|I know it is a little different from his past photos but he posed himself like this and I just loved it!|
We hit the big 6 months mark yesterday. Crazy. It has been a fantastic month, we spent a lot of it outside and with new friends. I can finally get you to take your morning nap in your crib (about 10am). That is how I am able to write this... Afternoon naps either have to be in your car seat while we run around, or on me. You refuse to nap in your crib more than once a day.
At your 6 month appointment today, you weighed 15 lbs 15 oz and were 27 inches long. You had to have 3 shots, which of course were no fun, but you were mostly fine once the nurse gave you a little toy frog to take home.
We started feeding you baby food this past month. So far you really like everything in front of you. Even the really weird spinach and rutabaga puree we tried. Fruits, vegetables, meats, you don't seem to be very picky. I even add spices to a few things (cumin and garlic to zucchini, cinnamon to squash or fruits) and you love that too. At the moment, I feed you food twice a day and still nurse all the time. Usually oatmeal and fruit in the morning before your nap and a vegetable and fruit or whatever for dinner time. So far I am mostly giving you jarred food, but I hope to start making some baby food for the freezer on occasion now that I have a steamer and a new blender.
|your first easter with us|
Your bedtime seems to be creeping earlier and earlier per your own request. You like to be down around 7:45 or 8pm now. It bothers me for the ability to be out on the weekends for dinner...but your dad is grateful for us to have time before he has to go to bed during the work week. This means you are usually waking up around 7 now but are still just as patient waiting for me to be ready to get you... letting me shower and get my breakfast ready before I grab you.
|my super cool dude running to Home Depot with me.. sometimes I wear you around so you can get out of the car seat if we are out of the house for a long time. you seem to appreciate it.|
Milestones this month (or I am calling them milestones...) are that you are saying Mamama, Ma, Mama a lot. Contrary to what you are supposed to be saying first... (dada)... You don't really seem to know that it means anything yet though but it is still super cute. Although you did say "Maaa!" and slap the phone out of my hand this morning. You can now roll belly to back and back to belly. You are also working on sitting up on your own really well. Although you don't do it very long because it is SO MUCH FUN to fall over. I also noticed you had located your paci on your own the other morning and put it in by yourself while you were in the crib.
Outside is still your favorite place to be whether we are going for a walk, laying in the grass, or just sitting on the deck. We took Lyndsey and Eliza to the zoo a few weeks ago. You still weren't too impressed with the animals but we had fun anyway. You were much more impressed by Eliza.
Speaking of which; we had you dedicated at church this past weekend. You were a ham! You obviously know your name, because when Pastor Matt called your name, you leaned forward and gave a huge grin! The whole church was laughing! And then the rest of the time we were standing on stage, you were doing this:
Because you know who your friend is and you really thought you should be holding hands. This still amazes me that you all know each other so well, so young!
|Gamma and Gwampa stopped in for a visit after the Clemson graduation.|
Your favorite thing to do is still jumping. It makes you so happy! You jump on me, on your dad, in your jumperoo, in your doorway jumper. You try to jump while we are standing and holding you. When you can't jump, you have to stay busy, grabbing and shaking everything you can reach. When you aren't saying Mama, you still vibrate your lips a lot and have started looking around you going "huh". Not sure why you make that noise, best I can figure is you just don't like it to be quiet. You also LOVE to be told how big you are. It makes you smile a lot. Everywhere we go, everyone comments on your big blue eyes. You love flirting with the store clerks, giving them that big coy grin of yours. You also started laughing this month and are quite ticklish!
|you are still my little shopping companion. You can sit pretty well in these small carts for a little while, but not the bigger grocery store carts.|
You are pretty exclusively in 6 month size clothes, though we can put you in some 9 month tshirts or shorts. We are still cloth diapering most of the time but when we are going to be out of the house for a while, size 2 disposables are what fit now. You still aren't crawling, just swimming on your belly, but you want to so bad. Lyndsey said she saw you get mad in the nursery when you saw another baby crawl. A few nursery workers have given you the nickname Smyles. That's pretty ok with me :).
|my new favorite picture of us|
Your hair has almost completely grown back in and it is super light blonde which is why you still look bald in pictures. We love it! You are such a handsome, happy kid. You do cuddle with me a little again. Not with your dad... as soon as he holds you, you want to play. But I can still get in some sweet snuggles. Love you so very much my Mister Big Man.