Happy 6 Month Birthday! You just keep getting better and better! I don’t think it can get better and each month it does. You are starting to do so many new things and really becoming “an individual.” You have got to be one of the happiest babies I know.
You still do not really have any hair and your eye color still boggles me. They say by 6 months babies have their eye color, but I have never seen your eye color on a child/adult, so I’m thinking it is still changing. It is dark blue, green, and has bits of brown. So as you can see, I’m confused. The only color I don’t think they will be is blue. Your daddy has blue and I have hazel. When I was a baby my eyes were mostly brown and changed to a green as I got older. So I’m thinking you will have my eye color. This is my favorite picture of you and you can kind of see your eye color in it.
The weekend after I posted your 5 month blog, you rolled over from belly to back. Yay! I was worried a little, but once you did it, you were non-stop with it. Rolling back and forth ALL the time. You are quite the mover now. Your crib looks like a tornado came through after bedtime and naps. You’re getting up on your knees and scooting around, but still not close to crawling…I’ll gladly accept that milestone LATER. Although, I hope you crawl before you walk…you prefer to stand up. We’re trying to get you to sit up, but you don’t last very long just yet. All in due time. I’m very proud of all your milestones. Most importantly, you are such a HAPPY baby…I hope this becomes your personality.
Bath time – YOU love it, but MOMMY, not so much. This is an awkward time since you are very mobile, but cannot sit up by yourself. You discovered that water splashes if you hit it. Needless to say, my face looks like it took a bath too!
Soon you will have a new boss! – ME! 8 more school days and I’m starting my dream job of being a stay at home mom. I like to call it “full time mom.” I can’t stand when people ask me “Are you going to work anymore?” Uh duh…not only am I going to work, I’m going to work MORE! I’m just teasing…I know what people mean when they ask that. I have been dreaming about doing this since I was a young girl! It’s not always pretty like I previously imagined, but is definitely a promotion from what I’m doing now. I tell my students’ parents all the time, “You are your child’s first and most important teacher.” After almost 5 years of teaching, I couldn’t believe in that statement more! My teaching job has taught me a lot about being a good mother, so I’m very thankful for that. You and I were just talking about how much fun we are going to have! Bring on the play dates, reading, library, park, crafts, SOCCER, snuggles, ice cream dates, lunch dates with daddy, walks/jogs in the stroller, and naps (play time for mommy)!
My 1st Mother’s Day – Since you’re just a baby, your daddy helped you get me a wonderful mother’s day gift. You got me a bouquet of flowers (the kind that take forever to die since I never water them and kill them quickly) and a spa day (manicure, pedicure, and 1 hour massage) at the new Omni in Dallas. It also included a one night stay…you must have noticed we spend LOTS of time with you and need a date. We used to do staycations (and vacations) ALL the time before you entered this world. We definitely lived it up before we had you (please do that with your future wife), but are now living it up in a different way. Anyway, we had your Memo and Poppi come over, along with the rest of the O’Rear fam, for brunch on Mother’s Day. We also celebrated your dad’s birthday since it was on Saturday. It was a great day! I also got you a gift, since you are the wonderful reason I am a mother. My mom started this with me several years ago and I wanted to start the same tradition. I got you a book called I Love You Through and Through. I will love you no matter what you do! Just like God’s love for us!
Weight – 17 pounds 9.5 oz. (25-50%)
Length – 26 inches (25-50%)
Head Circumfrence – 17 3/4 inches (75-90%) “Bobble Head”
You dropped percentage wise in your weight a lot, but we’re about to start solids regularly and I’m going to up your bottles to 8 oz. so maybe you’ll go up. People say you look like a future line backer…Dr. Burton says you’re perfect for the NBA with your tongue sticking out all the time.
My favorite thing: I would have to say one of my favorite things is seeing you recognize me and smiling so big your mouth can’t get any bigger (and kicking your legs in excitement). There are times that you fuss/cry after we put you down for bed or a nap, so I’ll go back in there to turn on your mobile and when you see me, you immediately stop and give me (or your dad) the BIGGEST smile. MELTS.MY.HEART! Can’t wait for you to hold your arms out for me…I think I’ll cry.
Daily Activities: You wake up, eat, play for about an hour, take your morning nap, play a little, eat, play, take your afternoon nap, eat, play, go for a walk, take a bath, eat, and go down for the night. You’re a very easy baby and super happy (I’m prepared for your future sister or brother to be difficult). 🙂
Eating: You eat 4 times a day still, usually at 8, 12, 4, and 8! You’re taking 7 .5oz at each feeding. You’re still on breast milk only! Sometimes you fuss when I take the bottle out, but I just don’t think you should have more than 30 oz. a day. You definitely don’t look like you’ve missed a meal, so I think you’re ok. You held your bottle 2 days ago for a little while, but I know you just like to sit back and relax while you eat. I don’t mind it one bit as I know these precious moments will pass quickly. You cover your eyes with your hands and bib when you eat. I decided to give you some oatmeal since I personally thought you were ready. You officially started eating it 5/11. You really like it and make a mess when you do. I’ll talk more about solids with Dr. Burton when we have your 6 month appt. I’m going to make all your baby food. Cheaper and healthier for you! It’s a win-win.
How you eat: “Don’t anyone bother me. This is how I stay so muscular!”
Sleeping: You sleep so well that sometimes I wonder if you sleep too much. You pretty much soothe yourself to sleep by sucking your thumb. I give you the paci, but you spit it out within 3 minutes, roll all over the bed, and then land in one position while sucking your thumb. Most of the time you sleep on your tummy or side. You go to sleep with your sleep sheep and mobile. You sleep from about 7:45-7. Sometimes you wake up when I’m getting ready for school (6:45), but you just talk to yourself till someone comes to get you. Heather (your nanny) gets to the house at 7:15, so she usually gets you up then, unless you’re asleep. You take your morning nap about an hour and fifteen minutes after you’ve fed. That nap is usually 2-2.5 hours long. Your second nap is usually 3-4 hours in the afternoon, about 2 hours after you eat. After that, we usually are up until bed time. Since I get home around 4 or 4:30, I love that you’re awake so I can spend some time with you. I really could not ask for you to sleep any better. Well, the only thing is, you sleep better with Heather. Sometimes you do not take as good of naps when it’s the weekend. I think it’s cause you want to be up with us 😉 I call Heather the “Baby Whisperer”
-4/21 – Rolled from tummy to back
-5/11 – Started solids (once a day for fun)
-5/13 – 1st Mother’s Day
-5/15 – You started to sit up unassisted, but don’t do this long/daily so not sure if it should be “official”
-You got your first cold this month (just a cough and stuffy nose)…amazingly you were still happy for the most part. I think you caught it from me…sorry, that is what happens when you have a mom who’s a teacher.
-5/19 – You started scooting today in order to get something out of your reach.
-5/18 – You had your first sleepover. We slept over at my best friend, Kristen’s house. You hung out with 2 month old Harper. You licked her hand and later tried to hold it. I’m aware you did not know what you were doing, but it was cute! The first picture is you licking her hand. The second, your trying to hold her hand.