Dear Vito,

Happy 5th month Birthday, baby!

I can’t believe it’s been only five months, just as much as I can’t believe it’s already been five months since you came into our lives. You were so tiny and small five months ago; now you’re even bigger than some babies who are older than you! Every time we go to a pedia check-up, I am amazed at how much you have grown. You’re longer, heavier and noisier each time we learn something new about you at check-ups, and you’re so well-behaved as well!

This month, you’ve been learning that you can reach for things and touch them with your hands. You favor your right hand, which I hope is a sign that you are right-handed, like Mommy. You enjoy more and more putting stuff in your mouth, whether it be your hands, your lampin, your teether toys, even your pillow! Sometimes your clothes are so soaked with laway that no bib can do you justice, drool boy!) You’re also more aware of the people who love you: Mommy, Daddy, Lolo and Lola, Lolo Pap and Lola Ma, and your loving Ninong Kiddo, Tito Kayo and Ninang Nica. You have no idea, baby, how happy you make them.

This month, you’ve also been going out more, seeing different places around town and out of town, discovering more and more about the world around you. You love being in a van or car: Your eyes light up and you stare and stare out the window at the world that’s outside the speeding vehicle. You seem so at home inside a car that you often fall asleep to the humming of the engine!

You’re so heavy, baby. Mommy can now use her sling for you (Finally!), and you love to be carried around this way. In the same way, you noisily squeal and laugh whenever Daddy carries you around in the baby carrier, which makes you two look like a kangaroo with its joey, hehe. I guess you just love to always look around, taking in more and more of everything that you can see, hear and touch.

This month, we know you’re going to get bigger, stronger and even more healthy than you already are. We know you can’t stay a baby forever, so we’re enjoying this time when we get to hold you, cuddle you and kiss you to our hearts’ content. Thank you for bringing us so much joy, and for teaching us each day that we can become better versions of ourselves.

We love you, Vito!


Mommy and Daddy

April 8, 2010