In addition to all the other fun we were having this weekend, we were also celebrating something special. Our little peanut turned six months old on Saturday. Half a year – hard to believe.
He is such a little boy now, and now that he’s starting to move around and be more independent, I have to remind myself sometimes that he’s still just a little baby. I think he thinks he’s already about three years old!
Before becoming a parent, I had no idea that his personality and silly little quirks would be so apparent so early. I figured he’d a baby for at least the first year, and his personality would evolve has he became a toddler. Boy was I wrong. He is so full of life and love already, and he already knows what he likes and dislikes, what makes him laugh, and what makes him think “stop taking pictures of me, mom.”
In the past month he has gone from starting to army crawl to full blown mobility. Every day he gets faster and is trying something new. His latest trick is to try to stand on things. Check out those thighs!
It’s amazing to me how much his appearance has changed over the past six months. I look back at his early baby pictures and almost don’t recognize him, which makes me sort of sad.
Here he is at one month with darker skin and features, and ridiculous old man hair…
At three months he had lightened up a bit and finally had some hair growing in…
And today, at six months he has light blue eyes, ghostly pale skin, and a floppy mop of reddish brown hair. Clearly I am biased, but I feel like he gets cuter every single day.
This is his new favorite facial expression – big blown up cheeks and smile that makes him look like a little frog. It kills me.
Now that he has the run of the house, he’s no longer interested in the many many toys we have strewn about every room. New favorite things include shoes (the dirtier the better), cords, wagging dog tails, door stoppers, and water bottles. Nothing makes him happier than chasing a half-full Sodastream bottle around the floor.
I know that once babies are crawling and standing, life gets much more complicated. While I’m already finding that to be true (time to babyproof), it is also so much more fun.
Most of the time, I feel like I get to spend my days hanging out with my best friend. We take lots of long walks, spend afternoons with friends, play in the parks and go to the zoo, and we have so much fun together. I feel so incredibly lucky to get to spend my days at home with him, and I try not to ever take it for granted.
Six months sounds really old in baby-time, and yet at the same time it’s hard to believe our lives have become this full in just half a year. I can’t really remember life before Cullen, and I definitely can’t imagine life without him.
Six Month Rundown:
- Solid Food: Started! Still just oatmeal cereal until after we move.
- Stroller Running: Getting better – can do 4 miles with no walking!
- Car Seat: Getting better. A lot less screaming these days.
- Bottles: Pretty much giving up and moving onto sippy cups.
- House: Moving to our new one this Saturday!
- Weight: 17 pounds at yesterday’s appointment!
- Likes: Crawling around naked, bedtime songs, splashing in the bathtub, chasing balls, staring at other babies, chewing on tags.
- Dislikes: When mom picks his nose, having his diaper changed, getting dressed, naptime.
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