Guess Who's FIVE Months Old Today!

Wow, I can't believe you're FIVE months old already! Here's what you've been up to lately...
  • You are very wiggly. It took a LOT to get a good picture!
  • You had your first heart cath.
  • You had your first stay in a hotel, and you did really well.
  • You haven't rolled over yet, but you do roll to your side.
  • You sat up for about ten seconds today all by yourself! It may be a little odd that you just might sit up before you roll over...but that's ok, we'll take it! :)
  • You LOVE your feet! You are always holding on to them and enjoy putting them in your mouth, especially when we're feeding you baby food.
  • You love baby food time and have added 'plums and oatmeal' and 'sweet peas and turkey' to your list of foods you've eaten. You REALLY enjoy the plums and oatmeal!
  • You have reverted back to eating only 2-3 ounces from your bottle. This is by far the most difficult thing for us...you are so stubborn! But we love you anyway!
  • You still aren't sleeping through the night. You wake up 4:30 every morning, almost like clockwork.
  • You moved to your room in your big boy crib!
  • You enjoy being read to (which makes me REALLY happy!) When you are fussy at bedtime, we can read to you and it calms you down.
  • You really want to eat and drink what we're having. You always open your mouth like you think you're getting a bite.
  • Nona likes to give you sweet tea, and you like it!
  • You've really started noticing the dogs and you think they are so funny!! Daisy likes it when you laugh at her. The rest of them just ignore you.
  • You've decided you're too big for your swing, but you like your exersaucer and still have fun in the jumperoo.
  • You still put your hands behind your head when you're sleepy, no matter what you're doing. Yes, even when you're jumping!
  • You fit really well in your 0-3 month clothes, and you're in size 2 diapers now.
  • You have wild, straight hair that sticks out everywhere (just like your daddy's).
  • You have grown so much! We love you baby boy, and are very proud of you!

PS....Our good friends, Jess and John, are sending their little girl Lorelei for her second heart surgery in the morning. Please say a prayer for them!!


  1. AAwww, this update was really cool, happy birthday D!

    You've got a good family there, God bless them!

  2. I am so glad you have found a way to continue sharing Derrick's and your story with us. I love the fact that I can get your updates by e-mail. Derrick is such a cutie. Happy 5 month birthday. Wishing your family all the best.

  3. Shannon, you did a great job on your update, enjoyed reading it, enjoyed your visit at the store and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY D

  4. Derrick you are one special boy. Keep growing for Mommy and Daddy. I can tell they love you a lot. I followed your cp, then decided I would follow what is happening in your life by coming over to this blog. Your mommy is really doing a good job on it. Now you keep giving her things to update about. God loves you little one and so do a whole lot of people.

  5. Hey guys!!! Happy Five month old Birthday D!!! We are proud of you too. I can not believe you are five months old already! I remember it like yesterday Shannon getting your message about waiting for D while I was at the hospital with Ethin and I was waiting to just read that he had arrived safely. Then there it was D was here and I told Ethin all about him. So much has changed since then. D is so much bigger! We are much closer, I talk to you weekly, Our lives really have changed. D looks great I can not believe how big he is!!! I just love looking at the pics of him. Love you guys, Jessica

  6. Great update! Happy five months D!!

    Stefenie, Ryan, Wyatt and Logan Jacks

  7. We love your blog!! Happy Birthday Derrick! You are just as adorable as ever! We love watching you grow~

    Kati, Rocky, Evan & Brycen Dunn
    Kingsport, TN

  8. Stephanie HazelwoodSeptember 21, 2009 7:44 PM

    I love it! He's sooo cute! :)

  9. Stephanie HazelwoodSeptember 21, 2009 7:45 PM

    BTW...this website is so you Shannon. :)