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Monday, December 23, 2013

Jack {6 months}

 Oh Jack. How you are already 1/2 a year old I have no idea. I both love it and hate it at the same time. I love all the new things you are doing and love watching you experience life and all your firsts. But with the good also comes the sad as you change each month from a little bitty baby to a more independent little man.
You'll notice a lot of your pictures this month have one thing in common. You sitting. And trying to grab the camera from my hands. Gone are the days of taking pictures while you lay so still and smile. You are on the go! 
You LOVE to kick your little feet as fast as they will go and smile and laugh.
I have no idea what you weigh but we'll find out in a few days at your well child checkup. What I do know though is that you've definitely packed on a few lbs. You love to eat kid. You still take 6 oz. bottles every 3-4 hours. Sometimes it's right at 3 hours other times you can go almost 5 hours in between feedings.
This past month you tried SO many new foods. Unfortunately we had to do away with the rice cereal as you became really constipated, but who wants to eat that disgusting stuff anyway? Bring on the veggies! Your first food was carrots followed by sweet potatoes and squash and then it was on to the greens. I think you prefer peas more than green beans and you must get that from your daddy considering peas make me gag. You love any and all fruits and this week you tried prunes for the first time. 
You try to feed yourself by pulling the spoon to your mouth and if I have food on the spoon and aren't moving fast enough you'll pull my hand with the spoon. You can also hold your own bottle although I still love to give it to you and get my cuddle time in.
You're in size 2 diapers and 3-6 month clothes are officially too tight. You wear anything from 6m to 6-9m to 9m and even some 6-12m for the length. 
Sleep is still not the greatest. You go to bed between 7:00 and 7:30pm, but are still waking up a couple of times in the middle of the night. Sometimes it's more than a couple and this momma is tired. You also aren't a really consistent napper and don't like to take naps in your crib. I blame this one on MeMaw since she watches you during the day and likes to hold you while you sleep. As sweet as it is, it makes it very difficult for daycare to get you to nap and for us on the weekends. You wake up between 7-7:30am and are usually tired again by 9:30-10:00am. Afternoon nap time is a crap shoot.
You continue to love bath time and graduated from the infant tub to a rubber duck tub that sits in the big bath tub. It's so much better and there is lots more space. You're able to sit up in it and splash around kicking your feet. You also try to grab and catch the water when we pour it.
You're still loving Sophie and all those little rings you can attach to each other. You are less interested in your activity mat this month and I think it's because you want to sit up and know what's going on at all times. You also love the exersaucer, but 10 minutes is about your max in it.
On Thanksgiving day you rolled over from your back to your belly from the first time and haven't looked back since. There's no point in laying you on your back anymore as you always roll over within 5 seconds. For a few nights in a row you kept rolling over on your belly in your crib and then getting pissed and crying. Thankfully you don't do that much anymore and you even slept on your belly one night.
I heard "mammamma" again and luckily MeMaw was there to witness it this time. I'm still not counting it as a first word, but if you do it again it will become official in your baby book and on the blog. 
You are mouthing EVERYTHING and I know those little bottom teeth are going to poke through this month. 
("You. Give me that camera.")

You sit unassisted for a few seconds before toppling over. The biggest hindrance to sitting all by yourself is that you love to lean all the way forward and put your toes in your mouth.
You and your brother still love each other so so much. He makes you laugh so hard. This month it's him singing "What Does the Fox Say?" He sings and does this little dance and you laugh and laugh until you have the hiccups.
Happy 6 months monkey man. I love you bunches!
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