Today you are 6 months old! It is so difficult for me to believe that it was 6 months ago that you came into this world. In many ways it feels like yesterday and yet at the same time, it is hard for me to remember how I filled my days before your arrival. Only 6 months ago I didn't know what your cute little face would look like -- now I can't imagine my life without it.
It is so amazing how much you have changed and grown in the last six months. There is no doubt that you know your daddy, Grammie, and me. The smiles and giggles you give us light up our lives.
You are becoming more and more of a little man every day. You are very interested in the world around you and love to be the center of attention. Everything goes directly into your mouth and many of your toys are aging due to so much drool! All of that drool is a result of two teeth that are peeking through!
You stopped eating during the night at the 5 month mark and you sleep a consistent 11-12 hours each night. Sometimes I have to go in and give you a little love and a paci fix but for the most part, you're sleeping well on your own.
We had your 6 month doctor's appointment yesterday and you weighed in at 17 lb. 9 oz. What a big boy!! All of your clothes are at least 9 month size now. You're a very good eater and love all of the creations that I concoct for you. The doctor said we can start meat whenever we are ready -- chicken and salmon purees, here we come!!
You love to play! You are becoming more and more interested in your toys each day and love to go to Grammie's and play with all of the fun toys she has there. You still love Tony but I think the Jumperoo is your absolute favorite. You are so adorable with that big grin on your face jumping up and down!
Today you sat in the cart at Wal-Mart for the first time and as I am typing this you are practicing sitting up between my legs. You do pretty well but I still feel better when I am right beside you.
You are growing up and reaching all of your milestones. Most importantly though, I find that I love you more and more each day. While I can't believe your newborn days are gone, I can't say that I'm sad. I love seeing your personality develop and watching you become a little man.
When Daddy and I were first together he would often look at me and say "how did I get so lucky?" I always thought he was being silly but now I understand. Each day I think to myself, "how did I get so lucky?" I really feel like I've been given a wonderful gift - that gift is you!
Happy 6 Month Birthday, Little Man. I feel so blessed that you are in our lives.