5 months of John Wicks

It’s hard to believe we’re creeping up on the half-year mark with little Dub. It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I wrote Luke’s 5 month update. I don’t really have time to dwell with nostalgia on the days of old or the swift passing of time, though. Most days, I feel like I’m just hanging on for dear life. It’s wild around here, I tell ya. WILD.
SONY DSCThat said, John Wicks is still the sweetest baby. He’s calm and happy for just about anyone and really only fusses when something is legitimately wrong…tired, hungry, etc. Poor guy has been super congested with a terrible cough and cold. He’s also had a minor ear infection, but he’s been a trooper.
SONY DSCReading back through Luke’s 5 month post, I noticed that he had just started cereal at about 5 months. John Wicks is on full-out baby food. Fruits, veggies, cereal {just one thing per meal} and nursing 5 times each day. What can I say? The boy likes to eat. And that’s absolutely fine with me, because a full tummy makes for a good night of sleep. And for that, we all say, “hallelujah and amen.” He goes down about 8 pm and sleeps until about 6:30 am most nights. I nurse him, and then he goes back to sleep until 8:30 or so. He loves being swaddled and sleeps much better if he’s cozily bound {aka…velcroed in the straight jacket}. Otherwise, he flings his arms about and wiggles from one end of the crib to the other in all manner of restlessness. SONY DSC He loves a paci. I’ve been trying to remember when Luke switched from paci to thumb, and I think it was at about 6 months. I don’t ever remember L taking a paci as much as JW, though. SONY DSC John Wicks has gotten very interested in exploring toys. I’ll hold a small toy in front of him, and he’ll take it from my hands. He gets very frustrated if he drops it or can’t handle it. He loves watching his brother play and tries to grab anything within his reach, which Luke loudly protests. I’m thinking, “Really? At 2 and 5 months you’re already bickering over toys?” We have some good opportunities for lessons in sharing. SONY DSC John Wicks has rolled from front to back a few times, but he’s not super interested in trying to roll often. He’d rather just wiggle and scoot around on his back.
SONY DSC He is super ticklish and has the most darling little giggle when tickled. I could listen to it all day. And that smile. It lights up his whole, little round face. I love when he recognizes me and smiles. He’s even started smiling at his brother instead of having that wide-eyed look of terror when Luke comes near. SONY DSC SONY DSC We get varying opinions about who JW looks like. Some say me, others say Adam. Multiple people have said they think he looks like my dad. Then you have my brother who says, “He doesn’t look like anyone. He looks like a baby.” I have to somewhat agree. He just looks like a little John Wicks to me. SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCSweet boy, I am so thankful for your little life. I love that you are your own little person. You are perfectly YOU. I pray that you will grow in grace, wisdom, and integrity. I pray that you will one day recognize your need for a new heart—your need for a Savior. I pray that the Spirit will open your eyes and that you will be broken over your sin and respond in repentance and faith. I pray that the glory, majesty, beauty, splendor, kindness and goodness of Christ would capture your heart and satisfy your soul supremely. I pray that your life would bring glory and honor to God. 

You are a gift. I’ll hold you in my heart forever. 

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