Saturday, May 16, 2009

Super Six Months!!

so i figured that since Jack will be 7 months old next week, maybe i should put up the 6 month post!! i honestly would've done it weeks ago, but i've had SO much drama with my computer lately. i still don't have it completely fixed. its so annoying. but on to the good stuff...........

6 MONTHS OLD!!! i can't believe it. this really was a milestone for me, and jack. i just can't believe he is half way thru his first year. where has the time gone?!!!! it really does fly by soooo fast. he is just growing by leaps and bounds before my eyes. i'm loving all the new things he's doing but it makes me sad that he's growing out of the baby stage!! i'll really miss it. this past month has by far been my fave. he is doing so much and learning so much. i'm so proud of him & i hope he knows it! we took him to the doctor on April 27 for his 6 month check up. here are his stats:

height: 25 inches. (that's 7.5 inches since birth!!)
weight: 13 lbs 2 oz. (almost 9 lbs since birth!!)
head: 42 cm

Dr. Bubba said that he is doing great. he is in the 25th percentile for height and weight and 10th percentile for the size of his head. but Dr. Bubba wasn't concerned. he said he is growing right on schedule and he's even a little ahead in some areas of development. (i knew he was perfect!!) he told us to start letting Jack eat, naw or chew on some soft foods. he suggested bananas, ritz crackers, and even pizza crust!! he said once Jack can pick up foods that we should start giving him more solid food. can you believe it?!! he's growing up. (insert my pouty lip!!)

Sweet Boy,
i'm shocked at how fast these past 6 months have gone by! i can barely remember what life was like before you. you have changed our lives so much. we praise the Lord for your sweet little life. we are already starting to see some of your personality. you are very sweet & cuddly. you are pretty much always in a good mood. you're always grinning and giggling. we love it. you have learned so much in the past month. you can almost sit up completely by yourself. you reach for your toys. you can take your paci in & out of your mouth. you are learning what certain toys do and how to operate them. you love to take baths. you have put yourself in a wonderful routine that both of us have adapted to very well. this has made our days so much easier. you go to bed at night with no problems. you take great naps. you light up any room and everyone loves to get their hands on you. especially mommy. daddy and i find ourselves talking about you all the time. you're our favorite topic. we are so excited about doing some fun things with you this summer. we love you so much and we don't take a single day for granted. you are our greatest joy!!!

things you LOVE:
* your paci
* your colorful squeaky rattle toy
* Lola. you can't get enough of her. you light up when she comes into the room and you constantly try to reach for her. its so sweet.
* your BABY FAITH video. you probably watch it 2 or 3 times a day right now. i plug it in when you are extra fussy or when i need to shower. you get so excited and you giggle so much. we love to watch you as you watch it!
* applesauce, bananas, squash, rice cereal, ritz crackers, pizza crust
* your bottle. you've started reaching for it! and you can almost hold it yourself
* riding in the car and stroller
* being outside
* trying to reach for our cups as we drink something. you are so curious
* your blanket and lovie. you always need them for night night.
* your bumbo, swing and bouncy seat. you are very easily entertained. good for momma!
* bath time. you love to splash in the water and watch us pour water from your cup
* mommy and daddy. i think that by far we are your favorite toy and thing to look at. and we wouldn't want it any other way!!! you are going thru an attachment phase though. when we leave the room, you get so upset!!
things you DON'T like so much:
* waiting too long for a bottle
* when your food is all gone
* when mommy lays you down for a nap & leaves the room! but that only lasts a couple minutes
* when you can't figure out how to get a toy in your mouth
* sweet potatoes. sometimes i think you love them & others you spit them right out
* apple strawberry banana mixed gerber food. for some reason, that combo just doesn't do it for you!

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