Monday, April 9, 2012

Hunter: 6 Months

Time travels faster when you are a parent.  I'm not sure of the specifics, but there is some kind of time-quantum- warp-speed-thing that happens.  In the blink of an eye, six months have passed.

First thing we need to discuss is the size of this child.  At his six month well-visit he weighed 17 lbs 4 oz, which is in the 50th percentile.  His height was 29 1/4 inches, which is also the 50th percentile-- but for a 12 month old.

Let's give that a minute to sink in.

My six-month-old child is the average size of a one-year-old.  He is literally off the charts.  Seriously, what happened to that little peanut I gave birth to?

 Anyway, Bubface, you  turned six months last week.  In your fifth month you:

*rolled over from stomach to belly and back again.  And that was it.  It was like you checked it off your To Do list, and have no interest in doing it again.

*blow raspberries all the time.  And it's the cutest damn thing.

*are totally a boy and like to play rough.  You are happiest when Daddy is tossing you around.

*have really taken an interest in our cat, Winston.  Whenever Winston walks by, you stop what you are doing and stare.  Once in a while you get a chance to pet him, and he tolerates for roughly forty-five seconds.

..come back.  I haven't finished ripping out all your fur.

*figured out your feet could make it into your mouth.  This new discovery has made diaper changing a little more difficult.

*we busted out your exosaucer and you. love. it.  Like pink puffy heart love it.  You also beat the ever-lovin' piss out off it, and I fear it won't survive to the next child.  There is a little tray that is removable for washing purposes, but being the think-outside-the boxer that you are, see it as a chew toy

*you had your first date with your future wife, Jenna.  This photo is going on your Save the Dates.

The biggest milestone this month is we started solid foods.  I was trying to hold off until he was officially six months, but around five months and two weeks we realized the breast milk was not enough for him.  I was nursing him nearly every hour and when we would eat, he would stare at our food and try to grab for it.  So we took the plunge and started him on rice cereal.  After ten days we moved on to oatmeal, and a week later he gobbled up carrots, squash and sweet potatoes.

Happy 6 months baby boy!

Always & Forever,


Freckles Chick said...

in+Oh wow! Is Hunter already 6 months?! Peeps are always telling us to enjoy this time b/c they grow up so fast & I hoped it was true (not gonna lie) in that first crazy exhausting month. BUt's a little heartbreaking!

The little man is so handsome, omg I just want to bite his little tush. Weird? I totally would.

Quinn says hi!!

Freckles Chick said...

OK, that "in+" at the beginning of my previous comment? I was typing whilst nursing & Quinnie threw her arm out on the keyboard & there you go. Perhaps she's jealous of Jenna? Haha!

Danielle and Clint said...

Awwww.....!! He is just so sweet! And let me tell ya. My little man is a month younger and is about 20lbs. He is already wearing 9-12 month clothing! So I hear ya. Must be a boy thang.

G+D said...

I thought your name was Lizzie! When I replied to your response to me on The Nest for Kate's "big girl room" I originally wrote, "Thanks for the link LB!" b/c I recognized your pic and was all, oh, that's LizzieBeth. But then I saw your username was Amber and I got confused! I edited it to say Amber and told myself apparently I suck at paying attention. Anyway, just had to hunt you down to make sure I wasn't going crazy, lol. And to apologize for getting your name wrong! And to thank you (again) for the link to the party your friend is throwing--it looks fabulous!

PS. Hunter is the cuteness! I want to nibble on those adorable little toes. Congratulations on 6 months!

Oonafey said...

Good god. I have never really wanted babies... Not even after hanging out with my nieces (not a big fan). But that video? Makes me want a baby NOW. Which is inconvenient at the moment, but whatevs.