How can we be halfway through the first year already? Doesn't it feel like my baby was just born yesterday?
But it wasn't yesterday. It was 6 months ago!! My smiley, happy, cuddly, social, lovely, easy baby is already 6 months old. I'm not sure how much Briggs weighs (since his 6 month check-up isn't until Friday), but he continues to grow. He still wears his size 2 diapers, but he's starting to wear his 6-9 month clothes, although is also still fitting into most of his 3-6 month clothes. He nurses about 4 times/day (and usually twice in the night), and has just started having baby food once/day. He usually takes 2 naps during the day and sleeps for about 3-5 hours at a time at night. I get really excited if he sleeps at night for a 5-6 hour stretch. He continues to spit up a lot and poop about once/week (although hoping that improves with the baby food). But he has the best disposition and a smile that just lights up the room.
He's pretty irresistible, right?!
Likes: Favorites still include baths, being outside, his right thumb, and getting attention. Briggs enjoys playing with lots of his toys, but his stacking cups, spinning alphabet ball, sea creature toy, and rattles remain favorites. He is showing more interest in books, particularly his 'Dada' book and 'Baby Talk', although often seems most interested in trying to eat his books. He loves his sisters, his baby k'tan, and his feet. And although he's only had prunes and squash, he seems to like baby food too.
Two of his favorite things: stacking cups and his big sister.
Dislikes: Briggs will get fussy if he is hungry or tired. He has also started demonstrating his 'mad cry', which he will bust out when he is put down and would rather be held, or when he is lonely or bored and isn't attended to quickly enough.
Sometimes life is just serious.
Skills: Briggs is a mover. He rolls all over, and can get across a room pretty quickly. He doesn't stay on his play mats or his blanket for very long. He is sitting now, although loses his balance if he reaches too far, looks up too quickly, or gets too excited.
My big boy sitting up all by himself
Briggs is grabbing everything he can reach, will hold a toy in each hand, and can activate his simple cause and effect toys. He is a master at pulling hair and grabbing faces, which his sisters find very amusing. Briggs continues to make lots of cute coos, squeals, and noises. He giggles and laughs often. He is fantastic at splashing in the bathtub. And he continues to fill our lives with so much joy. His sisters think he's the best thing ever...and I tend to agree.
My big 6 month old