when we knew each other said...

Oh my goodness, Melba! These are my favorite pics so far! He is just gorgeous!! Congrats again :) HUGS!