You little stinker. The day before I took these pictures you were the smiliest, friendliest, happiest thing...then you gave me this! Screaming, crying, tearful fits for these pictures. Hashtag, that's real life. In general you are a happy little guy. You give me the best smiles & constantly laugh at your big brothers. I can already tell how much you love them & that you're going to be best buds with both of them.
You've hit a couple of growth spurts & have had a few terrible nights, but for the most part you're a pretty good sleeper...definitely the best at your age (in our house). You're still exclusively breastfed, but I think we'll start food soon. You watch me eat and seem very interested. You've also started spitting up almost every time you nurse, so hopefully food will help with that.
You're reaching for & grabbing things really well. You love the chew toys and your sleepy animals (monkey // bear // tiger) and you're an excellent hair puller. You roll from side to side but don't roll all the way very often. You're honestly just content to be around your brothers. If they're in the kitchen, you're happy to be in your exersaucer or if they're in their bedroom, you're happy to play on your play mat. Easy, peasy dude. You still scream when we put you in the car seat (little Amos) and don't love bath time. And, you're a drool bucket. Not sure if you're teething or what, but dang dude! You can soak an outfit in no time.
I've loved watching you grow. You're getting to be pretty big ("all arms & legs" per a man at Trader Joe's). Your hands are HUGE...I can't wait to see if you outgrow your brothers (maybe not if, but when). You're still pretty bald, but I think it's pretty cute. And, you've mostly given up the thumb sucking (and you don't take a paci) which has made bed time interesting.
Ez, you are a pure joy. I've thought often how this verse is so perfect for who you seem to be already: "...for the JOY of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10 ... it's the verse your daddy picked out for you & one that I've been praying over you lately. I pray just that for you little buddy - that the joy of the Lord will be your strength. And that the joy that you have will spill over in to every single thing that you do.
Keep growing big and strong, Ez. You sure do make your people happy!