Half a Year

This little boy, this cute, chubby, happy little boy is six months old today. Yes, six! Half a year old already. It seems like just yesterday we were driving home from the hospital with him in the back seat, screaming the entire way. It was a long 10 minutes. I'm glad we're not doing that all over again. Little did we know, he was just preparing us for what the next three or four months would be like.  Crying, crying, and more crying.

But, here we are, six months later, and we survived the colic, the short naps, the constant need for bouncing, and all of the other hectiness that comes with a new baby and being first time parents. Yes, we survived, and I'd like to think we survived with flying colors. Flying I tell you.

This little boy has given us a run for our money, and I fear the "fun" has just begun. From the day he was born hes set the rule around here. He's stubborn, demanding at times, the most attentive little kid, and, if he doesn't want to do something, don't even think about making him do it, like napping. When the boy wants to nap, the boy is going to nap, but don't you dare think he's going to do it a second sooner.

He's full of personality that little one is, and I just love seeing him learn and grow every single day. Being a mom is kind of fabulous.

At six months old this little boy:
Talks up a storm.
Loves food of all kinds...are we surprised by this one? Just look at his thighs.
Sleeps  from 6:30ish-5:30ish, wakes up to eat, and falls back to sleep until 8.
Scoots around, mostly in circles.
Loves sticking out his tongue.
Loves laughing
Sits up like a champ.
Smiles whenever I walk into the room. He's a momma's boy in the making and I love it.
Loves to put any and everything in his mouth.
Loves being around other kids.
Takes two naps a day, a 45 minute morning nap, and an afternoon nap that can be anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours. We never know what we're going to get, but when we get those 3 hour naps, it's a little of heaven to my day.

I'm not sure how we lucked out with this little boy, but he sure makes us happy around here, and is always making us laugh. Six months into this whole parenting thing, and I think I'll keep the job, I kind of like it, and him for that matter.


Brittany said...

Oh that Polo onesie was one of my favs on Jamers and Preston looks so handsome in it!

Let's see, "He's stubborn, demanding at times, the most attentive little kid, and, if he doesn't want to do something, don't even think about making him do it . . . "

Kind of reminds me of someone else I know. ;)

Joy said...

One absolutely, adorable 6 month old!

AJ Candrian said...

I just want to pinch his cheeks... and thighs. He's such a cute kid! I miss him!

Lindsay said...

Love, love, love him! I want to squeeze his perfectly chunky thighs!

Mandy said...

He IS so so cute!!! I wonder if rolly thighs are a boy thing....if not, than Jack and Preston could have a thigh contest bc they definitely BOTH have some rockin' ones! He's so adorable and I love reading your narrations about him and being a mom. :)

Cynthia Lovell said...

I can't believe he's already 6 mo. old! He's DARLING!!!
LOVE the pictures and the descriptions!!! I just want to cuddle him and squeeze him!!! & Kiss him!!!

Dr. J-Love said...

He's just a plane flight away, mom. :)

Erin S said...

he.is.cute. like super cute. I can't believe our babies are 6 months old already! He looks like you. (Its so annoying when people tell you who your baby looks like, so I apologize. But he does look like you)