Tucker is having an eventful May so far with family visits, Mother's Day, a special party, and turning five months old. Grandpa Ron, Uncle Shawn, & Aunt Kelly came for Mother's Day weekend. Tucker was christened in a special baby blessing ceremony at my church, and this was a lovely event for my first Mother's Day. The video is posted to our youtube channel: http://youtu.be/Oc6BuJREC78
Tucker is a true Texan -- this month he learned a new "bucking bronco" move. Sometimes he tried to nurse and "buck" his body at the same time -- which is quite a trick! Tucker has become easily distracted while he is eating. He hears a bird chirp outside, or a dog sniffle, any sound at all causes him to pop up and look around. Everyone who meets Tuckers describes him as "very alert". I'm sure this is an early sign of great intelligence. :)
Tucker is enjoying playing with toys and with his feet. He has even started to reach out and pet his Labrador siblings sometimes. They are happy to lick him in response! Tucker goes to bed happy, wakes up smiling, and laughs often. As my dad described "the happiest baby I've ever seen."
Yesterday we went to a big circus themed party for all of the families of the Houston Fertility Institute. We enjoyed seeing our doctor, Jason Griffith, who helped with little embryo Tucker last year. What a great job he has -- making dreams come true for families.
Tucker reliably and consistently falls asleep in the car. Yesterday he was playing with his toy giraffe first -- chewing on him, and making him crinkle. I was so tickled to discover that Mr Giraffe got tucked under Tucker's chin. Upside-down and all!
Motherhood is a wondrous experience. I happily serve at the pleasure of Tucker. I was born to be his mother.