Dear Parker - it's your half birthday!
You are SIX months old! (and a few days)
Here are your stats from the doctor...you are just a little guy :) But you wore a size 2 diaper (just switched to size 3) and size 6 month clothes.
Height: 25.7 inches (65.5) 19%
Weight: 14.9 lbs (6.6) 4.25%
Head Circumference: 17 1/4 inches (44) 50%
You take two to three fairly good naps a day and you are not a great sleeper, but we are slowly working on that. I am still a little tired in the mornings but I do have hope that we will both sleep one day! (Sometimes I kind of like the middle of the night feedings. I'll miss them so much when they are over soon). I thought I would try and let you cry it out more, but the doctor said since you are so little to keep on feeding you! You have been pretty gassy lately and I think sometimes your toots wake you up :)
You are just so sweet and happy. You still like to be held most of the time but we can put you down to play some and in the jumperoo and Bumbo you are super happy. One of the cutest things you started doing is reaching for me when you want me to hold you. You have started sitting up this month...yahoo!!! Occasionally you will crash but for the most part you are good to go. It is so nice to be able to set you down to play when I need to use both hands, try on clothes, you name it.
You still like eating and have had cereal, sweet potatoes, and bananas so far. You are not a fan of "naners" and you make an awful face. Cereal is still your favorite. You love your sippy cup, but I'm still not sure how much water you are actually getting...most ends up on the shirt. And you still love love love to chew your spoon :)
You think Sully is the best thing ever and you always want to pet him and pull his hair - Sully likes to sit and give you kisses and is so gentle with you. You two are going to be best buds very soon. Sully and a water bottle gave you your first belly laugh! Other than Sully, you smile at everyone and are a happy-go-lucky baby. Give you a string of some sort to chew on and you are a happy camper!
You are a roller right now! You roll everywhere and can almost drag yourself all over the floor. You can move just a little from where I set you down, but it won't be long and you will be on the other side of the room. Changing your diaper lately is like wrestling a baby alligator. You do not like to be very still and I have to give you a toy for a distration!
Daddy and I are so in love with you! You have made our family complete (for now) and I can't imagine life without your sweet little face and dimple. You are our joy! I thank God every day for giving me the privilege to spend my life being your mom!