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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Six Months!

Here's a snapshot of JJ at 6 months.

JJ still eats 5 times a day, nurses in the morning and before bed, with 3 bottles in between.  He still gets fruit and cereal after his morning feeding and veggies and cereal after his 4th feeding.  He also eats puffs (which he's liking more and more each day) as well as banana and apple (banana is his favorite!) in his little mesh feeder bag.  He has had little bits of things like bread, pizza crust and cotton candy.

I know that we hit the jackpot with this boy.  Averages 11-12 hours straight a night.  He's been doing better and better with naps, usually taking 2 longer naps each day.  (Anywhere from 2-2 1/2 hours.)  He sleeps completely unswaddled now, and does it well!  We have a sleep sack that Aunt Gerrie made for JJ, so we use that when it's chilly instead of having to use blankets.  Here's a picture so you can see what I mean.

The bottom is just a big sack that keeps him warm.  He loves it!

Once again, JACKPOT!  This boy loves to play, and will play for quite long periods by himself.  He has some favorite toys, and they'll keep him busy for awhile.  He loves his shape sorter turtle, his truck that makes music, his mini piano, his ball that sings and some teethers.  He'll also spend lots of time in his exersaucer, especially if Baby Bach is playing in the background.  He LOVES that DVD and gets excited now when it starts to come on.  I should videotape his excitement, it's soooo funny!  He also gets very excited whenever Zoe comes around him.  He loves her so much, and the feeling seems to be mutual!

JJ is rolling.  And rolling, and rolling, and rolling!  It's like he went from not rolling to rolling all over in one day!  He spends lots of time on both his belly and back when he's playing.  Funny enough, he hasn't rolled when he's in his crib yet.  I hope he doesn't, I don't think it would make him very happy at this point!  JJ also sits up a lot.  He's not completely steady yet, it seems he doesn't realize that he has to keep himself up and sometimes just topples over.  But he does sit for long periods by himself, I'm just right next to him.  I use the boppy with him too, but I still don't go too far.  He tips forward sometimes and I don't want him to smash his face!

He grabs for absolutely everything.  Even just walking through the house carrying him, he reaches out and tries to grab the door jams, the curtains, anything he thinks he can get his hands on!  He loves to stand and hold onto things...of course with assistance. 

The biggest thing(s) happened on August 29 & 30:

We've got 2 teeth!  I keep thinking more are on their way, especially after the (scary!) fever he had last week, but so far nothing more.  JJ loves to brush his teeth after he eats, it's the cutest thing...he knows it's coming after I wash his face and hands, and he opens his mouth as I bring the toothbrush toward him.  Yet another thing I should videotape!

JJ tipped the scales at 18lbs. 2oz.  They measured his height at 26.5 inches.  75th and 50th percentiles, respectively.  Four shots and one oral vaccine later, he's no worse for the wear.

We consider ourselves so blessed to be Mommy and Daddy to this happy, energetic, excited, loving little boy.  Watching him grow and change is by far the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of.  Just when I think I can't love him more, I wake up the next morning and realize I do!  Who wouldn't?!


Anonymous said...

Love this post! I had a smile on my face the whole time and then when I got to the picture I let out a "oh, he's so cute!" laugh! Love that boy!

Lynn said...

Thanks! He loves you too!! <3