Sunday, September 14, 2008

6 months

My sweet boy, you are 6 months old! I can hardly believe it's been so long. It feels like it was just last week that I held you in my arms for the first time. I gazed into your blue eyes and felt another piece of my life move into its proper place. You have such a sweet spirit about you, balanced with your distinct 'boy-ness'. You are loving and gentle, enjoying cuddles with mom, watching football with Dad and watching your big sister adoringly. You radiate happiness with your gummy grin and your babbling. You also don't hesitate to let your displeasure be known - but you are so laid back that it's not very often.

Favorite Food: Peaches, milk

Nicknames: Big J, Colonel Doctor, J-J, Uncle Fester, Spike

Favorite Toys: Baby Einstein books, Rainforest music, Jumper

Likes: The stroller (he's the best running partner ever), being outside, listening to music, kicking his feet, chocolate ice cream, Baby Tad, smiling at the ladies.

Dislikes: Cereal, peas, shoes, laying on his tummy, rice chex, bananas, being strapped in his car seat.

Physical changes: One tooth coming in with another close to breaking through. Likes to babble, blow bubbles and raspberries. When holding him he will chase you with an open mouth (trying to teeth on anything he can get hold of). Reaches for toys and food, can grasp a cheerio, will bring things to his mouth, and move them from hand to hand. Likes to grab his feet and bring them to his mouth but has yet to start chewing on his toes. Is a champion hair grabber.

Update: My little destroyer recieved 4 injections and had to drink a nasty liquid medication at his 6 month visit today. He is 26 1/4" long, his head is 17 1/4" around, and he is 17.5 lbs! He weighs more than half of what Big Sis does! And he's grown 5" since he was born. I am so fortunate to have such a healthy babe. He was awesome during his shots. Big Daddy held him down, but he only cried for a minute & I didn't even have to nurse him afterwards. We bundled him home right away & after a dose of Tylenol, he and Daddy are napping. Probably the best thing for both of them.

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