Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Graham || 6 months!

Dear Graham,

You are 6 months old.  I can't hardly believe 6 months have already past since you joined our family.  The days are going by so quickly.  And although we are entering one my favorites ages ~ I find myself clinging to keep you my little baby. But I am loving watching you grow and seeing you start to discover the world.

You are an absolute joy.  You are usually pretty easy going and only cry when you are really tired.  You are really starting to play with toys -- well, mostly chew on them.  You like sitting in the bumbo and your jumper.  You still can't really sit up on your own -- you can for a few seconds and then you either go forward or fall over.  But you are getting better every day.  You still like your swing but I think you will be out growing it soon.  You wiggle in it like crazy so we have to make sure and buckle you it - you also love to grab the mobile.  You are starting to jibber jabber all the time.

You are still nursing 3 times a day - morning, evening and before bed.  You take 2 bottles at daycare - around 7 ounces.  Pretty much every 4 hours.  We started cereal a week ago.  You are still getting the hang of it.  You eat it just once a day now but we'll move to twice a day in next couple of days and then slowly start with veggies and then fruits.

You weigh around 18 lbs and are 27 inches tall.  You are wearing mostly all 6-9 month clothes and size 3 diaper.

You are pretty much sleeping through the night.  Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself.  You go to bed around 8:30 and get up around 6:45.  Most mornings I have to wake you up.  You don't nap great.  Mostly just cat naps at daycare.  You do better at home but still not great.  We are starting to lay you down awake for naps and you are starting to be able to put yourself to sleep after a little fussing.  I still rock you to sleep at night.  It is a sweet, special time and I need it as much as you. 

I am so blessed to be your mommy.  There aren't adequate words to describe my love for you and your brother.  It runs deep and wide.

Mommy

Here are some pictures of you at 6 months.  You are such a cutie!