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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Half a Year

Someone turned 6 months old on Thursday!
Holy cow, where did half a year go already?

Not to brag or anything, but my little guy can:
  • roll over both ways (he prefers to sleep on his tummy now)
  • play independently in his exersaucer
  • eat rice cereal, apples, bananas, pears, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, prunes, mangoes, and avocados (we tried peaches but their tang makes him gag)-- Mommy and Daddy make all of his food, which has made feeding him so much cheaper-- green veggies are up next, then meats
  • nurse like a champ (even in public when he's covered-- he doesn't get distracted)
  • reach for things and grab them
  • babble like there is no tomorrow
  • turns toward people when they call his name
  • sit assisted (with a Boppy or in the high chair or with anything else to help prop him up on the sides)
  • splash when we play at the pool
  • laugh when tickled
  • smile ALL the time
He is seriously one of the mellowest, happiest babies I've ever met. If he cries, it's because he's really hungry or something is really bothering him. He had his six-month checkup today and didn't even cry when they gave him his first shot. His second shot brought literally 4 seconds of crying and no tears.

As for six month stats, he weighs 18 pounds, 1 ounce (65th percentile) and is 27 inches long (75th percentile). Our pediatrician was incredibly pleased with how well he's doing and with his happy demeanor.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful little boy in our lives! It's hard to believe that in just six more short months, we'll be celebrating his first birthday!

~Melody :-)


mama marchand said...

Happy 6 months, B! :) What a cutie you have.

The Palmer Family Blog said...

Happy half birthday, Brennan!

TaterTotMom said...

I'm "new" to blogging (sloppyjoesandtatertots.com) and have SO much to learn. But one thing I do know is how to "follow" and "comment". :) I enjoy reading your blog.
I have an almost 4 month old. When I read your blog about your 6 month old (happy b-day!) it reminded me of my little Ryan. He's such a mellow baby and, like yours, cries when he REALLY needs something. What a smile he has! You have a precious family!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

So, FYI, TaterTotMom is my BEST friend, her daughter is G's best friend, and her son is GOING to be C's best friend!!! I'm so glad she found you, since she is copying the cloth diaper plan I copied from you!

You will have to post on your "make your own baby food" plan so I can copy that, too!

Happy "un"birthday, Brennan!