Valor was born 5 months ago. Can you believe that, 5 months??
Valor continues to be a remarkably happy and content baby. He smiles easily and hasn’t met a stranger. Quite a contrast to little princess Bella who really wanted things exactly the way she wanted them.
Valor laughs through diaper changes, baths, nursing and play time and then cuddles into bed when it’s time to sleep, although he doesn’t object to being held/snuggled through a nap.
Along with his easy-going nature, Valor is loud and active.
All boy this one.
It’s an interesting contrast to have a baby who is so happy and content to snuggle and so active and LOUD.
He loves to jabber, talk and shriek. (Why or why does he enjoy that shrieking so much?)
His current favorite sound is “Ba, ba, ba”. Nick (4) says, “Mom, Valor thinks he’s a sheep.”
Valor spends so much time being held that I was thinking he may be a little ‘slow’ on some of his developmental milestones, but I was wrong. Even though he didn’t attempt to roll over until he was 3 months, he was successful first try and hasn’t stopped since.
Valor loves to move, bounce, scoot, explore and crawl.
Yes, I said crawl. The boy is officially a mobile unit.
He gets up on all fours and propels himself. It’s not yet the typical hand and knee crawl and he’s not into long distances yet, but he’s moving about on all fours and gone are the days of being able to find the baby wherever you put him down.
Valor gives me ‘kisses’. When I hold him it’s a constant barrage. He reaches out both hands, grasps my cheeks, pulls me in for huge, open-mouthed displays of affection.
Where is that tiny, scrap of humanity that was such a soft lump of fuzzy, floppy, snugly….sigh.
It’s going fast and I’m just trying to soak in every moment that I can.
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