My life as a mommy :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

6 months [a little late]

How in the world do I have a 6 1/2 month old?!?!?!? It has been an amazing 6 months and I have fallen so in love with this sweet baby boy that grew in my belly for 9 months. I never knew how possible it was to love him so much! There is never a day where I dont think God for my sweet little man! And besides those blue eyes and red hair are to die for! :)

He has turned into such a smart, sweet, giggly, handsome little man. My big boy now weighs 18 lbs 12oz and is 271/2 inches long. He is in some 6-9 month clothes, most 9 month clothes and even some 12 month! It really depends on where the outfit is from though. He wears a size 3 diaper and a size 3 shoe. He hates wearing shoes though because he cant stick his feet in his mouth lol.

He has learned so much here lately! He can say "mama" and "hi". He is so close to crawling. He will get up on all four and just rock back and forth but he can not figure out how to move his arms so he has resorted to rolling all over the place. He is such an active baby and once he gets the hang of crawling we will have our hands full! He learned how to reach for whoever he wants and will cry if you dont get him fast enough. He also has two teeth on the bottom now, which took a very long time to come through so we are very happy to have our happy baby back!

He is the biggest momma's boy, which melts my heart! If he knows I am around he better be touching me or he will freak out. He loves to be held by me and has to snuggle right up next to me at night. We love to sit in the floor and play with Sophie, his puppy that sings songs and the remote! His favorite thing is to do this little piggy. He laughs so much and is the biggest giggle box ever. He is ticklish everywhere and will laugh so hard that he loses his breath. Im serious guys, he is the best little boy ever!!!

Little Chubster loves to eat!! He eats a 6oz bottle every 3 hours. He eats a thing of baby food and baby mum mums in the morning. I will either feed him the Gerber yogurt or fruit baby food. He also gets baby food at night and baby mum mums again too. He eats a thing of veggies then or the meat mixtures. He is on the stage 2 gerber foods. We have recently started giving him some Gerber lil crunchies as a snack during the day because he loves to feed himself! He will eat everything in sight if possible thats why he is such a chubby boy, but chubby means healthy and arms muscles for mommy! :)

He is still going through the 4 month sleep regression apparently because he still doesnt sleep through the night. He goes to bed every night at 8pm and will wake up for a bottle at 1 am, 3am and 5am then wakes up for the day at 6:30 am. He takes one 30 min nap about two hours after he wakes up then 2 one hour naps throughout the day. He will eat about an hour before bed then he will get a bath, his jammies on then we will rock and read till he falls asleep.

At his 6 month appointment we found out that his hydrocele was gone but we did get some bad news in its place. His soft spot has closed alot sooner than it should which means his skull can not grow while his brain is still growing. Since his skull is not growing his brain has no room which has caused his skull to bulge out in the front and on the sides. You can see it in some of his pictures, it looks like a big knot on his forehead. This is called Sagittal Synostosis. We go back in a week to compare pictures from then to now. If they see that it is still closing then we will schedule an appointment to go see a pediatric neurosurgeon. I will go into more detail with this in another post. We just ask that you please keep our sweet baby in your prayers!

Overall, we have the biggest blessing in our lives! He seriously brought me closer to Justin, my mom and God. It is amazing how much a baby can change you, for the better of course. He is a smart little 6 month old who loves his mommy and daddy, Mickey Mouse, his jumper and kisses from cousin Kayden. We can not wait for all the fun Holiday activities to come with our handsome boy!