Saturday, December 17, 2011

6 Months

I cannot believe Drew is six months old.  I can't believe six months ago our lives changed for the best.  I can't believe six months from now we will having a birthday party (which is already in the works).  I can't believe how much he has changed.  I wouldn't change any of this for the world, but I still can't believe it.

Such a big boy sitting by himself
What's New: Sitting by himself.  He sits and plays with his play mat toys that are hanging.  We were also given some toys from my sweet co-worker that he loves to play with.  Last night I sat him on the pool table and folded a whole load of laundry and he just sat there.  As much as I enjoy this, I hate that he has grown so fast.  He is also acting interested in crawling.  He gets up on his knees and rocks.  He has moved one knee forward (which kind of freaked me out) but then he stopped and eventually fell.  He's a rolling machine.  He has been rolling over but now he moves all over the living room.  We caught him one night playing with the one present under the tree for him and that was no where near where he had started.   

 Interests:  His feet, Sadie and Sutton (dogs), the fringe on the pillows, Christmas trees (not so much the ornaments), anything that crinkles.  He still loves to jump no matter if he's in a toy or being held.  His legs move like he's jumping.  He also loves anything that he can pick up and put in his mouth.  I mean anything.  Yes, he has tried to put the tree in his mouth.  He grabbed a fork I was holding which cake left on it and that almost made it to his mouth. 
This is what he tried to do the whole time.  Loves his feet!
 Food: He has tried bananas, carrots, sweet potatoes, prunes, avocado, and apples.  He loves bananas, sweet potatoes and apples.  When eating sweet potatoes, he makes a yum sound after I give it to him.

Sleep:  Even better then before!  He has been sleeping a little longer.  He went through a point where he woke up once or twice in the middle of the night just scratching his head.  Over Thanksgiving break, I realized it was because of his eczema.  I made an appointment for the doctor to look at him and tell me what else I could do to relieve him.  We made a few changes and he was better almost instantly.  He takes 3 naps during the day and usually wakes up happy from them.  I love walking in and seeing his big smile after a nap or in the morning.  I think he's about to skip a nap because his middle one is getting shorter.  He usually naps for 2 hours a time but the 2nd nap has become an hour to only 30 minutes. 

Sizes:  He is still in 3-6 months clothes and size two diapers.  Some of his clothes are getting a little tight so, we might be moving into 6-9 months soon.  When we went to the doctor 2 weeks ago he was 17 lbs.  We go again on Monday for his shots.  :(

What I love:  How stinkin happy he is.   I love how he gets bashful when somebody comes up to talk to him sometimes.  He buries his head in our shoulder, smiling.  Too cute!  I love how he's becoming interested in things and reaching out to touch them.  I love how he makes funny noises when he's happy or trying to get to something.  I love how he gives kisses with his mouth wide open.  I love how he carries on a whole conversation with you, using noises.  I love how he's ours and I wouldn't change anything about him for the world.  I love how we get to do all these fun "firsts" with him. 

Happy six months to our sweet, playful boy!

1 comment:

  1. both feet in the it! Can you believe how crazy fast these babies grow?? Happy 6 months Drew!