Wednesday, November 19, 2008

month 6!

hi my handsome boy,

you had your 6 month check up today and you are now 20 lbs 13 oz and 27 inches long. in other words, you are a biiiig boy! we got the go ahead to start feeding you 3 times a day and to move on to the 2nd foods once you've tried all of the 1st foods. i think we have just a couple left to try so it won't be too long before you get to start eating the fruit combos (tasty!), and the meats (gross!). we also get to give you juice...yum! mommy is not very excited about this because feeding you is quite a process. i am going to be spending a good portion of my day cleaning up after your meals and messes stress me out. i am going to have to relinquish a bit of my ocd when it comes to that if i am going to survive the next few years.

i know i tell you that you're amazing every day, but i just can't get over it. you are rolling all over the place these days. sometimes across entire rooms, sometimes just back and forth, but you love this new freedom! you hold yourself up when standing against a table and are sitting up on your own for short bursts of time (max: 30 seconds). grandma and grandpa d bought you the fisher price musical jungle when they were here a few weeks ago and that has helped you a lot with the sitting and standing. we also bought you a walker to get you moving around a bit, and i will have to let you know how you like it next month because it hasn't arrived in the mail yet. as for the rest of your toys - well, like i said before, don't be surprised if you don't receive many in the future.

every morning you lie in bed with me and smile and babble away. this is the only time of day that you will just relax and i savor every moment. when you finally decide you've had enough relaxing i put you in your baby einstein exercauser, put your baby einstein baby neptune dvd on and do a little cleaning up in the kitchen, straighten out the couch cushions, have my chai tea, and listen to you play. 2 hours after you wake up you go down for a nap and i get to shower! you sleep anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours and then you wake up, eat, and we usually try to get out of the house for a bit. sometimes we go to lunch with grandma, auntie, or daddy, and sometimes we just go to wally world, which is your favorite place to be. after the next 2 hour round, you take another nap, i watch ellen, clean some more, and sometimes do a little bit of work. after your nap you eat again, we play, and then i take you for a walk if the weather allows. this schedule has been pretty consistent for the past few months.

you have started rolling your tongue and do so a lot throughout the day. it is adorable to listen to. you recently started trying to pull my necklace off and since daddy refuses to buy me another necklace from tiffany's if you break this one, i think i may have to stop wearing it for a while. you pull my hair. A LOT. and i would really appreciate it if you would stop because that shit hurts!

we are coming up on your first thanksgiving and christmas and i am very excited for us to be surrounded by so much family. grandma and grandpa d are coming for 2 1/2 weeks in december and will be spending christmas with us. it is going to be great. i haven't decided what to get you yet because you already get everything you need and a lot that you don't and i want to avoid spoiling you at such a young age. you will never remember the gifts you got and chances are you won't play with them anyway so i'm considering buying you baking sheet and a spatula and calling it good. if you're lucky maybe i'll get you a remote control of your very own!

i have been thinking a lot lately about how fast these past 6 months have gone and how fast the next 6 will pass as well. it is so fun to watch you learn every day, but i can't help wishing you would slow it down just a little. your brother is already 7 years old and i can't help thinking that one day i am going to blink and you will be too. please remember that no matter how old you are, no matter how you dress, or what you do, i will always love you and you will always be my baby boy. and i expect my fair share of smooches in return for all those i bestow upon you. and if you refuse, i will not hesitate to bust out the blackmail pictures. don't mess with your mama! ;)

p.s. your knee fat is delectable.