I'm a happy RN married to a hardworking resident. We have recently become Carolina fans and are adding the color "carolina" blue to our wardrobe and home. I love the east coast and couldn't be happier living in hot, sticky climate. I was raised on a farm/ranch with two wonderful parents and three fun loving older sisters. I went to a one room country school house down the dusty dirt road with grand total of three in my class. Life in the country was rich, meaningful, and simple, just the way I like it. So from country farmgirl to coastal bell, here I am, living life and loving it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Five Months

Happy Five Months Jonah.
Well my baby boy was five months old on the 8th.  I can't believe it has already been five months.  Man they say enjoy them as babies because the time goes by so fast, and it does.  We stayed home and just hung around the house.  Tim is off this week and we decided to do a staycation and just stay around here. Traveling is not as easy now that Jonah is getting older, and thats ok it is good for us to slow down and and just enjoy these times together as a family.  We were able to go on a long hike and have a picnic lunch with 70 degree weather to enjoy.  Tim did some bouldering while Jonah and I checked out the scenery.  It was so nice to get away for a day and enjoy the outdoors.  Then there is always the ever dreaded house cleaning day.  I am pretty sure my husband was quietly thinking to himself (some vacation) but he was a trooper and helped me get the house all cleaned up and put back together for his parents visit.  We will be picking them up tomorrow, can't wait for them to get here.  About my Jonah.  Here is what he has been up to lately.

Sleep:  Nonexistent.  That pretty much sums it up.  Jonah goes to bed at 7:30 exhausted and wakes up around 11-12 happy as a clam just talking away.  Wants to eat and then wants to be up for good at 5am.  Mom is working on breaking this habit, hard to do when he is such an angel and just wants to talk.  And he does not nap.  He will sometimes take a 2 hour nap in the morning in his swing (only 2 hours if he is in his swing), and then one little afternoon nap for about 20 min.    Any suggestions you moms out there?

Food:  Would rather talk or listen to anyone that is in the room and smile and grin at whatever you are doing or saying.  Such a people person (like his daddy) and does not want to miss a thing.  He is my social butterfly and such a joy.  I have to remind him that he does need to still eat every 3-3.5 hours since we are not eating solids yet.

Personality:  HAPPY!  I say my baby does not sleep, but boy does his sweet personality make up for it.  He is so happy no matter what.  You walk into the room and he will give you the biggest smile, and he loves to be talked to, held, and loved on.  I don't get much done around the house because he is so hard to resist.

Activity:  He has found his feet.  He loves to be naked in the morning when I am getting him dressed for the day and just lays on his changing table grabbing those little piggies.  He will talk up a storm in the morning and I am almost positive he has better abs then me due to the leg raises he does daily!

Play Gym:  A wonderful gift from Mimi and Papa.  Jonah loves to sit in his little bouncy chair and push the musics buttons, spin around, and put whatever is close to him in his mouth.

Teeth:  Getting some?  I keep thinking that he is teething as everything goes in his mouth.  I have had one mom tell me that her baby started teething around 5 months but the first tooth didn't come up until 8 months, don't know about that.  Then my sister said they love to put everything in their mouth he might not be teething yet.  Either way I wouldn't mind if he held off on the chompers for a bit longer!

Life is exciting in the Erpelding household as we experience new things with Jonah everyday.  I am still so blessed that I am able to stay home with my pride and joy.  I can't imagine leaving him everyday and am so so happy I get to see his new discoveries everyday.  So Happy Birthday to my Jonah!!


  1. Perfect bathroom shot...another inch and we would have gotten a woo-woo shot.

    1. Haha I know. We did get one later, but that one will only be shown to him when he is older!