Six Months Old

There's my happy boy!

Well you have been here for half of a year! Before we know it you will be smashing your birthday cake into your face.

There are lots of little milestones you have accomplished this last month...

You are sitting up by yourself like a pro now for the last week or so. Sometimes you'll topple over, but usually if you get tired of sitting up you have figured out how to flop to the side and get to your stomach. 

Speaking of being on your stomach, you are SO close to crawling! You can get up on your hands and knees and bounce there. You also move your legs forward like you are going to crawl but then put them back and just go back down to your stomach. A new thing you've been doing for a few days is getting up on your hands and feet like a gorilla. You will get up like that and then kind of lunge forward and that is how you sometimes get yourself around. Mostly you kind of slither on your stomach and roll to get places. And you are FAST! It looks like we're going to have to put the baby gate up by the stairs soon.
When you are happy or excited all four of your limbs just go crazy. It is pretty funny to watch and you just love it. If you are laying on the ground you will kick the floor with your feet constantly. I be Grandma Stark loves hearing that from below. At least she says it's pretty cute.

Lately you haven't been sleeping that well though. At least in your crib. You'll only sleep for 1 to 2 hours at a time. But when you are next to me you will sleep for much longer stretches. I would really like my bed back though, so could you figure this sleeping thing out soon please? At least you still nap for a good length in your crib during the day.

You are doing so good at eating solids. You will eat anything I put in front of you but you clearly like prunes and squash the best. It also seems you like the ones that are a little thicker so I'm thinking to upgrade you to the stage 2 foods. I'll ask your Dr tomorrow at your 6 month appointment anyway to be on the safe side.

You love to laugh and just yell and use your voice in any way that you can. Your are also very entertaining with your raspberries and blowing bubbles. We put you in front of a mirror in our hotel while we were on vacation last weekend and you talked to yourself for quite a while. You are also getting very grabby. Anything that is in reach will most likely end up in your grip, and if it is something you want you will wiggle your way to it. Much to Tanner's dismay you like to get his cars and trains. But he is really good at sharing with you or at least trading you for another toy and not just grabbing. You got a hold of his hair a few weeks ago and he was not happy about that at all. But Mommy thought it was pretty funny.

Your dislike for car rides has only gotten worse. You cry and scream the entire time when we go somewhere. You even made yourself hoarse from crying as we drove from the rental car place to our hotel last weekend. At least you did amazing on both plane rides! It's too bad we don't fly everywhere we go and you have to be stuck in the car. 

You should be popping a tooth through any day now. I can see the white pimple looking bump on your lower gums and you always have your fingers in your mouth. You've been pretty fussy about it too, so I wish it would just come through and stop bugging you. But then we have the rest of your teeth to deal with later, so oh well.

You are still in size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes. Some of the onesies you have grown out of but the majority you can still wear. Your toes have also broken through a pair of your PJ's and are about to on another pair. I cut the fee off of the first pair and plan to with the others. You seem to like them better without feet anyway so we may have to try to find you some footless PJ's.

Weight: 16.9 pounds
Height: 26.5 inches
We love you little dude! Keep up the good work!
mommy and daddy

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