Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bradley {six months}

Oh my sweet boy, you are now 6 months old! It has been another great new month with you. You are changing practically daily; you are learning new things and are curious about everything! It is so much fun to see your personality evolving in your likes/dislikes, etc. You are happy, healthy & thriving! We love you so much!

This month we changed you into size 3 diapers, but you are still in size 9 month clothes..some 12 month. At your 6 month appointment, you weighed in at 18lbs 14oz and were 27 1/4inches in length. You are still drinking 32oz of breast (pumped) milk daily and we've also incorporated some solids! We've give you oatmeal, rice cereal and sweet potatoes (puree) so far. You didn't seem to mind any of them, but getting the motions down of the spoon took a little bit of effort. We will continue introducing some new foods, but there's really no rush. We'll also be doing a bit of baby led weaning as you get a little older. You don't have any teeth yet, but I'm sure it will be very soon!

You are sitting up unassisted now, but you prefer to lay on your tummy to play. You like to play with anything that plays music/rattles/beeps and toys you can grasp. You always roll over from your back to your tummy as soon as you're laid down, even to fall asleep. Your sleep has changed a little bit this past month. Before, we could lay you down to fall asleep (co-sleeping), walk away to do whatever, then come back to sleep. Now, you only like to go to sleep when I (mommy) lay down for the night too. We usually lay down between 9-9:30pm with a 8oz bottle and then you wake up at 2am to take a 4 oz bottle and fall right back to sleep until we leave in the morning for daycare at 6am.

You are still a babbling machine, "talking" pretty much non-stop. We love your little voice! You like to hear yourself, and have definitely learned your volume! You can scream loudly!! You laugh a lot too, especially at daddy. He is constantly trying to make you giggle. We love it.

This month we traveled to Oklahoma City to visit your Nana and aunt Caitlin, and to meet your aunt Mallory and cousin Kamryn for the first time. You did excellent on the car ride there (2hrs) and sleeping in the hotel! We took you swimming in the hotel for the first time. You were pretty unsure of the water at first, but started kicking away after a few minutes, but you did not like your floatie toy! You wanted to be in mommy or daddy's arms only. We also went to the zoo for the 1st time (OKC zoo) and you seemed to enjoy being in your stroller and looking around.

With your cousin Kamryn

Bradley, every day is a joy. Every day I learn something new, and every day my heart is filled with a little bit more of love for you. I don't think it will ever stop expanding!! Sometimes I bet people regret asking me about how you're doing because I can just ramble on and on about how awesome you are! What can I say, I'm a proud mom! Thank you for making me your Mom, Brad! xoxo

1 comment:

safire said...

Lovely post! Bradley is getting so big! He's adorable.