12 September 2011

5 Months

Aviva, my little love,

I can't believe 5 months has passed already. But at the same time, I can't remember what life was like without you. 

You've come so far and grown so much already! Inching along on the floor, rolling all over, drooling on everything, getting as much as you can in your mouth! Your strength is amazing! Making sweet syllables and wild shrieks of joy! I remember two months ago when you started calling breastmilk "ning-ning" whenever you got hungry. I wonder if it is a synonym for mama. It's music to my ears! 

You are huge! The 90th percentile for head circumference and 75th for weight and height. You are built like a model I can tell. You are so tall that it's hard for people to believe you are so young! 

In a month or so when you start solids, I worry you may want mama's milk less. I hope that isn't so because I cherish the time I spend nursing you. You are the light of my life and you keep me on a path of constant happiness when I was once lacking it. We have each other always. I love you, Aviva. You are the most beautiful creation I've seen! I thank God for you every day.

Your Ima


  1. Time flies, doesn't it? Don't worry about nursing, Ryan still nursed every three hours even when starting solids. At first, "solid" food is really just for practice so baby can learn how to "chew" and swallow, since eating is different than drinking. Most of baby's calorie intake is still from milk. It wasn't until Ryan was about nine months old that he really started to eat alot more finger foods. (He ate what I ate, just in tiny pieces! He LOVES sushi rolls! LOL) Then, I didn't nurse as much and slowly, he weaned himself. He was completely weaned a few weeks after his first birthday. Makes me sad, but that's part of growing up!

    And really, older children who still nurse, they're not nursing for nutritional value, but for comfort and usually, only before sleep times.


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