Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cole's Half Birthday - 6 Months Old!

Six months ago we welcomed our little 7 pound 9 ounce baby into our family! He has grown and changed so much! I don't think Tony and I realized how quickly the time would pass. I will have to update in a few weeks on his stats because we don't go back to the doctor for his "6 month" appointment until October 7th. With going on vacation during the week of his 4 month, it pushed us back that far again for his 6 month and we also couldn't get in the last week of September. So we won't get an accurate 6 month weight and length. It'll be more like 7 months, but what can you do?
The big excitement of turning 6 months was that Cole started sitting up totally on his own yesterday! He had been close for about a week, but was still tipping over. Now he's doing just fine to sit and even rock around a bit without falling over. We still sit right by him just in case because it's only been a few days. It's so fun to see him sitting and playing!
Eating solids has also been a focus in the last month. Recently we started doing two meals of baby food a day - a fruit or veggie in the morning and cereal at night. He has tried sweet potatoes, green beans, bananas, peaches, plums, and apple sauce. I just made some new things yesterday to start trying soon. More options open up after the 6 month mark. He is doing really well with his meals. We had a major spit up incident at night with sweet potatoes a few weeks ago and now he doesn't really like them. I'm hoping to try mixing them in with something else to see if he will eat them then.
Bottles have continued to go well. He eats between 7 and 9 ounces in the bottle and gets one twice a day at the babysitter. I've been told he's started holding the bottle on his own too.
Cole spent his first times away from Mommy and Daddy last weekend. Nana and Papa took good care of him though. Aunt Stacy even helped out and watched Cole all day while I was at work. Cole also was home with Tony for a few days last week when I went to Jenks Wild. He did so well adapting and didn't miss a beat.
We have a great schedule going right now. Cole eats every 4 hours on the weekend and 3-4 hours during the week. He sleeps from 8 pm until 7 am on the weekends and 8 pm until 6 am during the week. He continues to sleep through the night and rarely cries when he wakes up. He does a lot of talking though.
Cole has pretty much outgrown every 3-6 month outfit and wears 6-12 or 6-9 month clothes. We are still on our last box of size 2 diapers, but will be switching to size 3 very soon.
He really has an easy going personality so far. He smiles, laughs and "talks" a lot and loves going on walks, playing in the exersaucer and door bouncer, sitting up, or standing (with help, of course). The play mat is still a hit and so is the swing every once in awhile. He definitely recognizes Tony and I, but really loves anyone who holds him or gives him attention. He still does well going to the babysitter and likes playing (or watching) the other kids.
Cole cracks us up all the time with his cute faces, noises, and smiles. It just melts our hearts! We love our little guy so much! We barely even remember what we did without him. We know the next 6 months are going to bring so many changes for him. We are trying to just enjoy every minute, and we really do love this age that he is at right now. He is so interactive and just the cutest thing ever! (I can say that since I'm his Mom!)

1 comment:

Gina and Michael said...

How cute is he! Adorable! Happy 1/2 birthday!

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