Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Half Year!

My little Alex. I can't believe you are half a year old! 6 months!! It seems like yesterday that I was carrying you in my belly. Even scarier is that in another half a year you'll be 1!
I am cherishing your "littleness". You have started to let me hug you, rock you, and cuddle a little more. It's only for a moment (before you notice something you want to look at more closely) but I will take a moment any day!! These are the moments I live for. You get the tired sillys and laugh when mommy just looks at you funny. I love it. I think Daddy is a little jealous. ;) You are a mommas boy for sure...and I can't lie, it warms my heart. You are such a sweet boy!
You are amazing us daily with your strength and abilities. You are full of wonder and curiosity- we love to watch the wheels turn in that precious lil face, normally mouth open. You love to look at the trees. You would stay out there all day if I let you. You have started to show your sadness if I take you in too early too.
You want to touch and taste everything! "The dragonfly" is toy numero uno. It is the best to suck, bite, and flip. You are so good with your hands now that we take it everywhere.

You can roll over with the best of them. Sometimes it scares you though to do too many rolls in a row. :) We are working on getting your legs under you (crawling prep). I know I say this every month but you really are getting close to crawling and you want to sooo bad. :)
We started rice cereal a few weeks ago. Nothing scheduled, but just a few trys here and there for fun. You hate it. You really want to eat, but rice cereal is not the taste you were dreaming of and hoping for. The other day we tried bannanas with it. Worse! You gagged and made the most awful face. Sadly, your cold-hearted parents got a laugh out of it. I know, you were not amused.
We are excited to try more foods though! So welcome to the world of solids Alex! You are such a big boy!

Sleep. My least favorite topic. Well, lets see. I regret to post that there is not much of a change here. You are still unpredictable. You have been waking up every 3 or 4 hours most nights though. (little toot) Once in a blue moon you grace me with a heavenly night where I get an amazing 6 hours. I am praying that starting solids might help fill that lil belly of yours to help you. We might have to get tough though and start sleep training. I hate to do it, but my sleep hungry body might talk me into it. Everytime I get geared up to start, you sleep well and keep me confused. I know you can do it!!

I find myself singing Wheels On The Bus to you every time we are in the car. You love it. I have tried other songs and you detest. So I will continue because I would rather listen to that then you crying. I am thinking of going on tour. Check your local listings for the Traveling Mom Road Show coming to a town near you! Hopefully we can branch out and sing some new songs in the near future! :)

I have to leave you with a few of the "honorable mentions" for this months bear picture. It was a tough decision.


Jenny said...

Cassie, this was so sentimental and precious and packed with great info on Alex and most of all, full of love! Aww! You are such a great mommy and teehee, great blogger! : )

Rob and Leah said...

Happy 6 Months, Alex! You're looking so cute and grown up!

Carla said...

Happy 6 months! Doesn't it go by fast? :(

Jaymee said...

Hi Cassie,

I love checking out your BLOG. Can't believe that Alex is already 6 months old! Boy, how time just flies! Enjoy every moment because before you know it they will be off to school!

:) jmee

Mya Sage said...

Okay, why does Mya still look like Alex did at 2 months? LOL She's such a chunker! Alex has really grown and changed so much! He gets cuter and cuter every month! I love that our babies are near the same age so they go through the same things at the same time. :)

Hallam Fam News said...

i had the same issues with bananas. Taggart loves butternut squash, carrots, peas, and green beans. i mix in the rice cereal because like alex, he is NOT a fan of it by itself :) good luck with the feeding and i'll pray it leads to longer night sleeps!!!

Beezer Mom said...

HEY!!! I got your comment - I'd love to take pictures of Alex for you! Your pics are just as cutie. :) Email me and we can set something up...