Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let the Good Times "ROLL" - Six Months

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a brand new, snuggly little baby...but there is something pretty great that happens as a little one approaches the half way mark (half way to a year that is!).  Personalities start to blossom and they begin to interact and respond more to those around them.  At 6 months Harrison has officially hit that "fun" baby stage!  He continues to be the happiest little guy, is eating/sleeping well and seems like he is learning something new every single day!

Sweet Harrison, this month...

-You spent your very first weekend away from Mommy and Daddy

-You made your first trip to the zoo

-You have tried lots of yummy new foods -  Mommy is giving homemade baby food a go and it's going really well.  So far your favorites seem to be peas (what?!) and bananas.  You are such a good eater and have the chunky monkey thighs to prove it!  

-You sat independently for the first time!  You still like to fold in half (lazy bones!) but we keep practicing and you are getting stronger and stronger.  

-You learned to roll from your back to your belly!  I was pretty impressed with one rotation...then on Wednesday Grandma Debbie sent me a picture...there's no stopping you now!  
-You love to hear your self talk!  Sometimes its happy talk, sometimes its get the heck over here and put that bottle in my mouth talk.  Either way, you are definitely figuring out new ways to tell us how you are feeling!

-You love to play with your feet.  

-You graduated to a size 3 diaper...the exact same size that your big sister was wearing when she was double your age!

Pictures this month were probably the most entertaining to date.  There were a lot of near miss tumbles as he kept leaning forward in his chair, an insane amount of drool, and most importantly, big ol' smiles that melt this mama's heart day after day!

Happy half-way birthday baby boy.  Our first 6 months with you have been so much fun!  Your daddy and I love you very much and we're so excited to see what the second half of your first year has in store!  

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog through Claire's and have spent the last 2 weeks laughing, crying, and at times sobbing uncontrollably. My heart baby was born august 30, 2010 and had a very hard road. We almost lost him but through divine intervention we just happened to be at the hospital when his first repair failed him, and he just happened to be in the cath lab when that occurred, and it just so happened that his surgeon walked in the cath lab at the exact moment he crashed. We faced so many heartbreaking days but he is still with us...your loss is unfathomable and something that leaves me in terror day after day. Such is the life of a heart family, I so wish you were having that experience rather than being without Charley. I've read lots of blogs but yours has touched me in a different way. Maybe its the closeness of our heart baby birthdays, or the fact that our newest baby, a girl, was born on June 26, 2012 at 9:57. Her name is Aryel but I call her Ary bear. Shortened to bear. I read about your bear as I snuggle with mine and imagine how life would be if suddenly she was gone. I don't know how you get out of bed. I'm sure this sounds like a rambling nonsensical mess and I apologize for that. I tried to think of the perfect mssage to send you and there just wasn't one to adequately describe how moved I am. My name is Mandy and I am a heart mom.