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.


  • 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


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!