Tuesday, April 24, 2012

6 Months!

Pate, you are 6 months old! Half of the first year of your life is already gone.....kind of bittersweet. I love that you are learning new things and interacting more and more with us, but I will miss holding my sweet baby when you are 3 and won't sit still for a second! You sit up all by yourself all the time. Falling over gracefully....still in progress. ha! You are beginning to try and crawl. You get up on all fours, but haven't taken a "crawl" yet. You can almost sit up by yourself from laying down. Working hard on that one. You are reaching for EVERYTHING now! Can't have anything close by or it will soon be in your mouth! You love your exersaucer still but have outgrown your swing (especially after you fell out of it!) and pretty much the Bumbo, too. Jumping is your specialty....in the jumper at church or just standing on our lap....you love it!  You are just as sweet as ever and everyone says what a happy baby you are everywhere we go! You wear size 6-9 month clothes and a size 3 diaper and size 2 shoe. You are STILL waking up once a night to eat. :(  You nurse every 3-4 hours and I have introduced several foods to you (rice cereal, oatmeal, green beans, peas, even applesauce), but you aren't interested at.all. You wrinkle your nose up and spit it out right away. But we'll keep trying! You love Alabama so much and are so excited when we pick her up from preschool! She loves you, too, and she is such a big helper and a fun sister! You are so stinking cute that I can't stand it sometimes. People tell me at least once a week that you should be a baby model! The color of your hair is lightening but you still have a lot of it and it is starting to curl on the sides! :-) (If you were a girl, you could totally have pigtails now! ha!) I just love those chubby little legs! You make so many sounds and "talk" to us a lot. Some of the noises you make are so funny like when you growl! Hilarious! No teeth yet, but plenty of drool! Apparently, you love to blow spit bubbles and raspberries and do it all day long! You also find great joy in banging the table or whatever is close to you like a drum with your whole arm. Boys and noise! ha!I'll update stats on Monday after we go to the doctor! I love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be! At your appointment, you weighed 19 lbs 6 oz.

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