Life for a fifth child is rarely dull. It takes a special baby to survive it. And Grant it just the kid for the job. He thrives on the chaos that usually surrounds him and is hardest when he doesn't have someone or something to entertain him. Lucky for him, there is usually someone willing to take care of him. Or torture him. However you want to look at it.
Grant is the only one of my children who has really struggled with nursing. After a six month fight, we finally gave in to bottles with nursing only in the morning and at night. It has made for a much happier baby and mom.
Meet Grantina. Yes, Rick was upset with the whole dress up party. And yes, that is my gorgeous sister Heather in the background. More on her perfect visit from Africa later.
Even baby #5 gets pictures and video of his first solids. And no, he didn't like it at all. He's getting better.
And now that cousin Hazel has come along he has someone he can torture, just like everyone does to him. He LOVES when we let him get close to her. If only we didn't stop him every time he tried to eat her. I'm sure he could spend hours sucking on those cute cheeks if we let him.
As you can see, Grant is doing just fine as baby #5. I can't imagine my life without that cute smile.