My baby is 6 months old today

September 9th, 2011

And boy do I need some cake! This growing up thing is depressing. I don’t want him to stop growing, but I just wish I could have a day of him being a newborn again! I can’t believe he is already 6 months old. These last 2 months have flown by way too fast, and he is just growing so fast. Pajamas that fit him fine 3 weeks ago, are now dwarfed by the size of his new jammies. Time is cruel!  On the positive side, these are the best times. He is so much fun to have around and we completely adore him! Okay now that we’re all depressed, here are some fun stats:

At six months Ollie:

  • Sleeps through the night  – 7:30PM-5/6AM – If he does wake up in the middle of the night, he can self-soothe back to sleep.
  • LOVES to eat solids – I think he is growing weary of having to drink liquids for meals
  • Can say “mama” even on command – if he’s in the mood
  • Loves books, the ipad, and his new rhinoceros stuffed animal
  • Smiles when he sees the camera
  • prefers sitting to laying, and can sit without any support
  • Sits up for his bath time and plays with toys
  • Does NOT crawl yet (yay!) but if you put him on the floor, he will somehow move from one side of the room to the other without rolling.
  • Finds anything that is left on the floor – and then puts it in his mouth
  • Makes lots of funny noises with his mouth
  • Flirts with every girl he meets
  • Gets so so so excited to see his daddy
  • Somehow he always ends up sideways in his crib
  • Laughs when going down stairs
  • Loves being tossed (gently) in the air
  • Not too impressed with his toes, but loves to stick his fingers and thumbs in his mouth
  • Can find and pick up a binky or bottle and put it in his mouth with ease – basically he’s self sufficient
  • When he sees something he thinks is his food, he will be patient and wait for you to feed him. But if you leave the room with it, he’ll cry until you come back with it.
  • No longer cries in the morning and Is so happy to see us when he wakes up
  • Doesn’t mind hanging out on his belly, but will readily roll onto his back – however, he refuses to roll onto his belly from his back, though I’m sure he possesses the ability.
  • Responds to his name
  • Has no problem going to strangers or being in big crowds of people who are talking to him
  • Reaches for toys and food, and sometimes mommy & daddy
  • Doesn’t mind playing by himself on the floor or being left alone in a room for short periods of time
  • Has crazy hair. It’s straight on the sides, curly on the top, and then has a teeny afro-poof on the back.
  • And best of all he loves to cuddle his mama

6 Responses to “My baby is 6 months old today”

  1. Ashlee says:

    What a precious angel! He IS getting so big!! Congratulations, Mama!

  2. Brenda says:

    “When he sees something he thinks is his food, he will be patient and wait for you to feed him. But if you leave the room with it, he’ll cry until you come back with it.”

    ^That one is my favorite. LOL!! too funny. my kids are crazy about their food too. (i think they get it from me. ;)

  3. Abbie says:

    It’s all good… my ‘little guy’ is now 6’7″ & is a freshman @ Houghton College, Houghton, NY… I’m so proud of him & the choices he is making in his life! I can tell you love being a mom- so pray a lot and continue to embrace each moment!

  4. Jen Allyson says:

    He is VERY serious about his food! The funny thing is that I feed him his baby food out of our regular paper cups, so if I am drinking something out of a paper cup and he sees it, then I am in big trouble because he thinks it’s his food. Somehow I don’t think we’re going to have eating issues with this one.

  5. Angie Hinksman says:

    You are truly blessed – he sounds just like my firt born, Tom. I’m certain the fact that he was such an angel is why I went on to have 2 more!!!!

    xoxoxox

  6. alicia king says:

    handsome little guy you have!

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