Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Six Months!

Dear Drake,

Today is your half birthday! Six months ago, we were anxiously awaiting your arrival and today we get to see your fun smile every day!

You are such a good baby. You've been taking 2-2 hour naps pretty much every day. Sometimes, you sneak in a catnap in the late afternoon. And, the best part is that you're still sleeping 12 hours overnight (7am-7pm)!

You have moved to a 4-hour eating schedule (7am, 11am, 3pm, & 7pm) with 7 ounces of formula at each feeding. You've had all of the grains (barley started July 7th) and most of the veggies:
  • Squash (July 15th)
  • Sweet Potatoes (July 20th)
  • Carrots (July 24th)
  • Sweet Peas (July 29th)
We started two meals a day on July 17th (cereal at breakfast and veggie at dinner) and added cereal to your dinner on July 27th. You seem to love the orange vegetables (eating a whole container at a time), but you're not too sure about the peas!

You have also tried your sippy cup! I gave you diluted apple juice on July 13th. You knew what to do with the cup, but you didn't get much juice out. Now, you like to chew on the nipple and spill it all over you. :-)

There is no crawling yet. You can pull your knees underneath you and push all the way up on your arms, but not at the same time. When we put you down on your back, you roll over to your belly almost instantly. If you want to get to a toy, you'll turn in circles on your belly. lol!

You don't have any teeth yet, but you've been drooling for about 4 months now. :-)

You still LOVE bath time. If you are fussy, and we go upstairs to the bathroom, you immediately quiet down and get excited. We have had some trouble getting the pool ready this year, but you were able to go in it for the first time on July 15th. It was the temperature of bath water, and you loved it!
You LOVE to be outside! Momma got you a swing from a neighbor and Daddy hung it on the pergola. You tried it out for the first time on July 14th. You've had some tough evenings due to the teething, but the instant we take you outside, you calm down! Now I'm wondering what we're going to do in the winter. lol! You took your first ride as a big boy in the stroller on August 1st.I think you had your first experience with stranger anxiety. One of the neighbor's friends was holding you, and you started crying until momma came to the rescue.

You can sit up so good in the bumbo! You're even starting to sit up on the floor by yourself, but you still topple over after a short time so we have to be right beside you.
Since just a couple weeks old, you have always pushed your legs straight and now you love to stand! We still have to be right next to you, but I don't think it will be long for you to scoot around the furniture.Jumperoo - LOVING it! And, you must be growing because you can now touch the floor without a pillow under it! You are still using the bouncer, swing, and playmat, but not nearly as much.

Kahlua and you are becoming quite the buddies! Something about her just makes you smile and laugh. It's really cute, except when we're trying to feed you your dinner. :-)
It has been a crazy few months, but you finally met your grandpa Charlie on July 17th. And, I didn't get any pictures. :-(

You're wearing size 2 diapers and size 6 months clothes.

You had your 6-month pictures taken on Friday. Chanel does such a wonderful job so I can't wait to see how they turn out. Tomorrow is your 6-month well baby visit....more shots, but we get to see how much you have grown!Happy 1/2 Birthday, Drake!



Kahla said...

Happy 6 months Drake!!!

Dave and Elaine said...

Sounds like you've got a wonderful routine going with him!! That is awesome that he is napping so well and getting 12 hours of sleep at night!

I can't believe he is already 6 months! He's so adorable!