Friday, August 13, 2010

6 Months

Deacon- it's been half a year; you are 6 months old!!
  • We are thrilled that you are now 28 inches long, putting you in the 93rd percentile!! We are keeping our fingers crossed that you got our families tall genes that seemed to skip over us!

  • You weigh 17 pounds 6.5 ounces (50th percentile) and have a head circumference of 17.25 inches (52nd percentile).
  • You are now our baby on a move!! You aren't quite crawling and don't really know what direction you will go, but you can get across the room by a combination of rolling, scooting, and nose-diving.

  • This month you also learned to sit alone for a few seconds at a time and are very close to figuring out how to get into a sitting position by yourself.
  • This summer you have been spoiled by having me home to carry and snuggle with you all day long. We are enjoying every moment of it because we know before long you will be Mr. Independent.

  • We are still waiting for your teeth to appear! I can feel a few knots in your gums, but none have erupted. You seem like you are preparing for their arrival with finger chewing and a "drool pool."
  • You are eating really well. We have moved you up to level 2 baby food and you have sampled too many new ones to list, but the fruits are definitely your favorites. You have also munched on some teething cookies and yogurt melts.

  • You seem to be a little more shy and mellow than Carson. You would much rather spend a quiet day at the house with family, than out where it is noisy with people you aren't familiar with.

  • When you get tired you constantly rub your eyes. You love for me to rock you to sleep while patting your back, but are also content with your pacifier and a blanket or toy to snuggle.

  • You sleep in your crib now and still wake up once or twice a night.

  • We love your laugh!! You are usually happiest when you wake up in the morning, or right after a nap. (I've learned this is the best time to take your picture!) You also give us the most smiles while going crazy in your bouncer.

  • I can't believe in another 6 months we will be planning your 1st birthday party...

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