Mom usually writes these, but you've been keeping her so busy that she hasn't had the time. So your daddy gets to write to you this month! I don't get to spend as much time with you as mom does because I am working hard so mom can stay home and take good care of you. I love it when you come and visit me at work - it just brightens my day. My favorite part of the day is coming home to see your cute smiling face (or even your sad face).
We are have been getting settled in the new apartment and exploring our new city. You really like being in the beautiful outdoors. You've been fascinated with all the green trees and plants that you observe from the comfort of mommy's wrap. You've been to the top of Multnomah falls, the Pacific coast, deep in Forest park, and seen the majestic Mt. Hood. You don't mind the car rides as long as you can see mom in the back seat with you (except for that time when mom and dad didn't bring enough diapers and you had to sit in a messy one for too long... we are hoping you don't remember that).
You are becoming quite the social baby. You are meeting lots of other babies and aren't scared to have other people hold you. Everyone comments how well-behaved and alert you are. You seem to enjoy the weekly visits to the library to have book time with the other babies and moms. Although you are more interested in sucking on the books right now, mom sure does love getting out of the apartment and visiting with other moms!
You are starting to teeth now; it's not very fun for you (or mom and dad). When your mouth is hurting, mom and dad put lavender oil on your jaw and that makes you feel better for a while. It can be hard for you to sleep at night, but if you are snuggled up next to mom you usually sleep really well. But just think - soon you will be able to use those teeth to chew real food! Right now you are just eyeing the yummy looking food that mom and dad eat. You try and reach out for it, but we won't let you eat it yet. In fact, you are reaching out and grabbing everything in sight. Mom's hair seems to be your favorite thing to grab on to. And girl, do you have a strong grip!
I love being your dad and can't wait to see all the new things you will learn to do this month!