Sunday, June 30, 2013

Six Months Old!

 Tyndall James is 6 Months Old!

Six Month Stats:Weight: 13 pounds, 9 ounces
Length: 24 1/2 inches
Head Circumference: 16 inches
STILL not on the charts, but growing well and on-track based on where he started. :) 

This month has been my favorite yet... by far!  Each has been special, of course, but all of a sudden this little baby is becoming a little boy filled with personality.  I LOVE being his Momma!  

Tyndall still LOVES his feet... and having them in his mouth.  He was doing this a little last month, but now it's all the time.  Still likes chewing on pretty much anything else as well. The doctor said it looks like his bottom teeth will break through any day now.  

A new addition is how much he loves toys.  He likes teething rings, rattles, stuffed animals, and basically anything else we will let him play with (cups, bowls, spoons, etc.)  He is pretty coordinated and can pass toys between his hands.  He can also rake things in and grab them.  
His Current Favorite Toy (Thanks, BeBe!)
Rolling over has become a regular thing... both from tummy to back and back to tummy.  Back to tummy has just happened in the last week or so.  He will get on a roll (pun intended) and move around quite a bit.  It's an adventure to see what position he'll be in when we wake up in the morning... it's hardly ever the same and definitely not how we left him the night before. Matt and I both like watching the monitor more and sneaking in his room for nighttime peeks. 
He started eating rice cereal right at 5 months old.  After a couple months of rice cereal, we added in vegetables in Stage 1 jar food.  First he had green beans, then peas, then carrots.  We wait a couple days between introducing new foods, but so far, he has done great with everything.  His least favorite seems to be peas, and he likes oatmeal cereal much better than rice cereal.  He has also had a tiny bit of sweet potatoes from a church potluck on Father's Day. 

Feeding him is hilarious.  He is a very ferocious eater sometimes and likes to 'help' with the spoon.  It is soooooo messy.  I'm still learning to be okay with this.  Bottle feedings are also a lot more adventurous.  Gone are the days when he would quietly sit while eating.  Now, he 'helps' hold his bottle and also tries to suck his thumb while eating from the bottle.  It doesn't work, but he tries. Every time.  
Sucking his thumb while eating his bottle.
He is so playful lately!  He loves to grab our faces and 'talk' to us and people he knows (like Papa and other family members he sees a lot).  He also likes to play with the dogs now and has even grabbed their faces a couple of times.  
Playing with Papa's face
The laugh is finally an everyday, regular occurrence.  The belly laugh is my favorite sound in the world, and I especially love hearing him playing and laughing with his Daddy.  But I confess I will do just about anything to get some giggles myself.  This boy is so silly.  He has started to like more 'rough' play like being tickled and 'dropped' and bounced.  It's so much fun!!!  

He has moved into Stage 2 diapers but continues to wear mostly size 0-3 month clothes. Just last week, he still wore a couple of newborn outfits, but I think I'm finally going to put all those away.  He's getting too long for them.  

He STILL really likes to stand up.  We try to get him to sit, but his balance is much better standing.  We need to work more on the sitting, so hopefully next month I'll have a good update about that.  I mean, look at this pick of him standing while playing with a toy.  We hardly even have to hold him.  And sometimes we let him stand by himself if he is holding onto the crib rail or something like that.  

Other Highlights and "Firsts" from this Month:
  •  1st overnight with Momma away. Daddy did a great job taking care of him! 
  • First Funeral
  • First Father's Day
  • Visited Uncle Steven at work
  • Trip to Beaufort with BeBe (visited Great Aunt Mary Frances in the hospital and did some shopping.) 
    •  First time sitting up in shopping cart basket (probably a little premature).
      • Ryan and Kellie Cantrell Wedding 

        • Started sleeping 12+ hours almost every night.
        • Going to work at Friendship Baptist with Mommy
        • Playing/splashing in the bathtub
        • TV News Interview

Honestly, this little baby is the sweetest, most fun, joyful little boy!  We are so, so blessed and thankful that God chose us to be his family.  

Happy 6 months, Tyndall James.  We love you so much!  

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