Wednesday, April 10, 2013

6 months!

I'm going to skip the 'time flies' blurb to spare everyone else this time. Suffice it to say, it does.


Height 25.75 in, 16%
Weight 17 lb 11.8 oz, 57%
Head 17.75 in, 93%

Everett at 6 months, you:

Have now reached a level of chubby that gets a lot of comments out in public. :) You eat 4x a day now. Around 7 am, 11 am, 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. You also eat rice cereal and oatmeal. (Since I'm almost 2 weeks late in doing your 6 month update, you've eaten other foods now. But I'll update those next time.) You would like to be able to hold the spoon and feed yourself because we aren't quite fast enough for you. Unfortunately, you're just a tad too young. :)

You started going to bed around 7:30. Which is awesome and you still sleep great at night. But for some reason, this has really put a damper in your napping. You're getting better at it each week, but for awhile you weren't napping for more than 30-45 minutes twice a day. Which wasn't enough and you were so, so grumpy by late afternoon/evening. In theory, you nap for 2 hours in the morning (9-11ish) and 2 in the afternoon (1:30-3:30ish). But I get really excited about a rare 1.5 hour nap these days so we will see.

This was the month of the sick. You got a virus (possibly RSV), which turned into bronchiolitis, which lead to an ear infection. We did breathing treatments and antibiotics and lots of waking up at night and sadness during the day. But you're all better! Yay.

We weaned off the Prevacid this month but it didn't go well. We are back on it.

You've decided crawling isn't your thing. You sit great (although you eventually topple over, either in an attempt to reach something or because you threw yourself backwards to try to stand up or because you think it's a fun game). However, you absolutely will not stay I your belly. I'm sure crawling will come eventually but for now, one second on your belly and you roll over in protest. You'd really rather someone held your hands and helped you walk all day long.

I'm not even going to get started on the crib situation. It's not going well.

You're definitely teething. You've been cutting the same tooth in the front for awhile now. You love to chew on ice cubes.

You're really good at holding your bottle now and can get it back in yourself. If I try to help you, you grab it away from me. (You're really, really independent.) And usually wind up spraying milk all over your face.

You're such a people person. People love you when we go out because you smile at everyone who will look at you. You'll lean toward/ go to anyone. You absolutely love when people stand around and talk to you and tell you how cute you are. You soak it up. You have to be in the middle of the action all the time. You can no longer be held facing toward me, you will just wiggle yourself around until you can face out.

You are so independent, so full of personality, so strong-willed and SO much fun. You greet us with huge grins every time we go get you from your bed or when one of us gets home. We are crazy about you, little man!

You seem more and more grown up every day. Look at you go!