Our sweet baby in a word: CURIOUS!!
Weight: 17 pounds. 10 ounces. (50%)
Height: 27 inches long (75%)
Head Circumference: 17 incehs (25%)
Instead of telling about Daniel in categories like I have done in the past, I will share about Daniel starting from the moment he wakes up until the time that he goes to bed.
He wakes up around 6:45 a.m. Dennis usually greets him every morning, and he brings him to me for his first feeding of the morning. He comes to me smiling and bright (most mornings!). He nurses for about 15-20 minutes, but has a hard time concentrating because of Dennis’ noise getting out of house. He tuuurrrrnnnnnsss to find him with every move he makes. He has taken QUITE the new interest in his daddy, which is so so so sweet to watch. I am kind of used to being the ONLY object of his affection, but I am truly welcoming the new fascination in Dennis.
After he eats, I bring him back to his room, and lay him back down. He smiles at me, and then within 10 minutes is already dozing back to sleep for his morning nap. We call it: “the I’m so tired from sleeping all night so I need another nap” nap. ; –)> He will wake again anytime from 9-11! It is insanely crazy how much this little boy sleeps. He usually wakes up jabbering and talking. Always so very happy.
After this, we usually play, read, and talk. He loves his swing, he loves his little jumperoo. He likes to mostly just stand in it, even though he does play in it, too. He loves to just stand in it and goo, gah, shriek and “talk.”
Around lunch time, he will eat again. It’s time yet again to go back down for a nap. Nap time can be anywhere from 12:30-1:30 to 3:30-4:30p.m. depending on when he woke up from his morning nap. To prepare for naptime, he just lays down, pulls the blanket over his head, and is out.
I know that it is time to go get him when I hear him talking to himself and googling. When I walk in, he smiles at me SOOO BIG! and it’s usually filled with kicking legs and excited drawn up arms. I LOVE that he loves me this much! ; ) When we get up, we do another diaper change, and then he eats again. After this he will either:
- sit up and play independently in his crib
- do some tummy time
- watch Baby Einstein
- we read a book (or I dodge his hands from ripping the pages out)
- or anything else I can think of
Once Dennis gets home we eat dinner. Daniel will eat a small portion of carrots, sweet potatoes, banana, mango, or zucchini. (It’s what I currently have on hand right now) He is eating it REALLY good now. It’s no longer ‘practice’ but some serious business when it comes to meal time. He really likes his food. When we are at restaurants, he won’t sit in his car seat anymore at meal time, he wants to be on my lap and eating whatever I am eating. Of course, we just give him little bits of potato, or I will feed him from his own food. He has gotten a lot better about not making terrible faces, but actually moves the food from the spoon to swallow. No more playing around!
I especially love how he lays on his back and grabs his legs and feet as he is doing in this photo above.
We went to Outback Steakhouse the other weekend with Dennis’ family. Jill, our sister in law had Daniel and was counting “1………2………….THRRRREEEEEEEEEE” as she waved a kids menu in his face, and he just cackled and laughed so loud over and over!!
He is just so much fun. He loves his bath times. He splashes with his hands and feet. Everything goes in his mouth if he can get his hands on it. He smiles and loves on his ‘Mammie’ and LOVES girls.
There is ONE thing that I don’t LOVE about Daniel: his massive COWlick. I despise it, and I am joking when I say that I am praying for a young woman to love it one day. Wow. It’s just so. . . . . distinct.
Thank you for reading all about his 6 month fun. We love you all.