- CONNOR -
Bare with me while your Momma gets a little emotional today. You are 6 months old, sweet boy! It's your half birthday. As much as the last 6 months have flown by, I can't believe you are already half a year old. Baby boy, you have been a blessing since day one. Our lives have more laughter, more love and a whole lot less sleep thanks to you. And the best part? Daddy and I wouldn't want it any other way.
You had such a big month leading up to your half birthday. You are much more mobile these days. You aren't crawling just yet, but when you are on your tummy, you move in circles and go backwards. If you are on your belly, you are moving. You really wear yourself out sometimes. You get up on all fours quite often, you just don't have the ability to move forward just yet. It won't be long now and you will be crawling all over the house. Honestly, Mommy can't wait. You also sit up so much better these days. You still need a little support, a soft padded floor helps, but you enjoy being up a little higher. It allows you to see more.
I would say that this last month was your busiest month to date. You had lots of firsts this month. You went to your first hockey game this month, although you slept through most of it. You are now big enough to swing and loved being pushed back and forth. Looks like you will be spending the summer being a very active little boy. You have started sleeping on your side and moved to your tummy. You are like your Mommy. I, too, am a belly sleeper. This is the first full month that you've had oatmeal and a veggie once a day. A full tummy makes you a happy baby. And as we know, what baby wants, baby gets.
You have been eating so well and keeping it all down. You do spit up still but I think you now more of a happy spitter. You have 4 bottles a day, 8 ounces each and a lunch of oatmeal and veggies. You have enjoyed every vegetable we've given you - peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and green beans. You don't need a night time bottle anymore BECAUSE YOU SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT! Can you tell Momma's happy? You usually go down around 9-9:30 and sleep until 8-8:30. Once we start incorporating more solids into your diet and you take less bottles, I think you will sleep for longer. You require 2 naps a day. Once in the morning, for about 2 hours and another 2 hour nap in the afternoon. You get a little cranky and give a mean mug if you can't nap.
Connor, we love and cherish every moment with you! We can't wait to see what the next 6 months old for you. So many milestones and more firsts are coming our way and I couldn't ask for a happier, healthier babe to enjoy them with.
Momma and Daddy