Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy 6 months!

Seriously how did 6 months go by since Brayden has been born!  He is getting SO big and seems to be so ahead of schedule on things. I guess those extra week and 3 days he stayed in after 40 weeks paid off! lol
He's been up to so much!

At 4 months he was sitting on his own, 5 1/2 months he learned to sit himself up from a laying position and now at 6 months he can crawl backward and almost has forwards! I'm so proud of him! He LOVES to stand up! He loves to stand and try and walk around and chase the dog. When he sits he does the excited/happy bounce, it's the CUTEST thing! His laughter and smile melt my heart!

He's now eating 3 times per day, as per the pediatrician. Because he is SO active he hasn't been gaining too much, but he is gaining. At his 6 month appt he was 28 1/4 inches tall and 16lb and 8oz!  He LOVES food, he always makes faces when he first starts eating even when he's eating his favorites. I would love to know what goes through his head!  He's really good at holding food and chewing/feeding himself.  Now that he has his first tooth he's going nuts, but we have to be super careful so that he doesn't choke. He is NOT a good teether!  He has his moments but breakthrough is the easiest for him.

He gets about 4, 6oz bottles per day and his bedtime we do 8oz.  Teething is reeking havoc on his bottle feedings but he's been doing better.  We are still on the Alimentum. As expensive it is, it is a miracle formula to me, it helps his reflux and keeps the milk protein intolerance in check.

Babbling! i love love his babbling! The other day he was crying MAMA in daddy lap but we weren't sure if he was actually crying for me. I picked him up and he was happy, but we aren't counting it as first words till he keeps doing it, so we know it wasn't just a fluke!

Life has definitely been an adventure since we had him, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! You really can't describe the bond and love you feel for a child.  I am just so in LOVE!  I hate to see him get older, but the older he gets the more fun he is! it's amazing to watch him grow!

Now to take a trip down memory lane....

Just Born!! poor kid was SO swollen after 
34.5 hours of labor and 4 of that pushing! 

First week home! 
What a CHUNKER face! 

1 month old! 

2 months old!

3 months old! 

4 months old!

5 months old!

6 months old! 

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