Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 Months already?

My baby boy Mason is 6 months old today!! I am flabergasted at where the time has gone!?!?! It really seems as though that rainy day in January when we brought him home from the hospital just happend a few short weeks ago, not months, not half a year!! Half of a year??? Really?? The thought of "half of a year" having already passed, feels as though someone is playing a trick on me!! Time is playing a trick on me!! My baby is still a newborn right?? It feels like he should be, we just got him home and figured out what to do with him...... how to be parents, how to change diapers, breastfeed him, bottle feed him, burp him, swaddle him, get him to sleep through the night, fasten his car seat, carry him, and learn his likes and dislikes. But i guess it's true, he is 6 months old today, i've checked the calendar atleast twice, and done the math myself, My 8lbs 11 0z baby boy who came into this world and into my arms on January 13th at 4:04 pm, is no longer a newborn, he is a happy, healthy, energetic, bubbly 6 month old, who is crawling, babbling, eating baby food, and figuring things out for his self at a rapid pace. Here are some things you may or may not know about 6 month old Mason:
  • he loves to laugh (especially at ling-ling and landon, and his great grandma greene)
  • he loves to crawl, wiggle, bounce, jump, and roll around (he's never still)
  • he can sit up on his own but don't be suprised if he goes over face first into the ground so he can crawl
  • he likes to babble when he's tired or very excited and has been saying baba and mama routinely for about a month
  • he has a tooth (on the bottom in the middle) it is the cutest thing ever
  • he eats fruit in the morning and veggies in the evening and has just switched to four 6.5 oz bottles a day
  • he eats only organic foods, and i make mostly all of his baby food (and he likes the homemade the best)
  • he's definitely a mommas boy but has a very independent nature and is totally obsessed with his daddy
  • he has the bluest eyes, dimples on both cheeks, the longest eye lashes ever, thin light red hair that loves to get wavy/curly when wet, and invisible eyebrows
  • he is extremely sociable, he loves people, anyone and everyone, he smiles and flirts and opens his mouth so wide and big, he giggles and squeels in delight when someone pays him attention
  • he is amazingly strong
  • he is super smart and quick to learn and pick things up, he has an amazing little mind that is constantly working on figuring out this world
  • he sleeps from 9:30 pm to 7:30 am and rarely ever wakes durring the night
  • he is a morning person
  • he likes things that light up in the dark
  • he likes to play in his jumper and walker, he likes to play on the floor now too, and loves crawling and rolling around on our big bed with us
  • he has started riding in his big stroller
  • he can hold his own bottle when he wants to, but still likes for us to hold it sometimes too
  • he seems to love all fruits but i would say mangos and pears have been a favorite so far
  • he naps best on his side, face to face with you, and patting on the bottom helps, he tends to fight his naps and when he is fussy you know its because he is either tired or hungry
  • he still loves his baby einstein movies
  • he has a great affection for ling ling and loves to touch her when she lets him
  • he loves his cousins and other kids
  • he gets super excited about the toy isle
  • he likes to suck and gnaw on his thumb
  • he still loves his paci but prefers to take it out and gnaw on the sides of it often
  • he has an obsession with faces and enjoys clawing, scratching, and whacking people in thier mouths, eyes, and noses (be warned he will claw your gums, and stick his fingers so far up your nose you will never have sinus trouble again) he also likes to pull hair
  • his new found talent is slapping his hands on table tops (thank daddy for that one)
  • he is overly dramatic (like his momma) and knows if he cries he will get held.

He is amazing! He's perfect! We are so blessed, we really are!! I thank God for him everyday!! I will update later with pics, and height and weight stats!!


Care said...

Wow, he is awesome! I cant even get my 13 month old to STTN! Happy 6 months. I'm a new follower :)

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

Our journey has begun!… secretly though

If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

Exciting things going on around here!


~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama