Here's a look at you... 6 months old...
6 Month Stats
Weight: 19 pounds 7.5 ounces (83rd percentile)
Length: 27 inches (66th percentile)
Head circumference: 45 centimeters (91st percentile)
|Ta-da! I'm 6 months old!|
It sort of seems like that's how
fast it happened!
Sleep: So the 6 month paper the doctor gave us said that you should be sleeping through the night. You clearly canNOT read yet! You usually wake up between 2 and 3, at which point I wake Daddy up and he goes in gets you situation because you've usually gotten yourself into some sort of a predicamit in the corner of your bed. He puts you on your belly and you go right back to sleep. Then you wake up again between 4 and 6 but this time you want to eat. This is Mommy's job. You go back to sleep while you're eating and you stay asleep until maybe 8ish... just depends on the day. You want to take a nap in the morning but our schedule usually doesn't allow it so you sneak quick catnaps in the car then you take a good long nap at the same time as Case around 1 or so. You favorite way to fall asleep... eating!
Eating: You have officially started solid foods. You're aren't great at it but you've started. The first thing you had was rice cereal. You seemed to really enjoy it at first but then it got to where you didn't want to keep any of it in your mouth. You are very messy with it and my favorite place to feed it to you is in your bathtub.
After rice cereal came bananas, avocado, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, and oatmeal. Sweet potatoes and oatmeal are the only things you are good about eating out of all those foods. In fact green beans and peas make you literally gag. Need proof? Here ya go...
Safe to say the green stuff isn't your favorite? Sometimes I sneak a spoonful into your oatmeal and get you to eat at least a bite but you seem to know it is in there. You, believe it or not, still have not gone up in the amount of formula you take at a feeding. You are still at 6 ounces and that tends to be a battle that takes place over an hour or two unless you are falling asleep. You take a bottle about 4 to 5 times a day and I offer you solid food about 3 times each day.
Clothes: You are getting pretty comfortable in 12 month size clothes now. A lot of it is still pretty long but it sure isn't too big around!
Play: You still love your exersaucer and your jumperoo. You are also a BIG fan of your brother's toys, much to Case's dismay. Let's just say he isn't so good about sharing his toys or your toys with you! You probably think Case's nickname for you is "NO!". What can I say? He's almost 2! Case do you see what happens when you go to bed? Ty is surrounded with your toys! This is what Ty calls, revenge!
All toys still go straight into your mouth. You are just so happy to play with pretty much anything you can pick up and put in your mouth. You LOVE playing with Case! You giggle more for him than anyone else. I sure hope Case turns out to be a good kid because I'm pretty sure you're going to do your very best to do everything your big brother does!
New Things: You are definitely sitting up now! You're pretty advanced... doctor's words not mine! He saw you sitting up and said that is more of a 7 month skill. I just smiled and explained that you are gifted and that you most likely got that from your mom:) You are really very steady and love to sit in the middle of the room and watch Case play, especially if he is going back and forth doing something.
You are really interested in the tv still. You pay attention to it longer than Case does I think. You don't seem to be picky about what you watch but the more colorful the better.
I can't believe you are already over halfway to your first birthday. I wish I could slow time down and snuggle with you a little longer before you become totally independent! I love the time I get to spend with you. You are such a laid back kid and you don't ask for much. You are such an easy baby... have I said this a hundred times before? It is still true. God blessed me with the "easy" kid second (sorry Case it's true)! I am so blessed to be your mommy!!! Thank you for your patience and your smiles. You bring me so much joy!
I love you Tybee!!!!