Marlo at 5 Months

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Everyday, you bike with dad and Jules for school drop-off. Dad always finds you asleep in the trailer. You clearly love it even when it’s cold out!

Speaking of biking, we did the Minneapolis Bike Tour on a cold, rainy morning. You and Jules did great. I think dad is happy you both love to bike.

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It’s amazing how much stuff we can fit in dad’s Subaru.

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October 1st, you rolled over! At first, it was probably accidental but after a few more days of practice, you most certainly roll over on purpose. We can’t keep you on your belly anymore. You might be a roller like Jules was because when we put you down, a few moments later you’re facing a different direction and rolled over. Jules and dad call you “scoot-tio” because you kick and scoot. We’ll have to come up with a new nickname with your rolling.

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You’ve started reaching and grabbing for things. When you get something in your hand you’ll immediately try to put it in your mouth. Now that you’re working on your hand to mouth coordination, you’ve noticed your hands even more than before. Like, “hey, these things are useful!”

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You’re still a wee one. At only 11 pounds and some change you only gained about a pound this last month. I’m not really concerned but I need to stop comparing you to Jules. He was a chunky baby you’re not. And that’s ok!

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We’ve got a pretty good routine at night finally. You can make it past 6:30pm (YEA!) and now go to bed between 7 and 7:30 and you sleep through the night. Lately though, you’ve been waking so I send dad up to give you your binkey then you’re good until 6am when I get up for work.

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You don’t have stranger danger but you’re hitting the age where it might appear. We’ll see. But for now, you love it when people smile at you, talk to you and of course hold you.

We have your Halloween costume all picked out (made by me) and are looking forward to you and Jules dressing up. He’s almost to the age where he wants a store-bought costume so I’m glad I have a few years with you and making costumes.

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I can’t believe its been five months already and we can’t imagine our lives without you!


(All photos were taken on her 5th month. I’m just really late to post.)

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