Thursday, August 6

At Six Months...

I cannot believe how fast Ben's first 6 months of life have flown by! He is more fun than ever and learning new things every day.

Ben:

  • is definitely not the petite baby he once was. Ben weighs close to 16 lbs this month!
  • wears 3-6 month clothing and size 2 diapers. Some of his clothes are getting small and he can manage in some bigger things as well.
  • sleeps in his crib and all night long! He catches on quickly. We let him cry one night and he pretty much figured it out. It is a dream to get so much sleep again! He also naps in his crib. It's amazing how much I can get done when I don't have to hold the child.
  • sleeps on his tummy. Yes, I should win Mother of the Year for this one, but I tried to keep him on his back and he rolls immediately to his tummy. As long as he's sleeping, I'm okay with it!
  • loves laughing at his Gigi and Papa.
  • is ticklish on his tummy. This also makes him laugh (as does throwing him in the air- I know, Mother of the Year).
  • got his first owie. Poor Ben slammed his head against the side of the tub. It bled. It bled a lot.
  • is the next Michael Phelps (minus the whole bong thing).
  • immediately rolls onto his tummy when he is set down. This makes getting him dressed and changing his diaper harder than getting Jillian to invite you to the Fantasy Suite.
  • grabs things intentionally. He loves playing with his feet!
  • has been to the beach, Black Butte and the Nordstrom sale.
  • is able to get his car seat toy and jumper to play music by pressing the buttons. Seriously, he's a genius.
Stay tuned for 6 month pictures (on location in the BBR). Here is a picture from Ben's 6th month to hold you over.

The Wedding

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

Oh look at that bow tie!! So stinkin' adorable!!!

Mike and Emily Campbell said...

He is so cute. I am cracking up about the analogy to Jillian and the fantasy suite. Hilarious!