Friday, December 7, 2012

The Incredible Growing Baby @ 6 Months

My baby turned 6 months old yesterday. 6 months ago, our world was rocked in the most magical way possible. In one way, I can't believe it's already been half a year since Avery was born and in another, It's becoming hard to imagine what we DID before he was here- our life is so completely centered on this little man.

 This month, Avery...
: Eats like a champ! Right now, he only eats once a day in the evenings and gets so excited when we put him in his high chair because he knows it's dinner time. Last night, he added avacados to his growing list of foods he enjoys. He has also started blowing raspberries with a mouthfull of food, which makes for some pretty funny moments :)

: Took his first inter-state trip home to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving! He did such an fantastic job in the car. I think maybe we psyched ourselves out too much preparing for the trip because it ended up being the fastest, smoothest ride we've ever taken. We left at 4 am, stopped ONCE when Avery woke up around 7:30 and was in WI by 11:30 EST. Amazing. The ride home was equally as awesome. We are SO GLAD he's such a good traveler, as there are many more road trips in our future!

: Has a cold :( He had just gotten over the cold that he came down with when we were in Wisconsin when he came down with another this last week. He has been pretty good natured and extra cuddly (which this momma doesn't mind one bit) considering he is a snotty, stuffy mess.

: Will hang out in his crib by himself for a really long time, just playing with his hands and talking to himself. His 2 hour-long morning naps sometimes only last about 10 minutes, but instead of crying when he wakes up, he just talks and blows bubbles for up to an hour sometimes. I just leave him to it until he starts to whine, I think he likes the alone time! :)

: Has been sleeping 12 hours at night, getting up 1-2 times to eat. (He was down to getting up only once, but with him being sick I can't deny him when he gets up that extra time)

: 'Stands' on his super strong legs! My family got him to do it when we were in Wisconsin and now he wants to do it all the time. When he is in his new jumparoo (which he LOVES because it gives him more freedom) he jumps only about half the time because he's so busy standing the other half.

: Still only rolls from front to back. He's usually so content on his back that he has no desire to turn the other way. If he can't get to the toys that are out of his reach, he just plays with his hands or talks to the ceiling. Seriously, most easy going baby ever. It makes me wonder if anything will ever entice him enough to get him to start crawling...

: Has moved into his own bathroom and out of the infant tub. (Not that he really fit in it anymore anyway! :)  Bathtime is still a family event and is a much longer process now because he spends so much time playing and splashing, but it's a great way to wind down at the end of the day (for all of us!)

: Still has rash outbreaks sometimes, but it is SO MUCH better than it was last month. Whew!

: Is SO easy-going and calm. He just goes-with-the-flow and is so content just sitting and playing during the day. He's such a sweet baby and his smiles and giggles just melt my heart.

Here's Avery the standing, bouncing machine!

And here's Avery eating his first 'solid' food meal (I forgot we had taken a video!) I just noticed how red his eyes are here, he must've been tired!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Avery Kicks Off His Eating Adventure!

One month ago today, Avery took his first bites of rice cereal! We decided he was ready because he slurped up his Vitamin D supplement drops they were going out of style and he was certainly big enough to take the next step. He was so excited from the very first bite- he kicked his feet, grabbed for the spoon and whined when we didn't get the next bite to him soon enough. :) 

Since then, he's tried sweet potatoes, pears, bananas and peas and so far has loved them all. It seems we have a good eater on our hands!  He even had the pleasure of being fed by some of his favorite people while we were visiting family in Wisconsin! 
Avery is so lucky to have so many people that love and adore him so much :)

I am SO far behind on blogging... We made a trip to Wisconsin, have been battling sickness, preparing for Christmas and having lots of cute photo shoots in the last month - I have actually taken so many photos that I'm a bit overwhelmed, but I'll be slowly getting them organized into posts over the next couple of weeks! Stay tuned :)