Saturday, September 27, 2008

OOOOHHHH...we're HALFWAY there....

Some people are newborn people. They love newborns, can't get enough of them, want to have more babies so they can have a newborn. But ever since I had the personal of parenting a newborn, I'm more of a toddler person. I love toddlers, they are SO fun. Of course every age has it's challenges, but nothing exhausts me like a newborn.

David is 6 months old, and I'm pretty giddy about it.

Reaching six months seems to be a huge hurdle for babies. Today I was putting the stickers on the September page of David's baby calendar, and I was peeling stickers like crazy. Just in the last 2 weeks, David has:

* Gotten his first tooth,

* Started solid food,

* Rolled in both directions consistently,

* Learned to sit up (this one blew my mind - one day he couldn't, next day he could),

* Found his feet, and

* Manipulated toys.

Not only that, we're moving out of the tiny baby phase. Just this week, we have:

* Put away the bouncy seat,

* Put away the swing,

* Gotten out the jumperoo,

* Started carrying him in and out of the car without his carrier (ugh - that thing is so awkward. Surely there's an engineer out there who can make those easier to carry, don't you think?), and

* Switched from the Bjorn to a sling on the hip.

David had his well visit yesterday, and unlike last time, I didn't have any questions or overly paranoid concerns.

Weight: 19 pounds, 9 ounces, 80%'ile

Height: 27.5 inches, 80%'ile

Several people in the office commented on David's happy temperament, even after he had had his shots. He is a sweetheart. I love you, Bubs, more and more everyday.


Jen said...

David is catching up to Emmaline! He is getting so big!

How do you like the new sling? I love mine and still carry Emmy in it. It's been through 3 kids now and is really faded, but since we don't know if we'll have any more kids, I don't want to replace it.

Weed said...

What a cutie! It's sad to me that he's six months old and I've only seen him ONCE in that whole time! :(

bluedaisy said...

yeah for the happy, healthy checkup and WOW, so much happening with him right now...Go David! Liam has his 15 month check tomorrow and I hope it goes as well as David's :)

Pam said...

Can I have him??? Please?????

Oma Froehle said...

He's a charmer, that David! I brought in some vacation pictures for my bulletin board at work---which just HAPPENS to be full of family pictures. On one side is a picture of David at about 3 days old. On the other side he is wearing his Hilton Head Island hat and smiling like a parrot-head in Margueritaville! What a change! Stay small for a little while, baby!!!!

KNJ said...

I TOTALLY hear you on that newborn phase thing. We've got a 2mos old at home, and since labor I've been saying adopting a 2 yr old would be fantastic....

He's super cute, though. AND a happy personality?! Awesome...